Williams-Sonoma, Inc. named top California company for female leadership

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) was named the top company for female
leadership in California by the UC
Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders
. Williams-Sonoma,
Inc. has the highest percentage of women leaders in the study’s 11-year
history, with women in 57 percent of the company’s board and
highest-paid executive roles.

“Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is proud to be paving the way for gender
diversity in executive leadership,” said Laura Alber, President, Chief
Executive Officer and a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
“Diversity and inclusion are among our deepest-held values. We work to
create an environment that attracts great talent, and we seek to
motivate, inspire and recognize high performance among all employees.”


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products
for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise
strategies – Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm,
PBteen, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham – are
marketed through e-commerce websites, direct mail catalogs and 612
stores. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States,
Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offers international shipping
to customers worldwide, and has unaffiliated franchisees that operate
stores in the Middle East, the Philippines and Mexico.


Patrick J. Connolly, 415-616-8746
Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer