Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is central to our success. We seek diversity of experiences and aim to create a clear and demonstrable culture of inclusion that respects, maximizes, and celebrates individual differences.
Diversity & Inclusion

Our mission is to create an inclusive culture that values diversity and encourages trust, openness and mutual support in order to build high performing teams comprised of diverse skills, cultures and experiences; demonstrate diversity and inclusion leadership across our business; and be recognized both internally and externally as one of the best places to work.

Employee Resource Groups

As part of Brown-Forman’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) enable a diverse and inclusive work environment that drives a high-commitment, high-performance organization, and encourages employees to bring their individuality to work. Through employee resource groups, employees support each other’s personal and professional growth and enhance their individual and collective ability to contribute to the company. Our ERGs include:

BRAVE is committed to increasing resources, developing programs and supporting community initiatives that will enhance the Brown-Forman Veteran experience, educate our employees, strengthen our brands and support Brown-Forman's overall commitment to being a military friendly company.

EAST is committed to actively cultivating and promoting the unique cultures, values, and traditions of our diverse communities of Asian heritage. We endeavor to challenge stereotypes, to inspire, empower, and educate ourselves and others about Asian cultures and traditions, to celebrate our heritage, and to promote the professional and personal development of our Asian colleagues and communities. EAST desires to share our unique perspectives as a business resource to further contribute to Brown-Forman’s continued success.

SAGE focuses on connecting all generations to share knowledge and experiences across personal and professional life stages for the purpose of enriching lives.

BUILD is an employee resource group committed to recruiting, retaining and developing exceptional African-American talent. Employees are engaged with an enthusiastic group of individuals who are looking to grow personally and professionally, applying skills to help Brown-Forman and the community be better places to work and live. BUILD enables African-Americans to learn, connect and grow.

The Young Professionals ERG seeks to strengthen Brown-Forman by engaging, connecting, and fostering the growth and development of young professional employees. By creating this network we will help Brown-Forman, our brands, customers and partners better understand, retain and reach 21-34 year-olds.

COPA is committed to developing and implementing activities and programs that champion and support Brown-Forman’s strategic imperatives. COPA supports Brown-Forman’s commitment to creative an environment where Latinos accelerate the innovation pipeline and are considered a resource by providing a blended perspective on key issues, topics and decisions.

GROW is dedicated to providing tools, education, and a clear perspective for women as they work to achieve their desired potential within the organization. Through skill building, mentoring, and information sharing workshops, GROW will leverage opportunities to showcase Brown-Forman as a desirable place for women to work.

PRIDE supports Brown-Forman diversity and inclusion initiatives by providing a visible, public face to LGBT employees within Brown-Forman, by assisting in recruiting and retaining employees, by engaging brand teams interested in LGBT marketing, and by stimulating education and awareness of the importance and value of diversity in the workplace. It is also a valued resource for any and all employees with interest in LGBT topics.

SPIRIT is committed to developing and implementing activities and programs that champion and support Brown-Forman’s strategic goals. SPIRIT supports Brown-Forman’s commitment to creating an environment where all employees feel welcome as contributing members of the organization, regardless of their own choice of whether or not to drink.


Diversity Best Practices: Leading Inclusion Index Company

Membership on the Leading Index recognizes the company's efforts and commitment to the three Index focus areas: Best Practices in Recruitment, Retention & Advancement, Company Culture and Transparency.

Shortlisted Organisation of the Year 2017 & 2018

Australian LGBTI Awards Logo

Logo’s Top 25 Trailblazing companies 2015

This list honors companies that have served as pioneers and advocates for the LGBT community by demonstrating a public commitment to LGBT people & issues through their advertising, communications, and other visible actions.

Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work:
9 Years in a Row

Brown-Forman is leading the way in LGBT equality with a perfect score on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) — the organization’s national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees.

Diversity Inc’s 25 Most Noteworthy Companies 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

In recognition of Brown-Forman’s thoughtful approach to diversity in the workplace and in the community, DiversityInc Magazine has named the company to its 2016 Top 25 Noteworthy Companies list for several years in a row.

Upward Synergy Best Organizations for Employee Resource Groups 2012

These Rankings showcase the best organizations that truly support ERGs, as well as the ERGs who shine with best practices and innovation.