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How Yum Brands is developing its people and aiming for gender parity

Chief equity, inclusion and belonging officer James Fripp shares how the company is making an impact.


Yum Brands is the largest restaurant company in the world and has more than 1 million employees in its system around the globe.

That makes people development and gender parity in leadership positions an especially tall order. But the company isn’t taking the challenge lying down.

James Fripp, Yum’s chief equity, inclusion and belonging officer, joined Nation’s Restaurant News executive editor Alicia Kelso at the Women’s Foodservice Forum Leadership Conference to discuss the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, its work to accomplish gender parity, and how its investing in its people and their careers. Listen to the conversation above on the latest episode of Take-Away with Sam Oches.

Kelso was at the Leadership Conference in Dallas alongside NRN senior editor Joanna Fantozzi and group managing editor Leigh Anne Zinsmeister to speak with several of the 3,000 attendees about how companies are advancing women in the foodservice industry. Subscribe to NRN podcasts Extra Serving and Take-Away with Sam Oches to hear these conversations and visit for more on NRN’s Women in Foodservice content series.

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