On the corporate level, Target’s leadership reflects this belief system. Women make up 36% of the board and 45% of the executive level — which surpasses industry and corporate standards. According to analysis from Retail Leader, Target stands out among its cohort as a champion for gender equality in the C-suite and boardroom. Females make up 30% of Walmart’s executive management, and a mere 3% of Costco’s. The overall retail industry has more female directors on average (26% compared with 20% of the S&P 500), according to a 2017 PwC report.