Laysha Ward

Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Target

Laysha Ward is executive vice president and chief corporate social responsibility officer for Target and a member of the company’s senior leadership team. She leads Target’s commitment to integrate corporate citizenship into its daily operations with direct responsibility for sustainability, diversity and inclusion, service and philanthropy, and other key reputational strategies.

Ms. Ward is a member of the Executive Leadership Council; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; The Links, an international woman’s service organization; the International Women’s Forum; and the Advisory Board for the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program. She also sits on the for-profit board of directors for Denny’s Corporation.

Ms. Ward received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master’s degree in social services administration with an emphasis in management and public policy from the University of Chicago.