Laysha L. Ward

Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

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Laysha Ward is executive vice president and chief corporate social responsibility officer for Target and a member of its executive 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.

Laysha joined Target in 1991. In addition to her career at Target, she is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and The Links, an international woman’s service organization. She sits on the board of directors for Denny’s Corporation, and on the Advisory Board for the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program.

Laysha 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.

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