Diversity & Inclusion at Constellation Brands

Diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity have been at the heart of who we are as a company for more than 70 years.

At Constellation Brands, we’re committed to championing a sense of belonging, celebrating individuality, and empowering our diverse and talented employees to bring their true selves to work every day and reach their highest potential personally, enabling us to do the same collectively.

“At Constellation Brands, one of our most tightly held values is people. This value is centered around respect for each other and creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and heard. I’m proud of Constellation’s long-standing commitment to diversity, inclusion and creating culture that empowers all of our great people.”

Kris Carey, Chief Diversity Officer

Our visionary employee base reflects the diverse communities and consumers that we serve, positively impacting our business performance and creating stronger connections with our consumers.

Together – and only together – we become stronger, and are able to continually build on our success.

Together, we shine.

Our Mission

At Constellation, we aim to foster an inclusive culture characterized by diversity in background and thought, that reflects our consumers and the communities where we live and work, where everyone feels that they belong.

We are committed to continuously enhancing a culture that enables our employees to shine, and that allows our business to meaningfully connect with our stakeholders, leading to continued mutual success.

“Diversity and inclusion have never been more important, and we are committed both personally and professionally to ensuring that our leadership and culture genuinely exemplify the unique perspectives and experiences of all who contribute to Constellation Brands.”

Bill Newlands, President & Chief Executive Officer

CEO Action

Bill Newlands is a participant in the CEO Action For Diversity & Inclusion – the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advancing diversity & inclusion within the workplace.

Recognizing that change often happens when there’s support at the executive level, click here to read more about why Bill is so passionate about his pledge and commitment to foster a productive, diverse and inclusive culture at Constellation Brands.

Corporate Equality Index

True strength is achieved when everyone has a voice.

We’re proud to have received a top score of 100 points on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Constellation was named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the third consecutive year in 2020 for our policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.

Our Pillars

Employee Engagement and Programs

Our Business Resource Groups advance our Diversity & Inclusion goals, as well as connect and empower employees with common goals, interests and objectives.


Workforce data, benchmarking and best practices ensure that we’re constantly assessing the state of our business and informing opportunities, such as succession planning, talent development and recruitment

Training and Education

We offer and continuously fine-tune a suite of tools and resources to support and help employees build cultural awareness and recognize and manage unconscious bias.

Business Resource Groups


AASCEND (African Americans Strengthening Constellation’s Engagement, Networking and Development) works to build a sense of community that yields inspiration, motivation and professional development/advancement for African American/Black talent at all levels of our organization.

Early Career Professionals

Early Career Professionals (ECP) is focused on providing enhanced professional development opportunities, enabling stronger social networks across departments and business functions, and growing passion for Constellation Brands for employees younger in their careers.


Our Salud -- standing for Supporting and Attracting Latinos United for Diversity & Development -- BRG is tasked with connecting, attracting, and supporting the Hispanic/Latinx community within Constellation Brands, and leveraging the company’s diversity and unique culture to drive business results through innovation, consumer understanding, and product ambassadorship.

Stellar Pride

Stellar Pride works to continuously improve and impact recruitment, retention, engagement and development for LGBTQ and gender identity questioning and transitioning employees at Constellation.


WISE (Win. Inspire. Support. Elevate.) offers networking and development opportunities for women of all levels at Constellation, and provides a platform to create change and impact the advancement of women both at CBI and within our industry at large.

Training, Education and Development

Constellation is continuously developing a suite of impactful resources, tools and courses – from unconscious bias training, cross-cultural leadership, working with generations, inclusive leadership and more – to support our employees in building cultural awareness and recognizing and managing the barriers to inclusion.

“Whether it’s participating in a business resource group or attending an event or training, the level of passion, dedication, energy and commitment our employees have for fostering a diverse and inclusive culture is truly impressive.”

Sarah Bettman, Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Women's Leadership Development Program

The Women's Leadership Development Program is an advanced program for senior female leaders at Constellation. The WLDP leverages a partnership with Linkage, Inc. and their Women in Leadership Institute. Nominated and chosen participants engage in a host of continuous development activities, such as individual coaching, sponsorship and more.