A leader in prestige omni-retail, Sephora’s mission is to create a welcoming beauty shopping experience for all and inspire fearlessness in our community. Sephora operates over 2,700 stores in 35 countries worldwide, with an expanding base of over 500 stores across the Americas, and a world-class ecommerce site. Since opening our first US store in New York’s SoHo neighborhood in 1998, Sephora has been an industry-leading champion of diversity, inclusivity, and empowerment in the US, guided by their longstanding company values. Owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury goods group, Sephora was founded in France by Dominique Mandonnaud in 1970 and is defined by its unique, open-sell environment with an ever-increasing assortment of products from carefully curated brands, featuring emerging favorites, trusted classics, and Sephora’s own line, Sephora Collection. Sephora continues to curate innovative brands including a robust Clean beauty assortment and exclusive brands like Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez brought to market first by Sephora. Today, Sephora is a powerful beauty presence in countries around the world thanks to our unparalleled assortment of prestige products in every category, unbiased service from beauty experts, interactive shopping environment, and relentless innovation, including an expanding array of the ways in which clients can shop with Sephora. Sephora has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers four years in a row, from 2018-2021. For three years in a row, from 2019-2021, Sephora scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Quality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ+ employees. Sephora’s diversity and inclusion mission is simple: To never stop championing all beauty fearlessly and building inclusive environments for our employees, consumers, and communities. In 2019, Sephora announced a new tagline and manifesto, “We Belong to Something Beautiful,” to reinforce their dedication to fostering belonging among all clients and employees and to publicly strive for a more inclusive vision for retail in the Americas. In 2020 Sephora launched our Diversity and Inclusion Heart Journey to support their vision of becoming the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Champion in the retail industry. Sephora is committed to creating a culture of belonging. In 2020 Sephora became the first major retailer to take the 15 Percent Pledge, committing 15% of their assortment to prestige Black-owned companies.