Diversity & Inclusion | Papa John's

Diversity & Inclusion

Everyone loves pizza. Pizza loves everyone.

Diversity is our strength and competitive advantage. We’re all about creating an inclusive culture that reflects the expansive nature of our brand and encourages team members from all backgrounds and experiences to be the best they can be.

Diversity & Inclusion at Papa John’s

Here’s how we’re getting it right:

  • Auditing our culture and acting on what we learn

  • Empowering our team members and their voices through our Employee Resource Groups

  • Expanding diversity and inclusion training

  • Bringing more accountability to our recruitment efforts

  • Celebrating the rich diversity within Papa John’s

  • Giving back to our communities with a variety of initiatives

Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) encourage and empower our team members to grow and evolve while supporting our diversity and inclusion objectives. Each group promotes open dialogue, learning and cultural change at Papa John’s. All employees, including allies, are welcome to take part.

Papa John’s Employee Resource Groups
  • Papa John’s ABILITIES Employee Resource Group
  • Papa John’s AFRICAN AMERICAN Employee Resource Group
  • Papa John’s ETHNICIDAD Latino Hispanic Employee Resource Group
  • Papa John’s LEAP LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group
  • Papa John’s MAP Merging All Professionals  Employee Resource Group
  • Papa John’s WIN Women’s Initiative Network Employee Resource Group
  • Papa John’s V.E.T.S Veterans Employee Resource Group
  • Coming soon: Asian Pacific-Islander ERG

Partnerships and Sponsorships

We’re honored to partner with Jefferson County Public Schools through the Academies of Louisville at Doss and Southern Academy, supporting the hospitality and IT programs. Papa John’s leaders have served on Academy advisory boards, hosted on-site corporate campus tours and provided meet and learn educational opportunities.

Additional partnerships and sponsorships include:

  • Bennett College – First recipient of Papa John’s Foundation grant
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Shaq’s Fun House
  • Mayor of Atlanta Initiatives
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
  • Scholarship Program including several HBCUs around the country
  • National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – local & national partnership
  • Lean into Louisville
  • Adelante Hispanic Achievers
  • Prospanica
  • LaCasita
  • Integrating Women Leaders (IWL)
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF)
  • Louisville Urban League (LUL)
  • YMCA Black Achievers Program
  • Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Muhammad Ali Center
  • Louisville Central Community Center
  • Louisville Pride & Kentuckian Pride
  • Louisville Youth Group
  • University of Louisville LGBT Center
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • USA Cares
  • Active Heroes
  • Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL)
  • Papa John’s Diversity & Inclusion partnerships and sponsorships
  • Papa John’s attends the Diversity & Business Summit
  • Supplier diversity at Papa John’s

Supplier Diversity

Papa John’s is committed to supplier diversity. Strengthening the diversity of our suppliers is good for our business and it is good for the economic viability for communities where we live, work and do business. Our Global Supplier Diversity Program is designed to make purchasing practices more inclusive and maximize participation of qualified diverse suppliers.