Starbucks is set to have two stores in India to be operated entirely by women.

The company, which is a 50:50 joint venture by Tata Consumer Products and Starbucks Corporation, owns and operates Starbucks outlets in India. The two all-women stores are located in the heart of Delhi city at Shivaji Stadium, and Commerz II, Mumbai, along the Western Express Highway, in the heart of Goregaon.

Navin Gurnaney, CEO of Tata Starbucks said in a statement: “Tata Starbucks remains focused on creating and strengthening opportunities for women and fostering diversity across our organization. We are proud to open these all-women stores that will increase our commitment to diversity and inclusion in India and empower our female partners in new and meaningful ways.”

The new all-women stores are another significant step toward creating meaningful opportunities for women in leadership within the company and an important part of its efforts to achieving 40 per cent gender diversity by the end of 2022, the statement said.