Deidra Wager

President, DJW, LLC

Deidra Wager, President of DJW and Associates, provides strategic advice on retail replication and growth strategy. She spent 13 years as a senior operations executive at Starbucks Coffee Company. In her role as executive vice president, Retail North America she led operations, marketing, real estate and store development.  She also spent four years in Tokyo, Japan as Chief Retail Officer. She left Starbucks in 2005 to devote more time to her interests in sustainable agriculture and non-profit work. She serves on the board of The Lacewing Foundation, the Women’s Leadership Board of Harvard’s Kennedy School and is chairperson of the IFMR Rural Finance board based in Chennai, India

She earned a bachelor's in economics from the University of Minnesota and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Deidra joined CARE’s Board in 2007.