Inside General Mills - May 27, 2010
General Mills a ‘Top 5’ on Working Mother’s Best Companies for Multicultural Women list
May 27, 2010
Working Mother magazine named General Mills as one of the 2010 Best Companies for Multicultural Women for the seventh consecutive year. General Mills ranks among the top five companies on this year’s list.
“Multicultural women make up a vital and growing representation of our employees around the world,” says Ken Charles, vice president of Diversity and Inclusion for General Mills.
“We understand the tremendous value that embracing diversity brings to our business, and we’re honored that Working Mother has consistently recognized our long-term commitment to recruiting, retaining and advancing talented multicultural women.”
Profiled in the June/July issue of Working Mother magazine, General Mills is featured for its success in advancing women of color and for offering comprehensive resources such as its employee networks, mentoring and flexibility programs, and enriching development opportunities.
“This consumer-brand titan may be famous for its leading cereals, snacks and processed convenience foods, but it hopes to one day be known as a leader in diversity as well,” stated the profile in the June/July issue of Working Mother. “While multicultural women make up just 7 percent of all U.S. employees, they are on the move, representing 18 percent of last year’s salaried hires, 16 percent of management hires and 23 percent of rehires.”
Jennifer Owens, a senior editor at Working Mother, says General Mills is to be commended for advocating for women of color.
“Impressively, more than one-third of all female professionals of color were granted promotions or given lateral assignments to expand their career horizons last year,” she says.
General Mills’ Kelly Baker concurs.
“If a woman of color has a thirst for learning and a focus on results, this is the place for her,” says Baker, a vice president of Human Resources.
This award is one of several workplace awards the company has received in 2010.
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