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Working Mother Selects General Mills as a Best Company for Multicultural Women for Fifth Consecutive Year


General Mills is one of five companies that top the list

Working Mother magazine today announced General Mills as one of the 2008 Best Companies for Multicultural Women for the fifth consecutive year.

“It’s an honor to be consistently recognized by Working Mother for our commitment to recruiting, retaining and advancing women of color,” said Kelly Baker, vice president of corporate diversity for General Mills. “We find that assembling, developing and listening to diverse teams leads to better innovation, insights and products for our consumers around the world.”

Profiled in the June issue of Working Mother magazine, General Mills is recognized for offering comprehensive resources for multicultural women.

“We salute the 2008 Best Companies for Multicultural Women for leading by example and providing corporate America with a new benchmark for diversity and inclusion,” said Carol Evans, CEO, Working Mother Media. “Just as our nation has made history with this year’s presidential primaries, we challenge corporate America to pay attention to issues of race and gender, and to benchmark their own work against our winners.”

Specifically, General Mills was applauded by Working Mother for its leadership support of inclusiveness and mentoring resources at work. The company’s seven employee networks provide multicultural women with a forum for identifying resources, sharing experiences and networking with other multicultural women throughout the company.

The complete 2008 Best Companies for Multicultural Women special report — including profiles of the winning companies and stories on diversity in corporate America — appears in the June issue of Working Mother, now available on newsstands.

The 2008 Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women were selected through a detailed application process that covers a wide variety of questions about a company’s work force (such as number of women of color in top positions); culture (programs for women of color); external programs (diversity activities); and work/life programs (child care, elder care). This year the most weight was given to questions involving the representation, recruitment and retention of women of color.


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