Jun 01, 2011 • By

Multicultural and mom-friendly

Working Mother magazine has published its annual Best Companies for Multicultural Women list, and I’m proud to report that General Mills has made the list for the eighth year in a row!

Since I’m not a mom, I asked some colleagues to express, in their own words, what makes General Mills a “Best Company” for moms. Here’s what they had to say:

“For the past 12 years, General Mills has been the foundation for my growth. It has not only enabled me to realize my full potential as a mom, a wife and an employee but it has continually promoted an environment of diversity both in thought and working style.” Paula Costa Bravo, Foodservice operator specialist.

“If a woman of color has a thirst for learning and a focus on results, then this is the place for her. She will have wonderful support and resources. We also have everything that will help make her life easier and bring balance.” Kelly Baker, vice president, Human Resources.

“Not being treated differently is part of our great success.” Amy Abouelenein, director, Research and Development.

“I was at another company, but I wanted a place where I could be good at both work and family. I didn’t want to compromise my values, and I wanted to develop as a professional. I wasn’t searching for a job; I was looking for a good fit. General Mills came up in every search as the best company in everything – business, for moms, for leadership.” Martha Currea, senior manager, Sourcing.

Check out full coverage on the Best Companies for Multicultural Women on the Working Mother website.

This year, General Mills also has earned accolades and attention for its reputation as a great employer for all employees, appearing on the all-inclusive FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, and the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list, among others.