Feb 08, 2012 • By

General Mills earns NAFE Top Companies honor

General Mills earned a spot on the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE)’s annual Top 50 Companies for Executive Women list for the ninth consecutive year, released yesterday.

According to NAFE, the Top Companies for Executive Women lead corporate America in attracting, retaining, and advancing women.

General Mills ranks within the top ten on this year’s list along with Johnson and Johnson, IBM, and Procter & Gamble, to name a few.

Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media and CEO of NAFE, and General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell, appeared on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart” program to discuss the progress that has been made in the advancement of women to executive roles in corporate America.

At General Mills, we’re proud of the robust pipeline of talented women that we have in leadership positions. Here are a few stats that reflect the progress the company has made in advancing women into executive positions over the years:

*Women represent 36 percent of the company’s U.S. corporate officers, more than double the 16 percent in 1988.

*Four of the 13 General Mills Board of Directors are women.

*The gap between female and male turnover has been eliminated. Five years ago it was 8 percent.

*The majority of General Mills’ U.S. Retail businesses are led by women.

Learn more about NAFE and the findings of the Top Companies for Executive Women report at NAFE.com. The results are also featured in the February/March issue of Working Mother magazine.