BATTLE CREEK, Mich., March 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellogg Company is joining people around the world in celebration of International Women's Day (IWD) with a global video, featuring Kellogg employees, to inspire conversation and bring further awareness to the topic.
IWD, celebrated on March 8, is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance and parity.
"At Kellogg, we are committed to accelerating our gender equity progress to increase our female representation across all areas of the business and we're committed to reaching 50/50 gender parity, at the manager level and above, by the end of 2025," said Melissa Howell, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources. "Celebrating International Women's Day is a powerful opportunity to facilitate a conversation with our global regions on how collectively, we can each help to create a gender equal world."
Across our value chain – from farm to family table – we're focused on doing our part to achieve the United Nations (U.N.) 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG#5 in support of gender equity and women's empowerment. We are proud that nearly half of our Board of Directors and one third of our Executive Committee are women. However, we know we still have work to do.
"Women of Kellogg (WOK) – Kellogg's Business/Employee Resource Group (B/ERG) committed to gender equity – plays a critical role in empowering women and engaging men to advocate for gender equity in the workplace and in the world," said Kris Bahner, WOK Executive Sponsor and Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs. "We've continued to broaden the conversation on gender equity and support our communities in myriad ways, including through our WOK Days of Caring, in support of our Kellogg's Better Days purpose platform."
Here are five great examples of how Kellogg is committed to accelerating our gender equity progress:
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At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we strive to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. Our beloved brands include Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Special K®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR®, MorningStar Farms® and more. Net sales in 2019 were approximately $13.6 billion, comprised principally of snacks and convenience foods like cereal and frozen foods. Kellogg brands are beloved in markets around the world. We are also a company with Heart & Soul, committed to creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030 through our Kellogg's® Better Days global purpose platform. Visit www.KelloggCompany.com or www.OpenforBreakfast.com.
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