Diversity and inclusion


A value. A business strategy.

"Diversity plus inclusion equals business value. We connect with our consumers, customers and communities.” – Ken Charles, vice president, Diversity and Inclusion 

That's how we view diversity at General Mills.

Embracing diversity helps us attract and retain top talent.

We cultivate an inclusive environment by considering all dimensions of diversity – not just the primary areas of gender, race and sexual orientation – but also cultural aspects including values, preferences, beliefs and communication styles.

General Mills fosters inclusion by living all of our core values, including respecting, developing and investing in our employees.

Our employees are developed through participating in professional development training, mentoring programs, and employee and affinity networks, such as:

  • American Indian Council
  • Asian Heritage 
  • Betty's Family LGBT 
  • Black Champions
  • Hispanic
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • South Asian
  • Women in Leadership
  • Veterans


Diversity & Inclusion at General Mills (PDF)