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Sep 22, 2015

General Mills receives high ranking on Working Mother’s 2015 “100 Best Companies” List


2015 marks company’s 20th consecutive year on the list of companies creating workplaces where moms can thrive

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Working Mother magazine today recognized General Mills among the top ten 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized once again by Working Mother among the most family-friendly companies in the U.S.,” said Ken Charles, vice president global inclusion and staffing at General Mills.

Working Mother magazine selects the 100 Best Companies based on the availability of progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and advancement of women.  Companies are also measured on access to and usage of family-friendly programs. 

Winners are featured online and in the October/November issue of the magazine.

In its evaluation of General Mills, Working Mother applauded the company for its flexible work options to help employee balance responsibilities at home and at work. General Mills salaried employees have a variety of work flex options including job-share, part-time hours, telecommuting and flex schedules. Plus, new moms can phase back into their jobs after giving birth by reducing their hours for eight weeks; at General Mills Headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn.

“We take pride in offering great benefits and an inclusive, flexible workplace culture in which working parents can thrive,” said Charles.

Subha Barry, vice president, general manager, Working Mother Media, says, “As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies, we are keen to recognize leaders who have built initiatives that truly support all employees. They are the vanguard of successful companies, with policies that matter to American families.”

Visit A Taste of General Mills to learn what family-friendly benefits one General Mills working mom appreciates most.


The 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies application includes more than 550 questions on workforce representation, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies and more. It surveys the availability, usage and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them.

To learn more about the 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies report, visit

Media Contact:       
Shannon Heine

About General Mills 
General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world.  Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more.  Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota., USA, General Mills had fiscal 2015 worldwide sales of US $18.7 billion, including the company’s US $1.1 billion proportionate share of joint-venture net sales.