General Mills Among the Top 5 Best Companies

General Mills was recognized among the top five "2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies" for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms.

MINNEAPOLIS (PRNewswire) — Working Mother magazine today recognized General Mills among the top five 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms.

"We're thrilled to be selected again for this respected list of the most family-friendly companies in the U.S.," said Ken Charles, vice president global inclusion and staffing at General Mills. "We take pride in offering great benefits and an inclusive, flexible workplace culture in which working parents can thrive."

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 specifically applauded the company for its flexible work options, child care offerings and overall representation of female employees and leaders across the company. General Mills' U.S. employee base is comprised of nearly 50 percent women, and 44 percent of all U.S. management positions are held by women.

"We are committed to supporting women in pursuing their career goals as their lives change," said Charles.

"The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are the leaders in the advancement of women by supporting their need to integrate family and work successfully," said Carol Evans, president, Working Mother Media. "We are thrilled to honor the U.S. companies like General Mills that put words into action and build family-friendly cultures on the foundation of thoughtful policies and effective programs."

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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 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies report, visit

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, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, General Mills had fiscal 2014 worldwide sales of US $17.9 billion.

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