A day after General Mills’ CEO Ken Powell announced that his company would oppose the mean-spirited marriage amendment this fall facing Minnesota voters, Ken Charles, VP Global Diversity and Inclusion, shared his thoughts on the company’s blog for the world to see.
In addition to talking about how General Mills will oppose the marriage amendment this fall, Charles goes on to talk about how he had the opportunity to testify before the U.S. Senate in support of the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA); an act that would extend protections in hiring, promoting and advancing LGBT employees.
And in a single moment, the world understands General Mills’ commitment to diversity and inclusion. Here’s hoping that other Minnesota-based companies follow their leadership.
I leave you with the final words of Ken Charles’ blog post:
General Mills’ mission is Nourishing Lives. Not just some. But all. Living that mission is part of who we are.