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  • Annette Frawley works in our Law dept. as senior counsel, intellectual property. She says: “I wanted to work for Betty Crocker at the age of nine. I didn’t realize at the time that Betty Crocker was a fictional character, but I knew the products with her name on them meant quality and were quite often present on the table during meals, family holidays, birthdays, etc. I remember the day I told my mom I had been hired at General Mills; she reminded me of what I had said as a kid. My instincts about the company at age nine weren’t wrong. I love working at General Mills with teams and individuals who care so much about each other and the consumers they serve. And who are so passionate about quality, innovation, the environment, engaging with those who choose our products and with those who do not choose our products, the farmers in our supply chain, giving back, making a difference in communities of various shapes and sizes. I love being able to still feel a connection to my farm roots. I am humbled by the caring, talented people I am so lucky to work alongside of each and every day."

  • General Mills is proud to be on the 2018 Working Mother Magazine Best Companies for Multicultural Women list. The initiative recognizes organizations that are most successful in bringing multicultural women into professional and leadership positions.

    Learn about our inclusive programs and policies that helped us earn a spot on the list: #WMMulticultural

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    Based in Minneapolis, MN, General Mills has earned a spot on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list for 21 years. It has also earned a spot on the Best Companies for Multicultural Women list and the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women list.

  • We're proud to share that General Mills earned the 11th spot on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 19th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. The 2018 list recognizes the standout environmental, social and governance performance of public companies across the U.S.

  • Jamie Needham is a marketing communications senior planner for the Walmart Integrated Shopper Marketing team at General Mills. When asked what she loves about her job, Needham said: "I enjoy working at General Mills first and foremost because of the people. They are incredibly talented, driven and fun individuals that make coming into work a great experience day in and day out. Campaigns like 'Moments of Good' are what make my job rewarding. I am so proud to work for a company that gives back in so many ways through the production of our products to the ways we serve our communities in which we live and work. General Mills is more than a job, it’s a family and one I’m proud to be a part of!"

  • The General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program is aimed at solving the food accessibility problems of today and tomorrow with help and ideas from amazing young people. We selected five finalists who are doing big things in their communities with work that tackles hunger relief and sustainable agriculture.

    Learn about the finalists and help us choose the grand prize winner:

  • In our latest "You Grow, Girl!" blog, Annette Frawley writes about growing up on a dairy farm and incorporating her background into her role as a senior intellectual property attorney at General Mills supporting research and development’s One Global Dairy Platform, the crop advancement team and other research teams.

  • General Mills sponsored the 30th Rube Goldberg Machine Contest in Chicago, Illinois, as participants were tasked with developing a complicated way to pour a bowl of cereal. As the task sponsor, we were able to be part of a special award given to the team with the most creative final step in the machine. Caroline Kopplin and Samantha Barnes, both engineers from our plant in Belvidere, Illinois, were invited to help decide the winner.

    See a video from the event and listen to a podcast featuring organizers, participants and judges (including Kopplin), on our blog:

  • John Wiebold is the vice president of Sustainable Sourcing at General Mills. He’s accountable for delivering the company’s commitments to sustainably source our 10 priority ingredients by the year 2020. When asked what he loves about his role, Wiebold said: “Every day I think about how lucky I am to be at General Mills. I don’t think there is a more impactful place to be or work to do than connecting global farmers to people’s food and our brands through environmental sustainability work.”

    Wiebold has written three stories on our blog highlighting the company’s progress toward our goal to sustainably source oats, wheat and corn:

  • Today, we released our 2018 Global Responsibility Report. The annual report describes our strategies and performance across four key focus areas: Our Food, Our Planet, Our Workplace and Our Community.

  • Louise Iverson is a senior program manager for the General Mills Foundation. When asked what she loves about her philanthropic role, Iverson said: “Our company’s mission to ‘Serve the World by Making Food People Love’ is at the heart of our goal of alleviating hunger and increasing food security. In my role at the General Mills Foundation, I have the incredible opportunity to collaborate with non-profit partners across the U.S. and around the world to work together towards achieving this goal. Whether it’s improving food access to eliminate food deserts or ensuring children in need get a nourishing school breakfast, these efforts inspire and motivate me daily.”

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