September 18, 2019

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Waving the Pride Flag

By Chelcy Walker

Submitted by: General Mills

Categories: Human Resources & Diversity, Human Rights

Posted: Jun 24, 2019 – 03:33 PM EST

 

We’re committed to being a Force For Good at General Mills, and we believe that means being a force for inclusion, too.

We believe every employee should bring their authentic self to work every day, and we’re working to build a culture of belonging that embraces and celebrates employees’ differences.

And this week, if you drive past our world headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, you’ll spot a new symbol of our ongoing commitment to make General Mills a beacon of inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community.

This morning General Mills’ LGBTQ+ employee network group, Betty’s Family, partnered with our Veterans Network group for a monumental Pride flag ceremony. It was a historic moment for General Mills, as we’re among the first companies in Minnesota to fly the rainbow flag at their headquarters.

“After so many years of being a visible champion of the LGBTQ+ community, this will be the first year that we’ve raised the pride flag on our campus,” says James Momon, senior director for Global Inclusion at General Mills. “While this may pale in comparison to some of the things we’ve done in the past to support the LGBTQ+ community – like our vocal opposition to the Minnesota anti-marriage equality amendment – flying the Pride flag at our corporate headquarters for the first time is a really visible way to symbolize our ongoing commitment, and to have some of our veterans display this level of allyship is very meaningful.”

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