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cers of America. Two years ago, the NGA board
committed to diversifying its board membership,
and I noticed a measurable increase in the number
of women eligible for board membership, meaning
their position within their company was one of upper
management. More men are talking about and actually promoting the idea of empowering women in
the industry. Furthermore, WGA has grown over the
same time period and created a mentorship program
from women in the industry.
■ REED: I was recently asked by a female
recruit, "Does Kellogg have female leaders?" I was
pleased to name several female presidents across
our organization, including U.S. Specialty Channels,
U.S. Frozen Foods, and Snacks Business Unit. And one
thing that is critical is that women have to support
women. It's empowering if we can help each other,
both gender and women of color. If we don't help
each other, no one else will.
■ SANDER: I was at a recent Kellogg sales meeting,
and I was proud to look upon the stage and see a
strong representation of female leadership at the Kellogg Company. It is a huge vote of confidence for the
women at Kellogg, but it also serves as an example to
the industry.
■ SARASIN: Our nation's most loved brands,
as well as emerging brands, have come into focus
thanks to some innovative female leaders, and as an
association, we do our best to represent their voices
on priority issues facing our industry as well as our
educational platforms. Most notably, our Future
Leaders eXperience professional development event
featured executives like Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo who
have made headlines for their bold moves to cater to
a new consumer.
TAKE FROM THE TOP: The industry is learning the value of representative leadership, but still
must work to overcome unconscious bias and address head-on the obstacles to female leadership.

What type of
PG
encouragement and
mentoring did you receive early in
your career?

■ SOMMER: I changed careers - from being
an attorney to owning a grocery store. I came to

rely on some of my team members to mentor me.
When my husband and I purchased the store, we
were fortunate to have long-term employees who
knew the operation and the industry and were able
to offer guidance. One of those employees, who
is female, is now my store director. I also learned a
great deal from vendors and from colleagues I have
met through my involvement with NGA. The lesson
for me is that mentoring comes from many different
sources if you are open to learn.
■ REED: I was with Pepsi for 18 years before I
joined Kellogg. Very early in my career my main
mentor was a black male - which you didn't see ■
often in a big organization - so I was fortunate with
that ethnicity connectivity. He counseled me to find
mentors that don't [necessarily] look like me but
that I could have an authentic conversation with.
From that initial connection, that's what I've done.
I moved to Kellogg and I didn't know anyone, so I
had to build my own brand and had to reach out to
people and build relationships and partnerships to
help me navigate.
■ MORRIS: I was fortunate to have some fantastic
mentors early on in my career, and honestly most
were men because that's who made up most of the
leadership back then. The wonderful thing about
these men is that they were able to get around any
unconscious biases they might have had and instead
saw me in roles that didn't fit the traditional path,
and then they helped me get there.
■ SANDER: Mentors have been critical to my
career. They were not always formal mentors; several have been people that I sought out and asked
for help on things that I knew I needed to develop.
I have also been fortunate to have great managers
throughout my career that genuinely care about
my development and have advocated and connected me with great mentors along the way.
■ LAING: I was the first person in my family to
go to college. I needed a part-time job to earn extra
money, and a friend told me how Hy-Vee worked
around [students'] schedules. I worked three years
as a part-time employee. In my junior year of
college, my store director, Bob Kirsch, asked me to
visit with him. He asked me if I had ever thought of
Hy-Vee as a career, and I said no. Bob proceeded to
show me what Hy-Vee was all about, he told me his
story, he encouraged my curiosity, and he started to
teach me other aspects of the store and company.
He took the time and he asked; sometimes, we
forget to do the "ask" when it could be the key to
keeping great talent in the company.



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