Kellogg Company Honored for Creating Diverse, Inclusive Workplace
Company recognized today as one of the 2009 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Sept. 22 – With a longstanding commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, Kellogg Company is pleased to announce it has been named one of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies for 2009. Along with the honor from Working Mother, Kellogg has also been recognized this year by five other leading publications and organizations for its commitment to diversity.

            “Maintaining a diverse workforce has long been a priority for our company,” said Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, senior vice president, global human resources. “Diversity and inclusion are important because they help spark innovation, allow for stronger team collaboration and ensure that everyone is respected and included.”

            In 2009, Kellogg has also been named:

  •  DiversityInc – 25 Noteworthy Companies for diversity
  •  National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) – Top 50 Companies for Executive Women
  • Black Enterprise – 40 Best Companies for Diversity
  •  Hispanic Business – Diversity Elite 60
  • LATINA StyleLATINA Style 50 best companies for diversity

     “These awards are an important recognition of every Kellogg employee’s commitment to creating a workplace where all people and perspectives are valued,” said Wilson-Thompson.

Unwavering dedication to family-friendly benefits

Kellogg and other organizations among the Working Mother Best 100 Companies are leading the way in pioneering programs that support families -- with 100 percent offering flextime, on-site lactation and telecommuting --  and 98 percent offering job-sharing and wellness programs.

In addition, financial programs available to employees of the 100 Best Companies are on the rise. These include tuition reimbursement, retirement planning and pre-tax flexible spending accounts for childcare.

“Moms are increasingly becoming the sole breadwinners in many households,” said Suzanne Riss, editor-in-chief, Working Mother magazine. “Now more than ever, our readers and all working mothers need the support of their employers. By offering benefits like paid maternity leave, the ability to work from home and wellness programs, as well as programs that enhance financial well-being, our 100 Best Companies are helping to reduce stress in the busy lives of working moms. These companies epitomize family-friendly support at its best.”

Profiles of the 100 Best Companies are in the October issue of Working Mother and at

About Kellogg Company

With 2008 sales of nearly $13 billion, Kellogg Company is the world’s leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods. The Company’s brands include Kellogg’s®, Keebler®, Pop-Tarts®, Eggo®, Cheez-It®, All-Bran®, Mini-Wheats®

Nutri-Grain®, Rice Krispies®, Special K®, Chips Deluxe®, Famous Amos®, Sandies®, Bear Naked®, Kashi®, MorningStar Farms®, Gardenburger® and Stretch Island®. Kellogg products are manufactured in 19 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit Kellogg Company’s Corporate Responsibility report including its approach, progress and future direction in the marketplace, workplace, environment and community can be found at For information on Kellogg Company’s commitment to nutrition, visit

About Working Mother Media

Celebrating 30 years, Working Mother magazine reaches two million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Working Mother’s 24-year signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, is the most important benchmark for work-life practices in corporate America. With offices in New York and Washington, D.C., Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corp., includes the National Association for Female Executives, Diversity Best Practices, the WorkLife Congress and the Multicultural Women’s Conference and Town Halls. Working Mother Media’s mission is to champion cultural change.


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