Monica Diaz has been appointed to the newly created position of chief diversity and inclusion officer at the Campbell Soup Co., effective Nov. 20. In this role,
Ms. Diaz will lead the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy, creating new programs and enhancing existing initiatives to “foster an inclusive culture and diverse workforce that mirrors Campbell’s consumer base,” the company said. Additionally, she will act as an adviser to Campbell Soup’s leadership team.
Ms. Diaz joins Campbell Soup from ESPN, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Co., where she was vice-president of diversity, inclusion and wellness. Before ESPN, she was global diversity and inclusions director for Microsoft Corp. and held a variety of roles at Merck & Co., including global constituency groups director of diversity and work environment. Earlier in her career, Ms. Diaz worked in human resources at Sara Lee Corp. and Kelly Services.
Ms. Diaz is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, the Women in Cable Telecommunications and the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s Corporate Executive Forum.
“Diversity and inclusion are critical to our business success and are foundational elements of Campbell’s culture,” said Robert W. Morrissey, senior vice-president and chief human resources officer. “Monica’s proven track record in human resources, diversity and inclusion, wellness and talent management made her stand out among the many candidates we considered. Her nearly three decades of experience across many industries and geographies will complement the work we have under way and prove invaluable as we continue our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive workforce.”
By Rebekah Schouten
Source: Food Business News
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