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Sanderson Farms honored as Corporate Champion of Diversity

Sanderson Farms, Inc. was honored by the Women’s Forum of New York at its fifth Breakfast of Corporate Champions. The Forum, an exclusive global leadership network, hosts this biennial event to recognize companies that are actively advancing women on corporate boards. To qualify for invitation, companies must have measurably exceeded the national average of board seats held by women. Sanderson Farms continues to lead its Fortune 1000 peers by retaining 35 percent female board members, double the national average.

Recognizing that gender balance in the boardroom contributes to company success, Sanderson Farms has demonstrated its commitment to achieving parity over the years. The company has been recognized by 2020 Women on Boards each year since 2011, when the national campaign first began tracking board diversity.

Panelists and speakers for the event in New York City included Michele Buck, President and CEO of The Hershey Company; Hubert Joly, Chairman and CEO of Best Buy Company, Inc.; and Larry Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Health.

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