Diversity & Inclusion
Our D&I mission is to foster diversity and empower all employees to be authentic, share ideas, and grow together. We propel our business forward with an inclusive culture where transparent, collaborative minds unite.Read Full Statement Against Racism
A message from our CEO Todd Siwak
"Creating a diverse and inclusive environment is essential to delivering on Ferrara’s mission of Sharing Delight in Every Bite and living our values. It is unfeasible to lead and grow sustainably without diverse paradigms, experiences and perspectives, especially as we engage with our team members and consumers. Simply put, our business doesn't work without diversity."
Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Ferrara Natasha Miller Williams
“Cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion requires authenticity and accountability. Both rely on our ability to be generous in our interpretations of each other. We continue to seek ways to understand, learn, and grow together and are committed to systemic changes to propel our company and communities to a more positive position.”
Ferrara Diversity & Inclusion 2020 U.S. Workforce Diversity
We believe diversity leads to better business outcomes and with visibility, transparency and goals, we aspire to a workforce that mirrors our communities. Our workforce study includes a look at the representation of women and racially diverse groups in our organization, across key segments.
Employee Resource Groups
Our Employee Resource Groups support our diversity and inclusion strategy with thought leadership, community outreach, and raising awareness to enhance our culture for everyone to feel accepted, respected and valued.
The mission of BE! is to create an inclusive environment for Black / African American employees and allies through educational opportunities, networking, cultural events, and social gatherings.Learn More
Emerge provides cross-functional connection and opportunities for employees to grow both personally and professionally and reinvest these learnings back into the business.Learn More
Evoke Pride fosters an inclusive community for LGBTQIA+ employees and allies through opportunities that celebrate everyone’s pride in identity and community.Learn More
Ferrara Women Who Lead is an inclusive employee resource group with the mission and inspiration to build a network of strong, dynamic women who lead, support, and grow themselves, and each other, at Ferrara.Learn More
The mission of Heritage of Asian American/Pacific Islanders (HAAPI) is to guide Ferrara’s education of the Asian American/Pacific Islander market and communities, advocate for employees and allies, and cultivate a network of leaders.Learn More
¡UNIDOS!, Ferrara's Latino ERG, exists to support our Hispanic Latino employees by sharing culture and uniting all employees in respect and inclusion.Learn More
The Ferrara Veteran Network actively supports military families and communities through outreach and recruiting while helping lead Ferrara's efforts to share delight with the greater community through service.Learn More
What I love most about D&I is having opportunities to share my true self and connect with my peers on a human level. The discussions and shared experiences, led by D&I and the ERGs, have helped me cultivate relationships that are helping me grow in the business and beyond.
Being a part of the community is our company’s history and I look forward to keeping that legacy going.
When we work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures, we discover strengths to build our company. I’m excited to be on Ferrara’s D&I journey and to learn from other’s traditions, stories and points of view.
Sr. HR Manager
I'm looking forward to continuing to learn from my colleagues, and also continuing to share my own personal stories because I feel like Ferrara is making our stories feel heard and making it ok for us to share, and I think that's awesome.
I'm most looking forward to our focus on D&I being a movement and not a moment in time.
Sr. Sales Director
This journey means that we can continue to build on the diverse group we have here in Augusta, but moreover for me it means learning from all of our employees. Those things that are important, dates that are important, experiences that matter.
What excites me the most about the diversity and inclusion journey, is the journey itself. We can change the way we recruit. We can change the way we approach diversity and inclusion. We can change the culture.
Ferrara’s collaborative culture is built on a strong foundation of diversity and inclusion. I am proud to be part of the Ferrara culture and team. A team that is valued, encouraged, and engaged to fuel Ferrara’s innovations and successes.
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