The Financial Times, in partnership with OUTstanding, an LGBT network for business leaders and allies, named Campbell’s Bethmara Kessler, Vice President of Corporate Audit, to the Top 100 Leading LGBT Executives. Kessler ranked 59th.
Campbell is working to attract and retain a diverse workforce that reflects today’s consumers. As part of this commitment, the company’s employee networks, including LGBT group OPEN (Our Pride Employee Network), play an important role in promoting inclusion and fostering a sense of community. “I’m so honored to be named a top LGBT executive,” said Kessler, who also serves as the Business Advisor for Campbell’s OPEN network. “We’re trying to increase dialogue and the impact and interest of LGBT employees in the organization, so that way everyone can bring their whole selves to work.”
To be named to the OUTstanding Top 100, each nominee was judged by the following criteria: activities undertaken to make the workplace a more welcoming place; activities a nominee is involved with outside of the workplace that help to achieve positive change for LGBT people; recent business achievements; and seniority and influence in the business.