Perdue Farms’ Groundbreaking Associate Inclusion Network (GAIN), which was established to foster a sense of belonging for all people of color at Perdue, has won a 2021 Diversity Impact Award from The Global ERG Network. GAIN was selected in the Top 25 Employee Resource Group award category.
This marks the second consecutive Diversity Impact Awards win for Perdue, which last year received recognition for its Day of Understanding.
The 2021 Diversity Impact Awards represent the efforts of Diversity Councils, Employee Resource Groups, and others to support their organizations through the global pandemic. GAIN, along with other Perdue ERGs, stepped up to ensure this vital work continued amid some great challenges.
At least one other food-industry business was honored, too: US Foods, for its Black Resource Utilization Hub.
GAIN is one of Perdue’s five Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) and recently celebrated its one-year anniversary on July 31, making significant headway in its brief existence.
“Everything GAIN has already achieved and hopes to further achieve is people-centric. We’re always thinking of solutions for how we can assist our associates in achieving their goals professionally and personally,” said the group’s Co-chairs Tykebia Fisher and Voncia Molock.
GAIN will be recognized at The Diversity Impact Awards ceremony during the 2021 ERG & Council Conference and livestreamed by the USC Marshall School of Business Center for Effective Organizations’ virtual ERG Leadership Summit on Sept. 17, 2021.