Hershey’s diverse approach to hiring makes a difference. In 2018, the company was a global leader on gender representation, with women occupying many of the top positions in the company – including CEO, CFO, and Chief Growth Officer – and throughout the company at 50 percent. Additionally, 45 percent of its Board of Directors are women.
Hershey works to ensure a level playing field for all employees regardless of their backgrounds. Its eight employee-led Business Resource Groups (BRGs), which include Abilities First, African American, Asian, GenH (Generations), Latino, Prism (LGBTQ), Veteran’s and Women’s, play an important role in helping to attract and retain people from different communities, providing marketing insights and connecting people within the company.