LAUREL, Miss. — Sanderson Farms Inc. has been named a 2020 Women on Boards Winning ‘W’ Company for the sixth consecutive year. Since the organization began tracking board diversity in 2011, Sanderson Farms has been recognized each year for the notable number of women who sit on its board.
Currently, women comprise 33 percent of those who have a seat on the Sanderson Farms Inc. board. “We are honored to be acknowledged once again by such an admirable organization,” said Joe F. Sanderson Jr., CEO and chairman of the board of Sanderson Farms. “We have so many intelligent, hard-working women making a difference through their positions here at Sanderson Farms. Their contributions are vital to our operations.”
A non-profit grassroots campaign, 2020 Women on Boards seeks to increase the percentage of women who serve on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020. The organization strives to educate corporate stakeholders on the importance of board diversity.
“Sanderson Farms continues to stand out as an example of good corporate governance practices,” said Malli Gero, president of 2020 Women on Boards. “We appreciate their continued commitment and look forward to seeing Sanderson Farms on the ‘W’ list in the years ahead.”