ANKENY, Iowa—Women’s Forum of New York honored Casey’s General Stores for achieving at least 35% female representation on its board of directors, according to a news release. Women hold 50% of Casey’s board seats, and the third largest convenience retailer is recognized as a corporate game-changer for promoting women’s leadership in the boardroom.
“At Casey’s, we are committed to gender balance and diversity and are honored to be recognized for the women representation we have on our board of directors,” said Darren Rebelez, president and chief executive officer, Casey’s. “We also recognize that there is still work to be done, and we challenge leaders to continue advancing gender balance and diversity throughout their organizations.”
Casey’s was recognized at the Women’s Forum of New York’s sixth biennial “Breakfast of Corporate Champions” event. In 2021, the Women’s Forum will recognize 243 companies from the S&P 500 and FORTUNE 1000 that have achieved 35% or more female representation on their corporate boards.
“We salute Casey’s for their impressive success to achieve greater gender balance in their corporate boardroom,” said Breakfast of Corporate Champions founder and chair Janice Reals Ellig, who is also CEO of The Ellig Group. “As part of the Women’s Forum of New York’s ongoing Corporate Board Initiative, we’re proud to honor Casey’s as an important member of the 2021 class of Corporate Champions who are determined to lead the way.”
In September, Sheetz was recognized on Fortune Magazine’s list of 75 Best Large Workplaces for Women. Sheetz grabbed the No. 64 spot, having been on the list each year since 2016.
Hershey was recently recognized as the No. 1 top female-friendly company by Forbes Magazine. The confectionary company topped the list of Forbes’ "World's Top Female Friendly Companies," spearheading a roster of 300 honorees. The company has 48.1% gender diversity around the world, 37.4% of the company’s “people leaders” globally are women and the company’s board of directors has 42% gender diversity.