At Conagra, we nourish an inclusive culture that encourages openness, acceptance and individual authenticity. Diversity is more than race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. All backgrounds, perspectives, styles, and opinions are valued and belong here. We harness the power of diversity and inclusion to accelerate innovation and growth.
Curiosity and diverse perspectives are how innovation begins. So, we seek out and welcome people who think differently. At Conagra, people can bring their true selves to work, feel valued and join an energetic exchange of ideas. When employees experience inclusion, we all perform better.
Our Cultural Journey
Conagra’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has been evident over the years with our timeless values of integrity and broad-mindedness. Those values have always guided us to strive to do what’s right, respect varied thinking and embrace collaboration.
Our inclusive culture comes to life through our thriving Employee Resource Groups, our actions to recruiting and developing diverse talent, our diverse suppliers and the energy and passion you feel the moment you walk in the door.
To learn more about the Conagra Experience and apply, check out careers at Conagra Brands.
How We Live Up to Our Commitments
Recruitment: We engage with diverse talent, from new grads to seasoned professionals. Our message: Conagra welcomes all those unique experiences that make up who you are.
Advocacy: In an effort to create community connections, as well as strengthen and sustain relationships with individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, we partner with community and social justice organizations, fund scholarships, invest in diverse suppliers and build awareness among employees.
Development: From onboarding and compensation to development and career advancement, our processes that touch employees are designed to strengthen diversity and inclusion.
A Message From Our CEO
“Advancing our culture is a journey in which each one of us at Conagra plays a part. Along this journey, it is imperative that we prioritize D&I, have a clear vision of what success looks like and work together to reinforce a sense of belonging throughout our organization.”
Sean Connolly, President & CEO
A Message From Our Diversity & Inclusion Leader
“Our employees are the driving force behind our success, and we believe that everyone has the right to bring their true selves to work every day. We are stronger together and recognize that we all have a role to play in creating meaningful and lasting change within Conagra and our communities.”
Henry Jones, Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Inclusion As Our Strategic Priority
Our ambition is to be the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in food. To get there, we have established strategic imperatives to achieve greater advancement and representation of gender, race and ethnicity in leadership roles.
These strategic imperatives are part of how we create inclusive and equitable workplace opportunities, empowering access to development and advancement, both in our workplaces and communities.
Learn more on our progress and initiatives in our Citizenship Report.
|Hispanic or Latino||24%|
|Black or African
|Native Hawaiian or
Other Pacific Islander
|Two or More Races||1%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||<1%|
|Generation Z (1997
Data represents Conagra’s fiscal year 2022
At least 40% of management-level roles held by women
|People of Color||13%|
|People of Color||15%|
Double the representation of people of color in management and middle-manager level roles
Data represents Conagra’s fiscal year 2022
|People of Color||30%|
Data represents Conagra’s fiscal year 2022
Employee Resource Groups
Our seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have contributed to building a diverse and inclusive culture within Conagra. They provide a place for employees’ voices to be amplified, where they can learn from each other on cultural and business topics. Our ERGs support personal and professional growth and community impact. Below is a sampling of their recent accomplishments.
- Partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago to teach best practices for strong allyship
- Hosted an event with Chef Nicole Ponseca to discuss challenges minorities face in the restaurant industry and learn about Filipino cuisine
- Teamed up with Conagra’s Young Professionals Employee Resource Group to help distribute more than 2,000 meals for individuals in our Chicago and Omaha communities who are experiencing hunger
- Conducted an interactive session with speaker Dr. Pamela C.V. Jolly (CEO of Torch Enterprises) on how culture can shape personal wealth journeys
- Partnered with Greater Chicago Food Depository and Heart Ministry Center in Omaha to help provide over 15,000 meals to help combat food insecurity in our communities
- Hosted a volunteer event to assemble hygiene kits for members of the community who are experiencing homelessness
- Launched in October 2022 during National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Conagra’s Disability + Ally ERG seeks to lead with a cross-disability perspective and prioritizes the fulfillment of access needs of group members to achieve equity, access, and inclusivity for employees with disabilities
- Prepared a month of activities, guest speakers, and learning opportunities, crafted to spotlight colleagues’ unique cultures during Hispanic Heritage Month
- Led an employee mentorship program to share knowledge, encouragement, and drive personal and professional development
- Hosted a “Speed” Networking Event in Chicago for interns to network with Conagra employees across the Finance, Sales, Pricing, and Brand teams
- Participated in the Heartland Pride Parade in Omaha and shared with attendees what it meant to work in an inclusive workplace and spoke to area residents about employment opportunities at Conagra
- Hosted trainings and discussions on allyship and workplace inclusion
- Held a lunch and learn event discussing parenting in the LGBTQ+ community
- Distributed food and clothing as part of the Chicago Standdown, a vital initiative that helps veterans experiencing homelessness get relief, including clothing, food, haircuts, and other helpful resources
- Partnered with Talent Acquisition team to develop and activate strategies to recruit Veteran talent, including a partnership with Cameron Brooks
- Collaborated with other ERGs within Conagra to run a back-to-school supply drive and pack backpacks for Chicago-area students
- Empowered employees during Women’s Equality Day by hosting an activity that encouraged networking with women
- Hosted an event with business coach Jennifer James to learn about building trust, driving engagement, meaningful connections, and creating impact through the art of mindful storytelling
- Supported Sarah’s Circle in Chicago to write inspiring messages and pack lunches for women experiencing homelessness
- Showcased their culinary skills and made meals for Youth Emergency Services (YES), which assists youth experiencing homelessness by providing resources to help them become self-sufficient
- Packed and distributed over 500 bags of food for Completely Kids in Omaha, which provides access to food for children experiencing hunger
- Volunteered with No More Empty Pots (NMEP) Omaha to build out their garden used to support their programing to improve self-sufficiency, regional food security, and economic resilience of urban and rural communities through advocacy and action
Supplier Diversity Program
Partnerships with a broad range of diverse suppliers who are ready to innovate and grow with us enhance the value we bring to our customers, consumers and communities.
We actively seek opportunities to partner with businesses of all types, including, but not limited to, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran- and service-disabled veteran-owned, and gay- and lesbian-owned businesses. Conagra also extends procurement opportunities to small, disadvantaged and HUBZone businesses. For questions about the Conagra Brands Supplier Diversity program, feel free to contact us.
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As part of our support of Black and Latin communities, we’ve partnered with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. These partnerships will help ensure students receive equitable access to quality higher-education opportunities.
In addition to funding several college scholarships, Conagra employees engage with scholarship recipients to provide unique professional development opportunities that strengthen their career prospects. We are sharing the Conagra Experience with tomorrow’s leaders.
Recognition & Honors
We are honored to be recognized for advancing diversity and inclusion at Conagra Brands. Highlights include:
Recognized by "Newsweek" Magazine as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2023.
Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index
Since 2014, Conagra has earned a perfect score of 100 and was named a Best Place to Work on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies and practices.
Multi-year honoree of The Civic 50, which recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation.
The Disability Equality Index® (DEI)
Recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion" by The Disability Equality Index® (DEI), which measures disability workplace inclusion against competitors.
"Latina Style" Magazine
Conagra’s Latinx ERG was recognized in 2020 by "Latina Style" Magazine as one of the top 16 Employee Resource Groups in the U.S. In 2021 and 2022, Conagra Brands was named as one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S.
"Latino Leaders" Magazine
Recognized in 2021 by "Latino Leaders" Magazine as one of the best companies for Latinos.
In 2021, Conagra was recognized by "Canadian Grocer" Magazine as a top CPG business making a positive impact on diversity, equity and inclusion.
We know that to have the maximum impact, we need to look beyond Conagra. Our community partners play a vital role in helping us support underrepresented communities through internship and mentoring opportunities, financial contributions and volunteerism. Here are a few examples:
Conagra collaborates with popular Chicago entertainer Chance The Rapper’s SocialWorks program. We provide a multi-year grant for the organization’s New Chance Fund, benefiting Chicago Public Schools high school students. The partnership offers unique mentorship opportunities that cultivate students’ artistic abilities and develop professional skills — including food packaging design, online product launch and original music creation.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and Human Rights Watch
In 2020, Conagra launched “United For Change,” an updated approach to employee fundraising. The annual campaign benefits United Way, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU) and Human Rights Watch in Canada. Our own employees chose these organizations to help advance civil liberties, racial justice and equality.Learn More