CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today received the Executive
Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) 2014 Corporate Board Gender Diversity Award,
recognizing publicly-held companies headquartered in New Jersey who have
at least three women on their boards.
With five women on its board of directors, Campbell has the highest
number of female board members among all 111 New Jersey companies on the
Russell 3000 Index, according to the EWNJ's inaugural report released
today, titled A Seat at the Table: Celebrating Women and Board
Leadership. A Seat at the Table reported 12 percent of board
seats nationally were held by women, with New Jersey companies faring
slightly better at 14 percent. Campbell's five women members make up 33
percent of its board.
Denise Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell, was
the keynote speaker at the event held in East Brunswick, N.J.
"At Campbell, we've committed ourselves to building a diverse workforce
and an inclusive workplace that fosters innovation," said Morrison. "All
companies that take the advancement of women seriously, and hold leaders
accountable, will win with consumers and create a high performance
Additionally, the report notes that only four of New Jersey's 111
publicly-held companies are led by a female CEO. Morrison is the first
female CEO in Campbell's 145-year history.
A Seat at the Table: Celebrating Women and Board Leadership was
produced in collaboration with PwC US and highlights the number of women
on the boards of New Jersey's leading publicly-held corporations. The
full results are available at www.ewnj.org.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a manufacturer and marketer of high-quality
foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, snacks and healthy
beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of
market-leading brands, including "Campbell's," "Pepperidge Farm,"
"Arnott's," "V8," "Bolthouse Farms," "Plum Organics" and "Kjeldsens."
Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives
to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in
the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the
Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more
information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com
or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.
About Executive Women of New Jersey
Founded in 1980, EWNJ is where New Jersey's executive women connect and
collaborate across all sectors to share experiences, develop
relationships and build business.
Source: Campbell Soup Company