Kellogg Company’s commitment to diversity can be traced back to their founder, W.K. Kellogg, who was a pioneer in employing women in the workplace and reaching across cultural boundaries. The company continues his legacy more than 100 years later by making diversity and inclusion top priorities.
The value of Kapable and Employee Resource Groups at Kellogg
Kapable is one of many employee resource groups (ERGs) at Kellogg that play a critical role in their vision to enrich and delight through foods and brands that matter.
Kapable is the Kellogg ERG for employees with disabilities and supporters. Kapable helps ensure that the Kellogg Company has a welcoming and inclusive environment for current and future employees. At Kellogg, you’ll find ERGs focused on Veterans, the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities and more!
Kapable is inclusive and welcoming to individuals with disabilities
With the mission to be welcoming and inclusive always in mind, the Kapable team is continually looking for ways to better their company’s culture. Kellogg does this by holding inspiring, educational events for employees to make a positive impact on their local communities.
Kapable Story: How One Little Girl Inspired an Entire Community
By Jessica Waller, Senior Director, Snacks Customer Marketing and Kapable Co-Chair
While Hannah, a kindergartener from Vicksburg, Michigan was getting ready for a life-changing surgery, a community was working to help make her return to school just a little easier.
Hannah’s form of cerebral palsy affects her legs, requiring her to wear braces and use a walker. During school recess, a group of fifth graders from Tobey Elementary School in Vicksburg, Michigan noticed Hannah’s routine of playing closely next to her caregiver in the sandbox. They soon realized she was unable to navigate the playground equipment.
The students met with the principal and started a fundraiser to build an accessible playground to help Hannah fully engage in the school environment.
Jillian, a Kapable ERG team member and Snacks Customer Marketing Manager, caught the story as it unfolded on social media. She thought this would be the perfect chance for the Kapable ERG to show the local community what the group is all about.
Kellogg supported the Kapable ERG and donated funds allowing the finished product to include a fully accessible swing set, merry-go-round, special handrails, and launch spots to aid walking and wheelchair accessibility. This is just one great example of how Kellogg is making a difference in individuals with disabilities lives!
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