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Black Enterprise Magazine Recognizes Monsanto VP as Top Exec in Corporate Diversity

Melissa Harper, Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition, Inclusion & Diversity and HR Compliance at Monsanto, has been named to Black Enterprise Magazine’s 2016 List of Top Executives in Corporate Diversity.  The listing appears in the publication’s May 2016 issue.
“Being intentional about inclusion contributes greatly to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to our customers,” said Harper. “Creating those solutions requires people with diverse viewpoints and backgrounds to come together. Inclusion and diversity are vital in creating a great place to work for our employees and an essential business driver for our company.”
Harper leads a global team responsible for attracting talent, ensuring an inclusive environment and ability to deliver against talent needs that align to strategic business goals at Monsanto.
“The Black Enterprise List of Top Executives in Corporate America represents part of a groundbreaking report on the significance of corporate inclusion that will serve as a valuable resource for business decision makers across the globe,” noted Derek T. Dingle, chief content officer, print & events for Black Enterprise, in a congratulatory letter sent to Harper. Black Enterprise serves 4.3 million readers.
Melissa Harper’s recognition follows a number of recent executive and workplace honors Monsanto has received for its commitment to creating an inclusive environment where employees of all ethnicities, backgrounds, genders and orientations not only feel welcome but contribute their talents in creating a great place to work.  In April, DiversityInc named Monsanto to its Top 50 Companies for Diversity List. In February, Fortune magazine named Monsanto as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Monsanto was honored as No. 1 in the industry sector on the 2016 list for the second year in a row.