Out for Undergrad (O4U), creator of the nation’s most prestigious LGBTQ undergraduate leadership training conferences, has named Cargill in Minnetonka, Minnesota as the 2018 O4U Engineering Conference Host Sponsor. In 2017, Cargill scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI), for the 13thconsecutive year. Learn more about O4U at
O4U Executive Director, Cindi Love, said:
“We are very excited and honored to welcome Cargill as the host sponsor of our Engineering Conference. We resonate deeply with their statement, ‘At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts.’ We believe mutual respect across differences is at the heart of increased productivity for every type of organization. Since 2004, O4U has invited a diverse class of the highest-achieving LGBTQ students from the top 30 US universities to attend our four industry-focused conferences sponsored by more than 130 of America’s leading corporations and universities. These firms send leaders to educate and mentor students about job opportunities in their highly competitive industries. Sponsors get to meet, interview and recruit the best and brightest LGBTQ and otherwise diverse students in the nation. Students tell us that these weekend immersions change their lives, inspiring them to live authentically, bringing their full and best selves to the workplace and pursuing challenging, ambitious and purposeful careers.” http://outforundergrad.org/.
Demetha Sanders, Cargill’s Interim Global Inclusion & Diversity Lead, said:
“Cargill is proud to host the 2018 Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference. We believe in the strength of an inclusive environment and the benefits of a diverse workforce. Inclusive and diverse teams improve decision making, add important perspectives to better solve business problems, and help enable Cargill to achieve its goals. We enthusiastically welcome these highly accomplished young LGBTQ students to Cargill.”