Clif Bar joins NEW as gold sponsor
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Bar & Company has joined the Network of Executive Women as a gold sponsor,
supporting the Network’s mission to attract, retain and advance women in the
consumer products and retail industry.
As a sponsor, Clif Bar, a leading
maker of nutritious and organic food and drink for people on the go, will help sustain the
Network's programs, participate in national conferences and regional events and
have access to the Network's career development and diversity and inclusion
best practices tools.
attending the local events in Northern California, I could see the value that
NEW brings to the local CPG community in networking and education,” said Kevin
Cleary, president and COO of Clif Bar & Company. "As a private, family- and
employee-owned company, we can leverage the resources of NEW to help develop our
leaders through training and volunteer opportunities.”
Named one of the "10 Best Companies for
Employee Financial Security” by The Principal Financial Group, Clif Bar guides
its business with "5 Aspirations”: Sustaining Our Planet, Sustaining Our Community, Sustaining
Our People, Sustaining our Business and Sustaining our Brand. Sixty
percent of Clif Bar’s 335 employees are women.
Bar’s management team "believes happy, healthy people create the best food,”
and strives to create a corporate culture that inspires and supports its people
in and outside work, offering competitive pay and benefits, holistic wellness programs
and other innovative benefits. The company provides
employees with an onsite fitness center, personal trainers and concierge
services, such as haircuts and organic produce delivery. Employees can opt for
a flexible workweek and are encouraged to participate in volunteer
opportunities during the workday. They also enjoy a sabbatical program;
sustainability benefits, such as rewarding employees
for biking, walking, carpooling, taking public transit and driving a hybrid or
bio-diesel vehicle; onsite childcare; and
financial assistance for first-time home buyers.
In 2010, the company
implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) recognizing employees’ roles
in helping build the business.
Last year Clif Bar
opened the White Road Academy, a training and development initiative to help
employees actualize their career goals.