SALISBURY, MD. — Perdue Farms has won a 2021 Diversity Impact Award for its Groundbreaking Associate Inclusion Network (GAIN), placing in the Top 25 Employee Resource Group (ERG) Award category.  

This is the second consecutive Diversity Impact Awards win for Perdue, which last year received recognition for its Day of Understanding.  

GAIN is one of Perdue's five Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) and recently celebrated its one-year anniversary on July 31. The group’s mission is to foster a sense of belonging for all associates of color at Perdue.  

"Cultivating relationships and bridging the gap with our teams is vital to our success as a company," said Kathryn Danko, chief diversity officer and vice president of talent at Perdue Farms. "It is a major milestone for GAIN to be recognized on its work in diversity, equity and inclusion. Our promise to always do what is right starts with people first and it shows." 

Perdue’s GAIN will be recognized at The Diversity Impact Awards ceremony during the 2021 ERG & Council Conference on Sept. 17. 

"The positive feedback from our fellow associates keeps us motivated and determined to take GAIN even further than we've ever dreamed or imagined,” said the group's co-chairs Tykebia Fisher and Voncia Molock. “GAIN truly believes that together, we can increase transparency and trust, improve skills and satisfaction, and boost productivity and retention to exceed goals and surpass our competition on all fronts.”