Casey’s General Stores Inc. has been congratulated for having a gender-balanced board by 50/50 Women on Boards, a global education and advocacy campaign driving the movement toward gender balance and diversity on corporate boards.
Women directors hold 50 percent of its corporate board seats, making Casey’s one of only 6 percent (just 173) Russell 3000 companies with a gender-balanced board. This achievement is an example of change at the highest level and an exceptional corporate commitment to reach equity on corporate boards, according to the campaign.
“At Casey’s, we are committed to gender balance and diversity and are honored to be recognized for the women representation we have on our board of directors,” said Darren Rebelez, president and CEO. “We also recognize that there is still work to be done, and we challenge leaders to continue advancing gender balance and diversity throughout their organizations.”
“Over the last decade, our 50/50 Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index reveals the gradual acceleration of women to corporate boards. However, there is still a significant gap to achieve gender balance,” said Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO of 50/50 Women on Boards. “It’s critical that we recognize these milestones and acknowledge corporations, such as Casey’s, for leading by example toward gender balance and diversity on corporate boards.”
Casey’s, based in Ankeny, Iowa, is a Fortune 500 company operating more than 2,300 convenience stores. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the third-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the U.S.
Casey’s provides freshly prepared foods, quality fuel and friendly service at its locations. Guests can enjoy pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items and a wide selection of beverages and snacks. Learn more and order online at caseys.com, or in the mobile app.