Women of Color are Working Against the Odds

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Women of Color are Working Against the Odds

by Liz Fedor
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Pilar Cruz, Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development at Cargill

President, Cargill Proteins, Growth & New Ventures and Strategic Pricing

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:40am

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After earning her MBA from the University of Michigan, Pilar Cruz joined Cargill in 2002 instead of returning to a banking position in her native Colombia. She has risen through the management ranks at Cargill and held leadership positions for the company in Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and England.

Now she is a vice president and a role model for other women of color at Cargill. Seated in a glass-enclosed meeting room that overlooks Cargill’s Wayzata campus, Cruz says, “I am the head of strategy and mergers and acquisitions for Cargill, and we recently had a meeting with my counterparts from big companies. All of them are guys. But I am so comfortable with who I am.”

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Keywords: Diversity & Inclusion | Cargill | PILAR CRUZ | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Sonya Roberts | TWIN CITIES BUSINESS | gender parity | women of color

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