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With more than 75,000 Mars Associates around the globe, read more about how they are putting our principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through our performance.

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INTERVIEW: Cui Wang Ph.D: Microbiology Science Team For MARS
This interview is with Cui Wang, who works in the Global Food Safety Center for MARS in Beijing. Q:  Can you briefly explain what a day at your job as a microbiology research scientist is like? A:  At the Mars Global Food Safety Center, I conduct scientific research to generate insights and explore solutions for some of the biggest food safety...
Apr 27, 2018 8:00 AM ET
INTERVIEW: Valerie Maldonado Senior Engineer Process Developer for MARS
This interview is with Valerie Maldonado, Fruity Confections CBU Mars Wrigley Confectionery here in the US. Q: My first question, since your job focuses on the development of new candy, such as Starburst, I have to ask: What does candy have to do with STEM? A: Making chocolate, candy, gum and mints is no different than cooking....
Apr 25, 2018 8:00 AM ET
Changing the Story of Women in the Workplace
Can ignoring gender bias make it go away? Of course not. But I do wonder whether the specter of gender bias is creating self-limiting stories for a generation of women entering the workforce. This question was inspired by a recent visit to the campus of one of our nation’s most respected universities. While there, I had a chance to meet with about a dozen young graduate and...
Mar 28, 2018 8:00 AM ET
EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Business’s Greatest Untapped Resource: Women
Fiona Dawson, Global President of Mars Food, Drinks and Multisales at Mars, Incorporated Women occupy just 15 percent of board seats worldwide. In the US, women account for just five percent of all CEOs among S&P 500 companies. In the UK the situation is worse: in 2016 there were more male CEOs named David (eight) than women CEOs (six) in the FTSE 100. These...
Mar 22, 2018 10:00 AM ET
More Than a Dress: The 15th Annual Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards
This month, I have the privilege of presenting an award at the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards, where we at Mars Symbioscience, makers of CocoaVia® dietary supplement, are the lead sponsor for the third year in a row. Before I don my own red dress at this glamorous event, (thankfully picked out by my 18-year old daughter on a rushed Sunday afternoon shopping trip,) I find myself reflecting on...
Feb 6, 2018 8:00 AM ET