Our Diversity and Inclusion Board
The Board includes an Advisory Board of independent external experts who provides vision, advice, outside perspective and guidance on equality and inclusion, and an Operating Committee, which consists of employees who make recommendation on targets, initiatives and enhancements to deepen equality and inclusion in the Company, as well as to monitor our progress.
CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER
TALITA RAMOS ERICKSON
Currently Chief Legal & Compliance Officer / Chief Diversity Officer for the Barilla Group, based in Parma-Italy.
From 2012 to 2021 she worked as General Counsel for Region Americas, based in Chicago-USA.
From 2013 to 2016 she served as Barilla’s first Global Chief Diversity Officer, a role that she returned to as of May 2021.
From 2018 to 2021, she also held the business position of President for the Barilla Restaurants division.
Before joining Barilla in 2012, she had several in-house legal positions during her 10-year tenure at Kraft, both in Brazil and the United States. She received a J.D. from Federal University of Parana State in Brazil, an LL.M. in Business Law from Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Law, and an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She serves on the Board of The Cradle, a non-for profit advancing the well-being of children (based in Illinois), and Board of Advisors of HACE, a non-for-profit helping U.S. Latinx talent achieve their potential.
She was a recognized leader in the U.S. Latinx community, including Top 10 Líderes by Hispanic Executive Magazine, 2019 Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Corporate America by ALPFA, and Chicago United Top 50 Business Leaders of Color.
The Operating Committee is composed by a group of employees from all Barilla countries around the world, and who are working in business roles across levels and functions and typically serve on the committee between two and four years.
Business Development – Food Service, South East Asia
President Region Greater Eastern Europe
Marketing Manager & Food Service Development, Brazil
Head of Trade Marketing and Category Manager; Sweden
Human Resource Director Global Marketing and BAT, London
Senior Human Resource Manager, Russia & CIS
Melfi Plant Director, Italy
IT Support Manager, America
Senior Area Manager, South Italy
National Account Manager, Switzerland
We partner with leading organizations to help shape our journey
At Barilla, we believe that diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do, it is central to our way of doing business. Everyone is welcome at our table, and these partnerships are just one more way that we hope to foster a more inclusive world.
Catalyst is the leading non-profit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business.
Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
Parks - liberi e uguali is a non-profit organization that operates under the auspices of the Minister for Equal Opportunities, whose members are exclusively employers.
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.
The Tyler Clementi Foundation is guided by the life and story of Tyler Clementi that promotes safe, inclusive and respectful social environments for vulnerable youth, LGBT youth and their allies.
Valore D is the first association of large companies created in Italy to support women's leadership in business.
The Club aims to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations.
Wise Growth has been active for many years in the field of identification and development of strategies for the enhancement of internal staff and diversity.
Tent was founded by Hamdi Ulukaya to address the refugee crisis by mobilizing the networks, resources, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of the business community.
The Ali Forney Center is grounded to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.
Fondazione ASPHI Onlus is a non-profit organization of social utility that has been dealing with digital technologies for disability for almost 40 years.
The Conference Board aimed to provide the world's leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
Autre Cercle is one of the leading French national homosexual voluntary associations. Its members are professional men and women working in the public and private sectors or in the liberal professions.
Hackability is a non-profit association whose aim is to build and grow a community of makers, designers, inventors and people with disabilities.
MSDUK brings together innovative and high-growth Ethnic Minority owned Businesses with global corporations, commited to creating a diverse supply chain.
Openly is a global digital platform, developed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, delivering fair, accurate and impartial LGBT+ news.
Prout at Work aimed to ensure that all work environments are open to all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sexual characteristics.
The Valuable 500 is a global movement whose aim is to engage more than 500 multinational companies to publicly commit to advance disability inclusion in the workplace.
Employee Resource Groups
Our approach from the start of our journey was to learn from others in order to accelerate our progress, as well as obtaining input from our employees.