I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Carla Vernon, General Mills Natural & Organic Operating Unit President, at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore. In our interview, Carla talked about how the microagressions she has overcome in her career have made her into a leader able to take risks and grow food brands like Annie's, Cascadian Farms, Epic and more.
She’s an expert storyteller who talks openly about what’s made it hard to be an Afro-Latina leader in the big CPG world.
“When our guest came in the room, he started directing questions at all the white men in the room"—Carla Vernon
Here’s the interview: