JACKSON, MICH. – Carrie Jones-Barber, CEO of Dawn Food Products, Jackson, Michigan, was recently honored by Michigan’s Corp! Magazine. Ms. Jones-Barber was one of a select group of women recognized by Michigan Trade Publication for their contributions to their field and to the community at large.
The awards were presented at the Women Thrive Michigan Conference hosted by Corp! Magazine and MichBusiness, a Michigan group of companies. In a category honoring women who are “change agents and thought leaders in the workplace,” Ms. Jones-Barber was named for her distinguished leadership and received the Women Leadership in the Workplace Award.
According to Corp! Magazine, the criteria for this honor include significant business success as well as efforts to make Michigan a better place to live and work through their efforts.
Talk with Corp.! Magazine Regarding the challenges women face in their careers, Ms Jones-Barber cited data suggesting that the “glass ceiling” continues to hamper women in their advancement into corporate leadership positions.
“The McKinsey and Company Women in the Workplace 2020 study showed that at the start of 2020, around 21% of leadership positions were held by women and less than 30% of vice president, vice president senior and executive were owned by women, ”she said. “These numbers have to change.