Executive Director, General Mills Foundation
Nicola Dixon is Executive Director of the General Mills Foundation and director of philanthropy and employee engagement for social impact at General Mills Inc., a leading multinational food company headquartered in Minnesota, USA.
Nicola and her team develop philanthropic impact strategies, programs and partnerships to advance targeted social and environmental outcomes within three focus areas: Alleviating Hunger & Increasing Community Food Security; Advancing Regenerative Agriculture and Strengthening Hometown Communities. The team’s work extends beyond financial giving to include creating pathways for the company’s 38,000 employees to uniquely engage for social impact — a cornerstone of the company’s culture.
Originally from South Africa, Nicola grew up in Australia and later the United States. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism, an MBA in business management, and a Master of Public Affairs degree in business, society and the environment from the University of Minnesota.