Three Dollar General Female Leaders Named to 2021 HERoes Role Model Lists

September 09, 2021

HERoes Recognizes Champions of Women in Business and
Drivers of Change for Gender Diversity in the Workplace

HERoes Role Model Lists

Dollar General is pleased to announce that three of the Company’s female leaders have been named to the 2021 HERoes Women Role Model Lists supported by Yahoo Finance. Kathy Reardon, executive vice president and chief people officer; Melanie Cook, vice president, assistant general counsel; and Mary Alice Kirby, senior director, inventory accounting, were recognized for their efforts in championing women in business and driving change for gender diversity in the workplace at DG.
“We are grateful to HERoes by Yahoo Finance for recognizing three exceptional female leaders who are each working to extend our mission of Serving Others,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “At DG, our mission includes everyone, and I would like to congratulate and applaud Kathy, Melanie and Mary Alice for their work to elevate and drive workplace inclusion.”
Each list features 100 women and aims to represent a wide range of impactful and innovative work being done for inclusion across different countries, organizations and sectors. The recognition celebrates the diverse range of inspiring individuals who have made it their personal mission to make a difference.
“I’m thrilled to be celebrating this incredible group of women and advocate role models who are championing inclusion and inspiring the next generation of talent,” said Suki Sandhu OBE, founder and CEO of INvolve. “It’s vital that women across the globe can success and these role models are essential in dismantling barriers to progression and creating opportunities for women to be successful while also being able to be at their authentic selves in the workplace.”
Kathy Reardon was named to the HERoes 100 Women Executives List - ranked in the top 20. Melanie Cook and Mary Alice Kirby were each named to the HERoes 100 Women Future Leaders List.

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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