The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.

Natalie McGradyCargill

Natalie McGrady is a well-rounded Strategic Sourcing Professional with expertise in Indirect Sourcing Process, Tools and Technology Applications. Natalie is a graduate of Hampton University and holds a degree in Accounting. Today, Natalie is leading Cargill’s Supplier Diversity efforts by working to bring sustainable, repeatable world-class processes to Cargill. At Cargill, Natalie works with Internal Stakeholders to develop short and long-term strategies related to Growth, Inclusion and Advocacy for Diverse Suppliers. Part of her responsibilities are to manages key relationships with external sources that help to enhance Cargill’s program as well as engage with Industry Peers. Furthermore, she is partnering with Cargill’s Global Inclusion & Diversity Teams to align workforce, community and supplier efforts.


What advice would you give your younger self?

Always try something new. Don’t be afraid of hearing no.

What is your favorite quote?

“Nothing beats a try but a failure.” – My Mom Odessa

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