Join the LEAD Network

LEAD Network provides networking opportunities, Inspirational Journeys Series, learning opportunities, Access to skill-building events. Insights in examples of implementation of (gender) diversity programs to apply to your organisation. External inspiration and support for you and other like-minded future leaders.

LEAD Network Inspirational Video Series

Watch videos from leaders in the Retail industry and listen to what they have to say about diversity.

Webinar & Roundtable Discussion

Join us for the webinar “Why me? How and why should Men engage in driving gender diversity?” on the 21 st of January 2019.
The roundtable discussion features industry leaders who are passionate about gender diversity: Diane Levin, Tanya Kopps, Peter Beets. The roundtable is hosted by Friederike Diaz Ortega, Head of Amazon Publishing, Germany

Supply Chain Webinar

Trends & innovations in logistics – getting ready for tomorrow

The Supply Chain Chapter at LEAD Network (SCC@LEAD) has the mission to attract and advance female Supply Chain talent through a collaborative European Network focused on value-adding business opportunities.

Lean in Circles Webinar

We must change the narrative. We must stop fixing women. We must change corporate culture and systems that are in the way of inclusion.
I’m asking our LEAD Network members to contribute to this dialogue, and join us for the first webinar on January 15th – “Lean In Circles: Be unapologetically ambitious” with Emma Roberts.

Join the LEAD Network and Advance Diversity

The mission of the LEAD Network (Leading Executives Advancing Diversity) is to attract, retain and advance women in the retail and consumer goods industry in Europe through education, leadership and business development.

LEAD is convinced organisations can create more sustainable value by leveraging the full talent pool. Our Vision is a diverse workforce where both men and women are enabled to contribute their full potential and lead their organisations to the next level of value creation. We believe that advancing more women to take on leadership roles is required to face actual business challenges.

We are a non-profit organisation and our focus specifically on Retail and CPG industry only is unique within Europe.

LEAD Network Newsletter December - Out Now!

LEAD Network Inspirational Journeys Video Series

Watch videos from leaders in the Retail industry and listen to what they have to say about diversity.

Watch all videos here

Inspirational video

Ece Aksel
SVP & General Manager of East Europe Snacks-PepsiCo

Inspirational video

Atila Yenisen

Atila Yenisen
CEO METRO Cash & Carry,

LEAD Network Members monthly interviews

Read interviews with leaders in the Retail industry and find out how they got where they are now.

Read all interviews here

December interview

Silke Trost
Global Marketing Director at Nielsen

November interview

Julia Hager
Digital Marketing & Operations Manager EMEA at CHEP

CEO Roundtable


Read here


Sponsor Spotlight

An Vermeulen
Vice President Field Sales, Coca-Cola European Partners,
Great Britain

Read here


BLOG – Doing not Trying

Read the blog by Vân Nguyen (Manager Business Development, Consumer Goods & Retail Industry at EY and Vice Chair of the LEAD Marketing Committee)



Support LEAD Network and become a partner

By supporting LEAD Network, you will be a positioned as a strategic driver in our movement to advance women leaders in our industry. Your company will be recognized as a catalyst for change and an advocate of women’s leadership.

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Metro AG

“Those who want to translate consumer needs in management decisions,
cannot ignore diversity. The conditions are favourable:
There are plenty of women in the talent pipelines.”

Ahold - Delhaize

“As a global retail leader, Ahold Delhaize acknowledges that Diversity & Inclusion is fundamental to its business success and growth. In principle and in practice, Ahold Delhaize promotes an inclusive and respectful work environment which gets Better every day for our associates, customers, communities and shareholders. We are thrilled to support LEAD.”

Procter & Gamble

“Gender Equality is a P&G Citizenship priority and a Business imperative. As a Company that serves billions of women around the world, we are leveraging our insights to uncover gender bias and taking actions to spark conversations and motivate change.
We are doing this through our brands, with our corporate voice, and with our people and partners inside and outside of our Company. As a foundation partner of LEAD, we aim to achieve equal women representation & leadership in the consumer goods & retail sector in Europe.”


“According to the WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2017, it will take until 2234 to achieve global gender parity in the workplace. At EY, we believe it is far too long and we are committed to do what we can to accelerate women’s progress in the workplace.”