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 Inspirational Journeys Video Series

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

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Inspirational video

Janet Lung Standing
Global Procurement Director –
indirects with Johnson Matthey

Inspirational video

Lisette Nap

Lisette Nap
Vice President Global Ocean Solutions at DB Schenker

LEAD Network Members monthly interviews

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

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July interview

Peter Beetz
Finance Director, Global Audit & Consult, Procter & Gamble

June interview

Fiona Liebehenz

Fiona Liebehenz
Head of Vendor Management – Pets, Amazon EU SARL (German Branch)

LEAD Network Video

See this 3-minute video on the story behind the LEAD Network, how we have grown from 13 Charter members to 2000 today.

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.”

EY

“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.”