Bronze Partners


“CHEP is devoted to providing equal opportunities for growth and development for all. Our vision is to have a leadership team which reflects the diversity of the business and the customers it serves. Our shared goals and industry sector focus make LEAD a great partner for CHEP.”

Michael Pooley, President, CHEP Pallets Europe, Middle East & Africa

“It is simply right and clever to benefit from 100% of the talent pool.

Thomas Schmitt,
Member of the Board Contract Logistics & Chief
Commercial Officer, Schenker AG

“We still witness gender inequality in the workplace, women remain underrepresented, especially at executive level. We at DHL are committed to developing more women into leadership positions and promoting diversity. Studies and my own experience have shown, that diverse teams are more innovative, more powerful, and versatile. That is why we support LEAD Network, because it is precisely these qualities that make us successful as a Group in the long term.”

Sabine Mueller,
CEO of DHL Consulting

“At Kraft Heinz we care deeply about diversity. As in LEAD’s mission, we believe that ensuring we attract, retain and help females advance in our company is a necessary condition to fulfill our vision: Be the Best Food Company Growing a Better World.”

Jojo de Noronha, VP People & Performance
Kraft Heinz EMEA

“Our consumers are diverse and our employees are too: One of our values is to be “open and inclusive” and we strive to live by that every day in the organisation.”

Louise Stigant
Managing Director, UK, Mondelēz International

“In line with our Purpose and values, we strive to make gender equality and women’s empowerment an integral part of the way we do business”

Marie Dousova, VEVEY, Zone EMENA Sales & Customer Management
Nestlé

“Diversity has a long history at Sonae MC and it is truly related to our evolution, our growth and also the diversification of our business. Our Leaders are committed to the mission of the LEAD Network, as we strongly believe that gender diversity – and diversity as a whole – provides a significant added value for our teams, acting as a potential driver of dynamism, innovation, creativity and performance. We believe that by supporting LEAD Network we will be able to advance more successfully with our strategy of a diverse workforce, always balancing the meritocracy and gender diversity of our teams, and also considering our particular role and example as the largest private employer in Portugal.

Isabel Barros, Member of the Executive Board,
Sonae MC

“As a leader, I believe that if you do not understand people, you do not understand business. Our industry is not about making packaging that helps keep food fresh to ensure families can enjoy mealtimes together. It’s about the people whom make our product and how they interact every day in their work environment.

Sean Cairns, Vice President and General Manager – Consumer Product Europe
Sonoco

“Diversity&Inclusion: Buzzwords? Just a new trend? For me as a hiring manager I need to be aware of the criteria women have to consider when making their next career move. By developing my understanding of their needs I can build more diverse teams, which are proven to be more effective and in my experience more FUN.”

Wim van Aalst, Supply Chain Director,
Waitrose & Partners