Foundation Partners


“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.”

Subarna Malakar, Vice President,Global Diversity & Inclusion,
Ahold Delhaize

“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

“At EY, we believe 217 years is too long to wait for economic gender equality – that’s the World Economic Forum’s latest estimate. We’re determined to close the gap, by accelerating women’s progress in our own workplace and helping our clients do the same. That’s why we support LEAD, and are committed to its goal of providing a place where influential individuals can connect, share ideas and build momentum for change.

Elaine Parr, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

“Having been a LEAD member since its foundation, I highly recommend and value the initiative.LEAD broadens my horizon through peer exchange, not only on leadership but also on consumer industry topics. Further, actively participating in the network motivates me on my journey as female leader and inspires me to be a role model for other women.”

Danica Siemer, Director Market Strategy & Planning Central Europe
Johnson & Johnson Consumer

“At Nielsen, we encourage an inclusive business culture that supports, connects and empowers women to have successful and fulfilling careers. By joining the LEAD Network, we at Nielsen, feel that the exchange of ideas and best practices amongst members will be of inestimable value as we work together to make our workplaces more reflective of the gender diversity that defines us.”

(left) Cecilie Westh, Managing Director Nordics
(right) Marie Lalleman, EVP Managing Director Global Strategic

“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.”

Béatrice Dupuy
Sales Vice President, Procter & Gamble