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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 October

Read our LEAD Network Newsletter October

RB EVP, Fabrice Beaulieu, signs CEO Pledge

Fabrice Beaulieu, Executive Vice President at RB Hygiene Home signs the LEAD Network CEO Pledge.

Learn more about the CEO Pledge

Unilever's hosts Mentoring event

How can the right mentor help you to advance in your career, get different perspectives and even learn different skills?

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France Chapter Launch Event

On 3rd October, over 130 men and women from the FMCG and Retail industry in France gathered at the Unilever offices in Rueil Malmaison for the France Chapter launch event.

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35 Remarkable women share their stories

We are excited to share with you “Life Lessons” – stories of thirty-five remarkable women in the LEAD Network who share their career experience and wisdom.

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Webinars coming up


Inclusive Leadership – COOL!? EXITING!?

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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.”