• 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’s Lustrum Network Event 2017

  • Join us in Amsterdam for LEAD’s lustrum Network Event to gain insights into how CPG & Retail companies in transition can benefit from a gender diverse workforce. The digital era is a catalyst for change and presents women with a unique opportunity to help shape the future of the CPG & Retail industry. Agile skills will be key to seizing opportunities within this new environment. Join us on a journey to discover how we as individuals can be set up for success during times of change. Find out how inclusion and gender equality can become levers that drive positive change in a company’s culture through times of transformation. 

    • “Diversity and inclusion are not a dream, but rather a journey, preparing the future generation and leaders to more equality in accessing education, jobs and prosperity. Diversey Care is proud to inject fresh air in LEAD's sails."

      Dr. Ilham Kadri President Diversey Care, Vice President & Officer Sealed Air

  • Inspirational journeys with Frans Muller

    Frans Muller, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Integration Officer of Ahold Delhaize, on the importance of gender divers teams for the Retail and Conumer Goods Business.

    Watch the video here

  • Why EY is a LEAD Foundation Partner

    “According to the WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2014, it will take until 2095 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. The Consumer Products & Retail sector is going through a significant transformation and diversity of thought and experience, in particular at senior management, will be critical to navigate change and improve companies’ performance. We are delighted to join forces with LEAD to help achieve its objectives and drive momentum.”
    - Elaine Parr – Consumer Products & Retail (CPR) Advisory Leader for EMEIA - EY

    Click here to find out more about EY "Women. Fast forward"