Advancing Female Leadership

The mission of Leading Executives Advancing Diversity (LEAD Network) is to attract, retain and advance women in the retail and consumer goods industry in Europe through education, leadership and business development. LEAD Network 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.

Today, our membership consists of 2,700+ senior female and male executives, representing 140 manufacturers and 80 retailers. Our ambition for 2018 is to reach 3,500+ members.

We are a non-profit organisation and our focus specifically on Retail and CPG industry only is unique within Europe.
We believe that advancing more women to take on leadership roles is required to face actual business challenges. 
Our members participate at our Webinars, local roundtables and our annual event to advance their skills, enjoy discussion, to network and to plan the future.

Progress of female talent to the top
“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.”
Veronika Pountcheva

Senior Vice President, METRO AG