Foundation Partners


“As a leading global retailer, Ahold Delhaize acknowledges that Diversity & Inclusion is fundamental to our business success and growth. Everyday, we strive to be an inclusive place to work where our associates reflect the markets we serve, where their voices are heard and valued, and they can grow and contribute to the fullest. We are proud to actively support the LEAD Network.”

Sarah Chartrand, SVP Global Talent, Leadership & Diversity
Ahold Delhaize

“Coca-Cola European Partners is a leader in one of the largest FMCG sectors and we offer some of the world’s leading beverage brands, with a culture that includes diverse, talented people.  Inclusion and diversity is more than a strategy to us, it is a ‘no-opt out’ philosophy, an important part of which is the advancement of women as a long-held goal, driving positive action right across our company. We are proud to work and collaborate with LEAD and other partner companies seeking to advance, retain and attract more women into the retail and consumer goods industry.” 

Sue Eilfield, VP Human Resources, Inclusion & Diversity.
Coca-Cola European Partners

“The Coca-Cola Company’s global diversity mission is to mirror the rich diversity of the marketplace we serve. Diversity is at the heart of our business as we operate in over 200 countries. I believe that strengthening inclusion in our industry will provide a more robust talent pipeline, drive innovation and growth in our industry. We are proud to support the LEAD Network and its mission to attract, retain and advance women in the retail and consumer goods sector in Europe“

Elaine Bowers Coventry,
Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

“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

“Johnson & Johnson has always been a leader in D&I and it’s rooted in our Credo: “We must provide an inclusive work environment where each person must be considered an individual”. D&I at Johnson & Johnson means – You Belong. Our mission is to make D&I our way of doing business. It’s about empowering others so they can be at their best. We must educate, empower and inspire all employees to step up and play an active part in creating an equal and inclusive environment for everyone. It’s simply the right thing to do. We continue to champion gender equality at J&J and that’s why we are proud to support the LEAD Network and its mission.”

Pat Smallcombe, Company Group Chair
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health EMEA

“At Nielsen, we understand that diversity and inclusion is a global business imperative. It is crucial that our organization’s diversity reflects the markets that we measure and represent to our clients through Nielsen services.”

Marie Lalleman, EVP Managing Director Global Client Strategic Lead, Nielsen

“We are delighted to continue our support to LEAD Network as a founding partner. This year we want to accelerate progress towards a more equal and inclusive workplace, by engaging more men inside and outside our company and shining a light on unconscious biases that hold us back. As leaders, managers, fathers and partners, their influence and support are critical change the conversation, which in turn will help drive women’s leadership and advancement. We are committed to DOING our part in partnership with LEAD to make a meaningful impact in our industry and society.”

Béatrice Dupuy
Vice President – Sales and Israel, West Bank & Gaza, Procter & Gamble

“We believe in building a workforce that reflects the diverse consumers and communities we serve. As such, we celebrate diversity and look to utilize the strength of our teams’ different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. LEAD is a crucial partner in further cementing our commitment to building a truly gender agnostic organization.“

Sergio Ezama, CHRO, PepsiCo Europe Sub Sahara Africa,
Pepsico

“With our Foundation Partnership, we have the opportunity to learn from other companies and see how we can re-apply. Also, the network accelerates the results we can achieve. Really making a difference can only happen when we collaborate for this bigger purpose;
LEAD Network contributes well to that collaboration.”

Francis Hoefman, SVP HR Hygiene/Home