Welcome to the France Chapter

At the France Chapter Committee we have in common our passion for diversity and inclusion.

Our Chapter’s mission is to promote women’s advancement and development, in the retail and consumer goods sector, in France. To do so, we focus on three important pillars:

  • Building an enabling ecosystem for the advancement of women in their companies
  • Helping women gain self-confidence and become the leaders of their careers
  • Creating and operating a network for career opportunities within our sector

Since our Chapter launch in 2019, our membership has grown to more than 880 active members. If you are interested to join our Chapter, please login our Member Platform and request to join the France Chapter.

Our Chapter events are open to members only. Please apply for membership (free of charge) and activate your account, if you are not yet a LEAD Network member. For more Chapter information, contact LEAD Network at info@lead-eu.net



Cynthia Mérope

Marketing & Offer Director



Arthus Mathias

Commercial Director


your copy of the flyer

Inspirational Women – Video Series

Caroline Dassie,
Directrice Exécutive Marketing, Marques Propres ,
Datas & Client Membre du comité exécutif,
Groupe Carrefour

Cécile Leroi,
General Manager
Consumer Brands,
France Henkel

Amélie Vidal-Simi,
President France,
Mondelēz International

Géraldine Fiacre,
General Manager

Cynthia Merope, Co-Chair de LEAD Network France Chapitre et Directrice des achats et du marketing de METRO France.

Interesting Reads

Angela Mejia

Tips about challenges (or crisis) –   
a choice to make daily.

Liliane Faucherre

Tips to better disconnect and improve performance and well-being

Géraldine Blarel

The arrival of new generations in the company: challenges and/or opportunities?

Caroline Leplatois

Coach tips that will give sense and awareness to your professional life.

Women managing the pandemic is a source
of inspiration and legitimacy on a giant screen
for all leaders worldwide!

Dominique Ringler – Founder of the consulting & coaching firm, Wingsfromwithin

The feeling of imposture, the unattainable need for perfection, the fear of showing one’s emotions and appearing vulnerable, the fear of judgment, and the feeling of guilt that accompany making difficult decisions, are all obstacles to women leaders. These fears and sentiments subvert the influence of their talents and hinder their deep and unique power.

Let’s talk about assertiveness

In this video, a dialogue takes place between Béthanie Surget, relational communication coach, specializing in neurosciences and Latifa Gahbiche, CEO of CHEP France and CHEP Morocco. Latifa tells us about her career as a leading and assertive woman: “we all have the right to be happy ”.

Webinar Recordings

Diversity & Inclusion: experience sharing about unconscious bias

Recruiting for Balance

De l’importance de développer son réseau professionnel

(French spoken)

Recruiting for Balance