Silver Partners

“Women are an important part of the decision making process in the business world. If we as women do not take an active role, we choose to let opportunities pass us by. The LEAD Network helps to empower women through learning, building awareness, and making connections with others. The time to take action is now. The waiting game is over.”

Diane Tucci, Vice President, Country Manager Spain,
Costco Wholesale

“Our mission at Diversey is to protect & care for people every day, everywhere. Care is embedded in everything we do and believe. We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity, including gender balance. The LEAD Network Partnership is a key element of our D&I strategy to deliver on our commitment to significantly increase the percentage of female leaders in our business”

Sinéad Kwant, President Europe at Diversey

“For ICA Gruppen, being a LEAD partner is something that will provide us with inspiration and knowledge. We are certain that this will contribute to our efforts in promoting female leaders in our group”

Petra Albuschus, Chief HR Officer,
ICA Gruppen

“Active participation in the LEAD Network is accelerating Ingredion’s journey towards female gender equity”

Michael O’Riordan, Regional President EMEA
Ingredion Incorporated

George Young

“Since the founding of the LEAD network, Kalypso, A Rockwell Automation Company, has been a strong supporter of their motto to “do, not try.” The Network’s resources have been invaluable in our journey to become a more equitable workplace. The leaders in our organization continually look to LEAD as a source of knowledge, inspiration and strength as we work to advance our diversity and inclusion goals. Our employees who are involved with the Network have access to an incredible platform to grow personally and professionally while making our industry a better place for women to work. I’m incredibly proud to be a sponsor since day one and will always continue to support the Network’s mission.”

George Young, Global Managing Director & Founder,
Kalypso, A Rockwell Automation Business

“Lila Group, a Partner of LEAD Network, is committed to increase the number of female leaders in the company and to contribute to their professional development. We are creating a participatory environment in which all employees can work in an atmosphere of mutual respect”.
“I wish hope that the our activities we carry out towards women as Lila Group together with LEAD Network will be an example for other corporations”.

Alp Öğücü
CEO, Lila Group

‘I firmly believe that diverse teams boost creativity and nurture holistic solutions. Today more than ever, it is crucial to have teams that are diverse in gender and race but also age and personal backgrounds. I am extremely proud that L’OCCITANE Group joins the Leading Executives Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Network. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage the network’s resources as a means of forging ahead with our diversity and inclusion policies. Membership of the network will provide a platform for our employees to grow on a personal and professional level and drive the Group’s ambition to act as an advocate for women in business within the industry worldwide.’

Sylvain Desjonquères
L’OCCITANE Group Managing Director

“At McCormick, we’re standing together with our colleagues, communities, customers and consumers, to help grow our business and make a positive contribution to the world around us. I believe creating an inclusive environment with gender equity and opportunities for all is simply the right thing to do. I’m delighted to partner with the LEAD Network on this journey and look forward to working together to support our common goals.”

Chris Jinks, President, Europe, Middle East & Africa, McCormick

“After 30 years in the Food industry working in a range of R&D, Procurement, Operations and Supply Chain roles, I’m convinced that diversity, equity, and inclusion, help managers broaden their perspectives, boost the confidence of colleagues and drive organisations forward. Being part of the LEAD Network gives McCormick a great opportunity to exchange with peer companies, propose concrete actions to attract, develop, and retain women in Supply Chain roles, and I can’t wait to get involved!”

Florence Constant, EMEA Assured Supply Chain Director, McCormick

As corporate members of LEAD Network and playing an active role locally, we strongly believe that actions speak louder than words and strive continuously to create the gender equity necessary in the work place to bring about equality between the sexes in society as a whole. We wholeheartedly agree with and actively support the LEAD Network’s vision that the advancement of women in leadership roles is necessary to face actual business challenges. After all the valuable work which our LEAD Network Turkish Chapter has put in over recent years, I am happy and proud to announce that next year’s event is to be held in our home city of Istanbul, Turkey. For those of you who have already visited this wonderful place, I am sure this will be a welcome opportunity to return and for those of you who haven’t, it is about time you sampled our food, culture, and history at the meeting point of Europe and Asia.”

Özgür Tort , CEO of Migros Ticaret A.Ş., Consumer Goods Forum Co-Chair

“Our consumers are diverse and our employees are too: One of our values is to be “open and inclusive” and we strive to live by that every day in the organisation.”

Louise Stigant, Managing Director UK
Mondelēz International

“Diversity has a long history at Sonae MC and it is truly related to our evolution, our growth and also the diversification of our business. Our Leaders are committed to the mission of the LEAD Network, as we strongly believe that gender diversity – and diversity as a whole – provides a significant added value for our teams, acting as a potential driver of dynamism, innovation, creativity and performance. We believe that by supporting LEAD Network we will be able to advance more successfully with our strategy of a diverse workforce, always balancing the meritocracy and gender diversity of our teams, and also considering our particular role and example as the largest private employer in Portugal.

Isabel Barros, Member of the Executive Board,
Sonae MC

“Diversity&Inclusion: Buzzwords? Just a new trend? For me as a hiring manager I need to be aware of the criteria women have to consider when making their next career move. By developing my understanding of their needs I can build more diverse teams, which are proven to be more effective and in my experience more FUN.”

Wim van Aalst, Supply Chain Director,
Waitrose & Partners