Silver Partners

“CHEP is devoted to providing equal opportunities for growth and development for all. Our vision is to have a leadership team which reflects the diversity of the business and the customers it serves. Our shared goals and industry sector focus make LEAD a great partner for CHEP.”

Michael Pooley, President, CHEP Pallets Europe, Middle East & Africa

“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

“Diversity and Inclusion is a journey to elevate quality of discussions, foster creativity and create prosperity. Diversey is proud to partner with LEAD to support this great cause.“

Somer Gundogdu, President, Corporate Accounts and Taski 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

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 Company

“At Kraft Heinz we care deeply about diversity. As in LEAD’s mission, we believe that ensuring we attract, retain and help females advance in our company is a necessary condition to fulfill our vision: Be the Best Food Company Growing a Better World.”

Jojo de Noronha, VP People & Performance
Kraft Heinz EMEA

“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

“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 StigantManaging Director UK
Mondelēz International

“In line with our Purpose and values, we strive to make gender equality and women’s empowerment an integral part of the way we do business”

Marie Dousova, VEVEY, Zone EMENA Sales & Customer Management

“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