Become a Partner

Partner with us to accelerate change

Creating more sustainable value by leveraging inclusive, diverse talent.
Our Partners

Join over 65+ leading companies advancing diversity

We’re committed to being the leading DEI partner in the CPG & Retail industry to create a more diverse, vibrant landscape where everyone can thrive.

Who are LEAD Network Partners?

Our Corporate Partners are industry leaders committed to creating more diverse and equitable workplaces.

As a LEAD Network Partner, you’ll gain access to our library of professional development programmes for your employees, as well as a suite of exclusive offerings to support your active role in change. Join our network committed to driving change faster.

Partner Benefits

73% of members attribute their professional growth to LEAD Network

Drive meaningful change

Be recognised as a catalyst for change and an advocate for gender equality in the industry.

Award-winning resources

Access programmes such as Mentorship and Inclusive Leadership for your employees.

C-Suite opportunities

Gain access to a dedicated library and community for your C-Suite to broaden their expertise and expand their network.

Attend industry events

Participate in bi-annual CEO and CIO Roundtables where leaders discuss challenges and wins in a respectful, encouraging space.



“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

“DOUGLAS has always been a strong player in diversity and appreciation of uniqueness. This is one driver of our business success. For us, diversity isn’t just a concept – it’s embedded in our core values, ensuring that everyone feels valued and empowered. It’s not just a strategy; it’s the very essence of who we are. That’s why we are thrilled to be part of LEAD Network, further solidifying our dedication to fostering an equal and inclusive landscape in the industry.”

Mareike Mende-Ratnam

Chief Human Resources Officer, DOUGLAS Group

The Process

We’re here to walk you through every step, from submitting the introductory meeting, to getting your employees onboard.

Complete the form to express your interest in finding out more about becoming a LEAD Network Partner company.

Get to know us and find out how we can best support your organisation’s DEI journey.

We’ll map our offerings to your DEI objectives and help you engage your internal stakeholders.

Assign your Partner Ambassador and we’ll introduce your dedicated Partner Relations Manager.

Access our Partner exclusive DEI Content Library, communities, and events.

Partnership Levels

Every company is different in their journey. Our three Partner levels allow us to support you in that journey, whatever stage you’re at.

Foundation Level

Our most comprehensive suite of services with a strong focus on showcasing thought leadership in the DEI space.

  • Tailored communication strategy to target our member community of 19k+

  • Priority access to European speaking opportunities

  • Private DEI strategy sessions

  • Mentorship Programme access

  • Inclusive Leadership Programme access

  • Annual Conference seats

  • Access to LEAD Network Committees

Gold Level

Our alternative suite of offerings for a more group-focused approach to your DEI leadership journey.

  • Group DEI strategy sessions

  • Opportunities to speak at Chapter events

  • Mentorship Programme access

  • Inclusive Leadership Programme access

  • Annual Conference seats

Retailers & Wholesalers

Just starting on your DEI journey?

Our entry-level partnership tailored with an understanding of the specific needs of retailers and wholesalers. Paired with the Discovery Programme, it’s geared to tap into the impact you can begin to have by taking the step towards our shared mission.

Ready to drive change?

Complete the form to enquire about
LEAD Network Partnerships.

We help you get started straightaway

Work closely with our Partner Relations Manager

Our team will help you appoint a Partner Ambassador who will identify key DEI objectives in your company

Get instant calendar access to our events

See all the upcoming DEI events and activities, educational moments and programmes in one place

Access our library of tools and resources for your company

Unlock our extensive library of award-winning educational offerings for your whole company

See our network of changemakers