Frequently Asked Questions

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General FAQs

LEAD Network is a non-profit organisation focused on advancing gender equality in the Consumer Goods and Retail industry in Europe. There are currently over 19,000 members of LEAD Network across Europe, from Sweden to Spain, and everywhere in between.

Yes – membership is open to individuals, regardless of whether they work for a LEAD Network Partner company.

Yes – anyone who works in the Consumer Goods and Retail Industry in Europe is welcome to apply for (free) membership of LEAD Network, regardless of whether their employer is a Partner company. All Members are welcome to get involved in volunteering opportunities.

Anyone regardless of location can become a member of LEAD Network and join its activities and events. There are a number of virtual events organised by LEAD Network’s Chapters, and event recordings and resources are accessible via our Member Platform. Our educational programmes also allow for a degree of flexibility to meet time zone differences.

Yes – all events apart from our Annual Conference are free to attend.

The 2024 Annual Conference will take place on 2nd & 3rd of October in Budapest. For more information, please visit our Conference page.

Please contact for all membership related enquiries.

LEAD Network and our Chapters host regular events, both online and in-person. In-person events often take place at one of our local partner companies.

You can download the LEAD Network Mobile App by visiting your Google Play or iOS App Store.

No. Sponsorship of LEAD Network events is offered as an exclusive benefit to the Partner Community.

Attending events is not mandatory, but we invite you to join us when possible to network with peers across Europe.

Yes – we welcome all allies to become members of LEAD Network!

Recruitment for Chapter Co-Chairs happens as and when a Co-Chair position opens up. Co-Chairs are usually recruited from within existing Chapter volunteers and they must come from a partner company.

To move the needle, LEAD Network organises key industry events ideal for senior leader engagement. Twice a year we hold CEO Roundtables, bringing together 40+ peers for conversations on DEI topics. We can also come in and deliver a talk or a workshop to spark the conversation with your leadership team. Please get in touch for more information.

We support our Partners by focusing on talent retention, and are not a recruitment platform. If you are looking for a job, or are interested in joining the sector and would like to learn more, then our numerous networking events organised by Chapters can be a great way to explore.

Our dynamic Partner and Member network is an excellent pool of potential speakers for the events. LEAD Network can support with the DEI speaking engagement either directly or via a bridge to a professional from the Network, as part of Partnership benefits.

Partner FAQs

You can find more information about the different levels of LEAD Network partnerships on the Become a Partner page.

Member FAQs

Becoming a Member of LEAD Network grants you access to exclusive resources, events and networking opportunities. Meet peers from across Europe, and deepen your knowledge of all things diversity and inclusion through our award-winning programmes.

If your company is interested in becoming a Partner of LEAD Network, please visit the Become a Partner page for more information. [insert link]

Simply click the Member Login button at the top right of our website home page or use this link.

The Member Platform is the place to go to update your Member Profile, register for events, connect with other members via the Live Feed, catch up on the latest LEAD Network news, and access your Chapter, Community & Committee Groups!

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