Meet the Partner Ambassadors

4 minMay 8, 2024News


There’s a well-known saying that goes: “if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” Cliché as it may be, it’s undeniable that big goals require collaboration and collective action. At LEAD Network, our mission is to attract, retain and advance women in the Consumer Goods and Retail sector in Europe, and we wouldn’t be able to do this without our vast network of industry-leading Partner companies. These companies, from Ahold Delhaize and Coca Cola to Henkel and L’Oréal, help us advance this mission whilst furthering their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the Consumer Goods and Retail industry in Europe.  

Our Partner Ambassadors are integral to these relationships. They represent our corporate Partners and form a unique committee that meets eight times a year to discuss our sector’s biggest questions and challenges. In this diverse group, drawn from many different functions and backgrounds, we have built trust and a safe space to speak openly so that we can explore mid-to-long-term solutions. Participants share best practices and run deep-dive workshops, all informed by the latest research. Each Partner Ambassador goes back to their company, ready to influence colleagues and implement what they have learned. As LEAD Network grows at pace, the Partner Ambassador group maximises the involvement of our partner companies. It ensures that each company – no matter its size – gets the greatest possible benefit from its involvement. 

Read on to meet some of our Partner Ambassadors who are committed to supporting our journey at LEAD Network.  

Michele Gregory Communications Director E&I, Community Relations Europe & Geneva HQ  Communications P&G 

“My true belief is that Equality and Inclusion is not an option – it is a must. This is why I am proud to work at P&G where we are truly committed to do everything we can to reflect the diversity of the consumers we serve and create a culture of inclusion with enables equal opportunity, access and growth, for all people. I am therefore delighted to partner with the dynamic LEAD Network to drive an even stronger voice and bigger impact on these topics, creating powerful connections and putting into place meaningful actions so that we, together, can be a catalyst for change helping communities move forward on this journey.” 

Eloïse Chereau Manager Transformation RH Carrefour 

“For many years now, Carrefour has been dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion. Today, more than ever, we are aware that the variety of our people is one of our greatest strengths, thus making gender equality one of our main priorities for the years to come. I am proud to take on this role as partner ambassador for Carrefour with the LEAD NETWORK and excited to play my part in furthering the cause of professional equality for all.” 

Anouschka Berger Head of Consumables Sales / Industry Lead FMCG at Amazon Advertising 

“Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust. We are a company of builders who bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view to inventing on behalf of our customers and we are committed to diversity and inclusion and always look for ways to scale our impact as we grow.  I’m honoured to be a Partner Ambassador for LEAD Network and to help move the needle for diversity and inclusion and to support LEAD´s vision to create a diverse workforce where both men and women are enabled to contribute their full potential and lead their organisations to the next level of value creation.” 

Ruwaida Mohammed, Inclusion Lead Social Mobility, Inclusion & Belonging 

“As an Inclusion Lead at Co-op Group, I have particular focus on race & ethnicity in ensuring individuals starting point in life should never determine where they end up and that everyone has the opportunity to achieve their own personal definition of success. My purpose is in removing barriers for disadvantaged groups and ensuring equity in our opportunities for the communities we serve. I also Chair ‘RISE’ internal Colleague Network (the diversity, cultural & religious colleague network group at Co-op) which supports the strategic ambitions and goals of the business. The Network has a responsibility in being the voice of marginalised racial groups and under-represented groups; to ensure their viewpoints, their lived experiences and values are considered in any changes or decision-making process.” 

Interested in becoming a Partner of LEAD Network? Click here to find out more about the process. 

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