Catalysts for change

Our Partners

Industry leaders committed to creating more diverse and equitable workplaces.

Foundation Partners

Our community of inspirational Foundation Partners sets a clear benchmark for the industry. With this level of partnership, your company could benefit from bespoke solutions to create the next level of impact, a handheld approach to navigating leading practices, and tailored opportunities to showcase your DEI excellence.

“As a leading global employer and a purpose-led company, we have set ambitious objectives, and before 2030, we aim that 50% of our senior leaders will be women. Becoming a Foundation Partner of the LEAD Network strengthens our commitment to becoming an even more balanced and inclusive company and provides opportunities to learn and exchange with other companies.”

Gilles Andrier, CEO of Givaudan

“Increasing diversity at Unilever, especially in gender, has been a personal journey. I am happy to be part of a broader movement creating equity for people, especially women at work, for them to get what they need and deserve to grow and develop.”

Sophie Souied, Global Chief Customer Development Officer, Personal Care, Unilever

“At Coca-Cola, we believe a more inclusive workplace is key to our growth. That’s why we aim for our company to be 50% led by women. I’m honoured to be a Partner Ambassador for LEAD Network, an organisation working to advance female talent, skills, and networking opportunities, raising the bar (and opportunities) for us all.”

Jen Ragland, Senior Director for Industry & System Commercial Communications, The Coca Cola Company

“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 excited to play my part in furthering the cause of professional equality for all.”

Eloïse Chereau, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Carrefour

Gold Partners

We’re grateful to our Gold Partners for their trust in LEAD Network and are delighted to support their unique DEI journey with an impactful set of tools and a personalised service.

“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.”

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

“Sometimes change is the only solution, and courage is the constant to create new things, attitudes, and realities together.”

Tina Schwarz, Senior Consultant Engagement, LIDL

“The road to a truly diverse and inclusive environment is long and complex. And it’s only by having those difficult discussions and getting comfortable being uncomfortable that true progress can be made.”

Tom Allmark, Director Talent & Learning Supply Chain & Global Functions, CHEP, A Brambles Company

“Working in an environment where we can bring our whole selves to work is important to me. At McCormick & Company, we know that diverse and inclusive teams are not only high-performing, they also have more fun! Joining the LEAD Network is a key step on McCormick’s journey towards gender equity, and through this partnership, I’m excited to see what we can achieve together.”

Avril Forbes, Senior Manager, Global Talent Management, McCormick

National Retailer/Wholesaler Partners

Our local Chapters, ‘Plug & Play’ educational programmes, and dedicated Partner Relations Managers with industry experience all help to ensure we meet the specific needs of our National Retailers and Wholesalers.

“I firmly believe that the company’s role has considerably evolved: D&I initiatives are no longer seen as a cost center but as a source of value creation.”

Aurelie Uricher, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Internal Communications, L’Occitane

“Despite the progress achieved in female leadership, there are many challenges to overcome, and it is up to all of us to ensure equal opportunities. Betting on diverse talent not only provides different visions, but also greatly enriches organisations.”

Beatriz Santos, Commercial Director of EROSKI

“It’s a real privilege and an honor to join the LEAD Network Advisory Board. As the CEO of Musgrave, the largest private sector employer in Ireland, we recognize the opportunity to effect real and meaningful change, both at a societal level and across our industry.”

Noel Keeley, CEO, Musgrave

“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. We are fostering an environment where everyone feels they belong, can thrive, and contribute meaningfully.”

Mareike Mende-Ratnam, CHRO of DOUGLAS Group

73% of members attribute their professional growth to LEAD Network

73% of members attribute their professional growth to LEAD Network

By becoming a Partner, you can unlock exclusive programmes and resources to upskill your talent and advance diversity across your company.

  • Access to our extensive library of award-winning educational offerings for your whole company

  • Instant calendar access to our in-person and virtual events
  • A dedicated Partner Relations Manager to help navigate your DEI leadership journey

Become a Partner

Leverage LEAD Network as your reliable DEI Partner to gain access to exclusive educational programmes, events, and leading practices library.