Diageo leaders recognised for championing women in business
Ivan Menezes, CEO, Mairéad Nayager, Chief HR Officer and Syl Saller, CMO, are named in the ‘Yahoo Finance and HERoes Champions of Women in Business’ lists
Feature 12 SEP 2019
We are thrilled that, as in previous years, Diageo has been recognised on the ‘HERoes Champions of Women in Business’ list. This year three members of our Executive Committee are included in the prestigious ranking, which celebrates business leaders who act as role models to improve gender equality and champion women in business.
To be recognised by the ‘Champions of Women in Business’ list reflects our ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity. At Diageo, we understand that the most successful businesses are those that embrace a diverse workforce with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities. We are proud that 44% of our Board and 40% of our Executive Committee are women and we continue to work towards our target of 40% female representation in senior leadership roles by 2025.
We are proud that this year we have transformed our global parental leave policy into one of the industry’s best for both women and men, improving the working life of Diageo employees around the world. We also sponsored the Creative Equals Returners programme to help women returning to work in the creative industries and celebrated one year on from pledging to ‘Free the Bid’, an initiative to promote equal opportunities for women in the advertising industry.