Inclusion at Diageo Starts with #MyNameIs

We are thrilled to launch a global campaign that is central to how we champion inclusion here at Diageo, and it is as simple as the correct pronunciation of our names.

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There is nothing more personal than your name, particularly your first, given name. Whether it’s is given by a parent at birth or adopted along the way of one’s life, the name that identifies us has become us. It represents us and is how we are known to our friends, our family, co-workers, even the barista at Starbucks. Our name signifies and represents our presence in the global community.

We asked our colleagues around the globe to share the pronunciation of their name, whether simple or complicated. In the video below, you will get to know a little more about them and hopefully, be inspired to join this movement.

To share with someone how to pronounce your name is an incredibly inclusive gesture. It shares a central part of who you are. It opens you up and invites them in to share. To ask someone how to pronounce their name, accomplishes the very same moment of inclusion.