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Three Diageo leaders named Champions of Women in Business

Three Diageo leaders named Champions of Women in Business

 September 23, 2019

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Three leaders from Diageo's Executive Committee are named in Yahoo Finance and HERoes Champions of Women in Business lists.

CEO Ivan Menezes, Chief HR Officer Mairéad Nayager, and CMO Syl Saller are included in the prestigious ranking, which celebrates business leaders who act as role models to better gender equality and champion women in business.

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IMAGE: Diageo Chief HR Officer, Mairéad Nayager

Women Executives and Advocate Executives

Syl and Mairéad both feature on the 100 Women Executives list which is made up of women who are leading by example to drive change, while Ivan is named as one of 40 Advocate Executives, who are dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive business environment for women. 

Syl Saller
IMAGE: Diageo CMO, Syl Saller

An ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity

Recognition by the ‘Champions of Women in Business’ list reflects Diageo's ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity. Diageo understands that the most successful businesses are those that embrace a diverse workforce with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities. An impressive 44% of Diageo's Board of Directors and 40% of its Executive Committee are women and we continue to work towards our target of 40% female representation in senior leadership roles by 2025.

Diageo has also transformed its 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. Diageo also sponsored the Creative Equals Returners programme to help women returning to work in the creative industries and pledges to ‘Free the Bid’, an initiative to promote equal opportunities for women in the advertising industry.

Work for a company with pioneering leaders

Although Diageo's commitment to diversity and inclusion starts from the top, every employee is valued for their diverse and unique contributions to the company.

If you want to work for a company that prioritizes difference, search and apply for an exciting career at Diageo today.


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