Diageo marks International Women's Day by asking its employees how they will help accelerate workplace gender equality


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Diageo shares #EachforEqual message with 28,000 employees

Diageo shares #EachforEqual message with 28,000 employees

 March 03, 2020

Diageo is marking International Women’s Day (IWD) by asking each and every one of its 28,000 employees to share how they will help advance gender equality in the workplace.

As a progressive employer, Diageo is committed to championing inclusion and diversity at work, and IWD's #EachforEqual theme offers the company a great opportunity to accelerate its gender equality efforts. 

Running special events and sharing videos

To keep its promise of engaging all its employees, Diageo has curated a series of videos featuring some of its female team members. 

In the video footage, the women share their experiences contributing to Diageo's culture of inclusion and offer insight into their personal career journeys.

In addition to sharing the videos, Diageo is running series of events and panel discussions centered around the #EachforEqual theme, and taking a closer look at how Diageo colleagues can be allies for gender equality.

Celebrating IWD across offices and sites worldwide

"I am very proud that our 28,000 people are celebrating International Women’s Day in our offices and sites worldwide this week, making inspiring #EachforEqual pledges. To me, #EachforEqual is about each and every one of us using our voice and our influence to create change, challenge stereotypes, fight bias, and broaden perceptions. It’s about taking action – and we’re committed to playing our part at Diageo. That’s why last year we equalised maternity and paternity leave in a majority of our offices around the world so that our people, regardless of gender, can play an equal role in the early days of their child’s life," says Mairéad Nayager, Chief HR Officer, Diageo.

"I’m heartened to see men at all levels in our business embracing the policy. These men are role models to others ... Diageo has been ranked as the top company globally for gender equality by Equileap and made more progress towards our goal to have a global leadership team which is 40% women by 2025. We’ve also welcomed new women in STEM roles to our business via returnships and expanded our work to support women in the creative industries from the UK to the US and India."

"From a personal perspective, ... I’ll be asking myself what more I can do to build an equal business that contributes to a more equal world," she adds. "In doing so, I’ll be taking inspiration from my wonderful colleagues Cristina Diezhandino, Jane Karuku and others who have taken part in our video series sharing their career journeys and their advice on being allies for change. After all, championing gender equality in the workplace is not only the right thing to do for our people, it’s the right thing for our business and society at large."

Work for a company committed to gender equality

Diageo's commitment to gender equality increases year by year - and now's a great time to join a company leading the way for fairer representation.

If you want to make a difference in your career, search and apply for Diageo's current vacancies.

 

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