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Diageo named as a top company for executive women

Diageo named as a top company for executive women

 March 24, 2020

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Diageo North America has been named one of the Top Companies for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). This recognizes Diageo’s ongoing commitment to women’s progression into senior roles through practices such as sponsorship, mentoring, sponsorship, employee-resource groups and leadership-development training.

"At Diageo, we are particularly proud to be a champion of gender equality taking proactive steps in order to curb workplace inequality," said Laura Watt, HR Director, Diageo North America. "We take great pride in our leadership in this space but acknowledge there is still a great deal of work to be done."

Ongoing diversity and inclusion strategies

Diageo North America’s commitment to diversity and inclusion includes nine business resource group which connect employees with shared backgrounds, providing a platform for support.

For International Women’s Day, Diageo created a series of videos interviewing women working at Diageo, where they shared their career journeys, their experience of helping to create an inclusive culture, and their advice to others wanting to enact similar change.

Diageo’s pioneering parental leave scheme gives six months' leave to parents regardless of gender or sexual orientation or birth, adoption or foster care.

In addition, the company’s North American Secondment policy supports all employees to develop their skill sets by exploring new and different career opportunities within Diageo.

"The 2020 NAFE Top Companies continue to tell the story of what organizations are doing to move women into executive positions by communicating the value of P&L roles and ensuring equity in executive succession planning," said Subha V. Barry, president, Working Mother Media. "The NAFE Top Companies continue to pave the way for the advancement of women."

Work for a company committed to advancing leadership careers

Many women, such as Chief Marketing Officer Syl Saller and Chief HR Officer Mairead Nayager, are enjoying successful senior roles at Diageo.

Hear more about Diageo's Leadership Culture

If you want to progress your career to senior levels, search and apply for an exciting leadership pathway with Diageo.


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