For International Women's Day Diageo employees choose to challenge inequality and use their voice to create change


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Diageo women share why they are choosing to challenge

 March 08, 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Diageo women share their stories of choosing to challenge unconscious bias, gender and ethnic representation, and the silence around menopause, by inspiring others with their passion for inclusion and diversity, inside and outside of the organization.


Marsha McIntosh, Head of Procurement Supply at Diageo North America

In response to women of colour facing the largest workforce gaps including wages and representation in leadership positions, Marsha McIntosh [featured above], Head of Procurement Supply at Diageo North America, talks about being a woman and person of colour, encountering bias and why representation matters.


Talita Santos Martins, Operations Manager at Diageo Brazil

Talita Santos Martins, Diageo Operations Manager at Ypioca Brazil, shares her experiences of prejudice, being a woman in a male dominated industry and the lack of representation.


Mamta Sundara, General Counsel at Diageo India 

Across India, gender inequality results in unequal opportunities. Statistically, it is girls that are most disadvantaged. Mamta Sundara, General Counsel at Diageo India, discusses gender discrimination and biases inherent in both today’s society and across cultures.


Cheryl Stacey, Talent Engagement Lead at Diageo

Watch Cheryl Stacey, Talent Engagement Lead and Global Supply Procurement at Diageo, talk about the importance of raising awareness and understanding on menopause, a topic which is often seen as taboo yet is a natural rite of passage for every woman.


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Diageo understands that the best performing businesses prioritise inclusion and diversity. The company believes it is crucial to create a culture with inclusion and diversity at its heart. Diageo's commitment starts with its people and its aim is to ensure that all its people around the world thrive, by shaping market-leading policies and practices.

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