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"Diageos family leave policy was truly a gamechanger," says Nicole

"Diageo's family leave policy was truly a gamechanger," says Nicole

 July 14, 2021

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Diageo celebrated a milestone in its industry-leading family leave policy by spotlighting Nicole Dennis, Head of Independents, who shares her story of starting a family.

A game-changing family leave policy

For Nicole, although it was daunting to start a family in a different city away from her support network, Diageo's family leave policy was a "game changer".

As the policy covered 26 weeks at full pay for Nicole, her husband could take some extended time off as unpaid leave. This enabled him to be with their new baby in the early months after the birth, and to support Nicole's transition into motherhood.

"As a result our family thrived," says Nicole. "Diageo is a business that really leads by example in creating social change," she adds. "I'm proud to be part of an organisation that values inclusion so deeply that it extends to our family unit."

Grateful for the gift of time

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Diageo Marketing Manager, Jodi McLeod, values the support she received that enables her to spend more time with her family. 

"I'm grateful for the gift of time that this policy has given me and only wish that it was the same for everyone, everywhere," says Jodi.

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Diageo Head of Supply Finance, Natalie Spaleta, speaks about her experience when she became mum to daughter Matilda.

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Encouraging and supporting a positive work/life balance 

Diageo's ambitious family leave policy is applicable to employees across its business, as part of its leading work to create a fully inclusive and diverse workforce.

The policy supports employees to focus on the joy of raising a young family, while continuing to thrive at work, and ensuring women and men are supported to have time with their new baby regardless of where they live and work.

The new global policy offers female employees in all markets a minimum of 26 weeks of fully paid maternity leave.

Receive support to raise a family at Diageo

Diageo understands the importance of having a positive work life balance and this promotes an inclusive culture of happy, healthy, productive employees.

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