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Diageo women cited for championing workplace diversity

 November 27, 2023

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Diageo employs many impressive women who are committed to championing the LGBTQIA+ community, with several of its leaders celebrated in INvolve's 2023 Outstanding Role Model Lists.

"The annual Lists showcase LGBTQIA+ business leaders and allies that are championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and we’re extremely proud that Andre Bogues has ranked #1 in the Future Leaders List," said Diageo. 

Forging an inclusive culture

Diageo Louise Prashad

Named on the Top 50 Ally Executives list for the second consecutive year is Chief HR Officer, Louise Prashad [pictured above] and Chief Marketing Officer, Cristina Diezhandino [pictured below] who ranked number two.

As Chief HR Officer, Louise was cited for her commitment to creating an inclusive culture, championing the LGBTQIA+ community, and ensuring Diageo is a great place to work for LGBTQIA+ talent.

Cristina was featured for her commitment to progressive marketing across Diageo’s 200+ brands, and her role as Executive Ally to Diageo's Rainbow Network, its Employee Resource Group (ERG) committed to ensuring Diageo is a fantastic place to work for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Diageo Cristina Diezhandino marketing

Diageo provides an inclusive workplace for LGBTQIA+ colleagues

Diageo Amanda Lampe

Diageo's Director of Corporate Relations in Australia, Amanda Lampe [pictured above], has been included in the Top 100 Executive LGBTQIA+ List with recognition due to her dedication to making Diageo a great place to work for LGBTQIA+ colleagues in Australia and the Aisa Pacific region, as demonstrated by Casamigos and Johnnie Walker partnering with Sydney WorldPride and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras earlier this year.  

Power in diversity 

Diageo believes that there is power in diversity and is committed to supporting LGBTQIA+ inclusion and rights around the world. 

To advance this commitment, Diageo has employee Rainbow Networks worldwide including in North America, India, South Africa, and Southeast Asia, with each group striving to create an open and inclusive culture for the LGBTQIA+ community in, and beyond, Diageo. 

Led by its Rainbow Network, Pride 2023 was one of the biggest ever at Diageo, with 78 sites raising the Pride Progress flag.

Diageo's industry-leading parental leave provides employees in many of its markets with 26 weeks’ paid leave regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or whether they become parents biologically, via surrogacy, or adoption.

The company's Gender Identity and Expression Guidelines are live in 30 countries, which ensures Diageo has support in place for employees who are transitioning, have transitioned, who recognize themselves to be a different gender from the gender assigned to them at birth, or are gender-fluid or non-binary.  

Diageo is an inclusive employer

Diageo welcomes candidates committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. 

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