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Diageo strives to become best employer for women in UK

Diageo strives to become best employer for women in UK

 November 21, 2017

Diageo has published its Gender Pay Gap Report showing a median pay gap of +8.6% for Diageo employees across all legal entities in Great Britain, significantly lower than the ONS Great Britain median pay gap of +18.8%2. The mean pay gap across these businesses is +0.6%.

The company is pleased with the progress made on diversity and inclusion and is clear on its ambition to go further and close the gap.  

"We will deliver more opportunities for women working in Diageo’s businesses and our goal is to make Diageo the company women want to join," says Mairéad Nayager, Human Resources Director at Diageo.

More women in top jobs than many companies

The premium global drinks business has ranked third in the 2017 ‘Hampton Alexander Review FTSE 100 for Women on Boards and in Leadership’ and jointly held the top position for Companies with Female Executive Directors in the 2017 ‘Cranfield School of Management Female FTSE Report’. In April 2018, Diageo plc’s Board of Directors will reach gender parity, when Ursula Burns starts her role as Non-Executive Director. 40% of Diageo's global Executive Committee are women and more than 30% of its global senior leadership team are women. Achieving gender equality and developing a strong, talented pipeline of future female leaders underpins Diageo's firm belief that a more diverse and inclusive workforce accelerates business growth.

Mairéad Nayager is delighted with the company's progress but recognises there is still work to do.

“I very much welcome the UK Government’s initiative on gender pay gap reporting. Just last week, Diageo ranked third in the 2017 ‘Hampton Alexander Review FTSE 100 for Women on Boards and in Leadership’. I am proud of the progress we are making at Diageo with gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation and want us to go further. Creating a truly diverse and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it supports the success of our company.”

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Meet some of the impressive women working at Diageo and enjoying high-profile careers, and take a look at some of the fantastic career opportunities currently available.


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