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Professional women are making waves at Diageo

Professional women are making waves at Diageo

Diageo’s success as a business depends on the success of its people. So it makes sure to create an environment where everyone feels included and able to perform at their best.

As a company that is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment, Diageo actively promotes opportunities for women to excel. This is displayed by its recognition as one of the leading FTSE 100 companies for female representation at board and executive level by the Hampton-Alexander review.

Impressive women making an impact at Diageo

“At Diageo, we are driven by a core belief that successful businesses are those that harness the benefits of a truly diverse and inclusive culture. Women currently make up 44% of our Board, 40% of our Executive Committee and 30% of our global senior leadership team. In April 2018, our Board will achieve gender parity when Ursula Burns takes up her position, ” comments Mairead Nayager, Human Resources Director, Diageo.

With significant expertise, and a reputation as one of America’s leading businesswomen, Ursula Burns is set to help the company become one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer goods companies in the world. Her appointment marks gender parity on the Board and is evidence that women’s talent is welcome and celebrated at Diageo.

Diageo’s Women to watch

Recognised in the ‘100 Women to Watch’ list by Cranfield University School of Management, Syl Saller, Chief Marketing Officer and Mairead Nayager, HR Director are examples of the great talent that is at the core of Diageo’s success.

Syl has also been named one of the Top 5 Global CMOs of 2017 by Campaign Magazine, thanks to her unwavering leadership on a number of hugely successful and attention grabbing campaigns.

Syl is proud to be a role model for other women entering the business stating “The impact that senior women as role models have on other women in the organisation is enormous, enabling them to believe ‘I can do that’.”

HR Director Mairead is proud of the progress that Diageo has already made towards gender parity and is supportive when it comes to Diageo’s ambitions to deliver more.

“We have recently increased, to 40%, our goal for female representation on our global senior leadership team and we intend to achieve this target by 2025,” says Mairead Nayager, HR Director for Diageo.

And there are many further impressive professional women making waves at Diageo including:

- Diageo's Siobhan Moriarty is a Women in Business champion

- Diageo’s Cristina Diezhandino named Luxury Woman to Watch

- Diageo's Isabel Massey in Management Today's under 35 list

Women are encouraged to succeed at Diageo

If you are inspired by the women in leadership roles at Diageo and have what it takes to carve out a career with the world’s largest alcohol company, apply now for one of these current vacancies. Diageo is always looking for exceptional people to join their team, so go ahead and explore making the move!


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