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Newsletter January 2017
This month's Member Spotlight:

Catherine Francois

Every month we interview one of our members. This month it is Catherine Francois, Global Director, Strategic Accounts, Diversey Consulting. Click here to read the interview.

"The diversity of perspectives brought together by LEAD offers the opportunity to identify better ideas and ways to get things done – inspiration and learnings we can apply to our own firm in our diversity journey."

Mick Broekhof, Founding & Managing Partner, Kalypso Europe & Secretary, LEAD Network

Read the full interview with Mick here

2016 A year in review

With 2017 upon us, we remind ourselves of what we achieved together in 2016 and the difference we make as members of the LEAD Network. Over the past year, we have joined forces with passion to attract and advance diversity in Consumer Goods & Retail. Click here to read some of the highlights.

Sharon Jeske, Executive Director LEAD Network

Inspirational journeys with Helayne Angelus

Meet Helayne Angelus, Partner at Kalypso and Advisory Board Chair of the LEAD Network and learn from her inspirational journey to leadership.

Click here to watch the video.


Member Get Member Campaign winner

The LEAD Network announces Krystal Cheetham, Marketing Administrator, Costco Wholesale UK Ltd. as the winner of the Member-Get-Member Campaign. Over a period of 3 ½ months, 90 new members were recruited in total, of which 24 stated that they were referred to the LEAD Network by Krystal in a campaign that ran from September until the end of last year.
As the winner, Krystal Cheetham will receive a personalized Ask you Voice™ Tune-Up Session with Marie Terese Letorney, Founder & Director of Ask your Voice and speaker at the LEAD Network’s annual event in 2015. We congratulate Krystal and thank participants, who encouraged new members to share in the mission of the LEAD Network. Currently 1300 members strong, the LEAD Network is looking forward to continued growth in 2017.
More about Marie Terese Letorney and the prize here.

5th Annual LEAD Network Event 2017

Embracing Change:
Transformation through Diversity

Improving performance and transforming businesses and individuals through inclusive and sustainable diversity strategies.

Join us in Amsterdam for LEAD’s lustrum Network Event to gain insights into how CPG & Retail companies in transition can benefit from a gender diverse workforce. In uncertain times when change has become the norm, how can inclusion and diversity become levers that drive positive change in a company’s culture? What tools can we as individuals benefit from to ensure that change in our environment takes us to the next level rather than becoming overwhelming? How can a company develop and retain a diverse workforce during turbulent times to drive the change agenda and power them to higher performance?

This event begins with an optional Innovation Tour on Thursday 2nd November in the afternoon. Friday 3rd November is divided into both plenary and a choice of smaller interactive breakout sessions. LEAD members will hear from leading companies how gender diversity is transforming their business to prepare for the future.

Keynote speakers:

Frans Muller, Deputy CEO & Chief Integration Officer, Royal Ahold Delhaize N.V

Muhtar Kent, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
LEAD Chapter
Calendar of networking events 2017

LEAD UK Local Chapter Events
14th March, London
5th September
LEAD Germany Chapter Networking Event
 22nd March, 17:00-20:00
Essen, Germany

LEAD Germany Chapter Chair Gabriele Riedmann de Trinidad, Group Director Business Innovation, METRO AG and Committee member Julia Edler, Senior Manager, Business Development EMEA, Vertical Market Consumer/Retail, Schenker AG, welcome all members to our spring event dedicated to women in logistics. Guest speaker includes Tom Schmitt, DB Schenker's CEO of Contract Logistics, plus speakers from Kalypso and Mars. There will be plenty of time for networking!
LEAD Spain Chapter Networking event
May, Barcelona

LEAD Turkey Chapter Networking Events
Breakfast networking sessions take place first Thursday of every month in Istanbul.
This month, the LEAD Turkey Chapter celebrated the largest gathering to date and made plans to build the LEAD Chapter in 2017.

LEAD Turkey Chapter January 2017


Our Marketing Committee is working on the LEAD Network's presence on social media. Follow our Twitter account to get the latest tweets on #genderdiversity and #inclusion. 

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