2020 Virtual Conference executive summary is published!

The LEAD Network’s eighth annual Conference, held for the first time in a virtual environment on 6-8 October, was the most inclusive yet. More than 700 delegates took part, drawn from over 40 countries and 100 companies, with male attendance at 20%. 


 The Executive Summary has just been published.  You can download it from the webpage and here 


The Conference, sponsored by The Coca Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, GSK and METRO AG, received an overall evaluation of 4.3 out of a total of 5.0. The breakout sessions with 52 speakers received the highest scores of any conference in terms of quality and, our interactive D&I Marketplace saw more exhibitors and participants than before.  


We had a record of 51 CEOs and regional presidents taking part in the by-invitation-only CEO Roundtable, of which 31 are signatories to the CEO Pledge. This session was ranked 4.4/5, and the Retailer Roundtable received top ratings with 4.9/5.  


What was new at the Conference?  

  • We saw the launch of two new Chapters: Poland and the Sales and Buying Chapters. 
  • And an initiative led by LEAD Network was born, the SuperPowersNow, turning our skills and behaviors into SuperPowers to eliminate gender inequality – now.   
  • For the first time, all formal sessions were recorded, and registered participants have 12 months to access the virtual platform.

We continue to congratulate Christina Taylor of Learn to Grow, Chair of LEAD Network Education Committee, who designed and orchestrated the rich content of this LEAD Network Event.


We look forward to seeing you on the 2021 event! 

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