Diageo Executives Named to 2022 Empower Ethnic Minority Global Role Model Lists

For the first time in 2022, the Empower Role Model rosters are fully global and nominations included business leaders working around the world. The lists are released annually and feature 100 senior executives, 50 advocates and 100 future leaders.

To turn our words into actions, in 2020 we have developed a progressive Ethnic Diversity Framework to help our markets define ambitious five-year action plans for inclusion and diversity, and over the past 18 months, 97% of employees worldwide have completed Confronting Racial Bias Training.

Beyond our business, to champion ethnic diversity with our vendors and partners, we asked our marketing agencies to share details of their property representation for the first time and pledged to spend 10% with of diverse owned and operated businesses by 2025, to ensure diversity is embedded across our entire value chain. Additionally, around the world, we are making local commitments, including pledging $10 million to support 25 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in North America to develop future leaders.

To view the 2022 Empower Role Model Lists, visit: https://empower.involverolemodels.org/

Rebecca R. Santistevan