Gary Coombe recognised in Management Today Agents of Change Power list 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018 1:49 pm GMT


Published on 8th March to coincide with International Women’s Day, Management Today & the Women’s Business Council’s Agents of Change Power List recognizes the top male Agents of Change pushing for parity in the workplace.

Gary Coombe, then President-P&G Europe SMO and now President-P&G Global Grooming, is praised in the publication for his active leadership on diversity and inclusion as executive sponsor for P&G Europe’s Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Equality and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) Affinity networks and support programmes as well as championing the company’s engagement with the ‘Men Advocating Real Change’ initiative.

Management Today notes the progress P&G has made towards gender parity, with women now making up 45% of all managers in P&G Europe and praises Gary Coombe for his efforts through media articles, industry conferences and leading P&G’s delegation at the International Women’s Forum in Paris to encourage other companies to follow P&G’s example in “not just advancing gender equality in their organisations but using the power of their brands and advertising to encourage progress in society.”

The power list, published by Management Today in partnership with the Women’s Business Council, argues that it's not just up to women to #PressForProgress and so shines a spotlight on the 'manbassadors' who are championing gender equality and challenging the status quo.

Commenting on the recognition, Gary said:“I’m very proud to be included in the list. We all have a role to play in striving for Gender Equality and it is in everyone’s interest that we get there as quickly as possible. This is really recognition for all the outstanding work done by P&G people across Europe and around the world to advance gender equality in and outside of P&G, who I have the honour to work with and represent.”

Gary is joined on the list by leaders from Deloitte, Bupa, Diageo, Barclays, Aviva and SKY.

To read more about the Agents for Change power list 2018, visit the link here.