When Paul Bulcke was appointed CEO of global food giant Nestle in 2008, he put the issue of women and gender at the top of his Executive Committee's agenda.
"He saw gender balance as a lever for accomplishing his broader goals of making Nestle a more flexible, and modern corporation.
Until his appointment, Nestle had done very little on the topic. The reality of the company's statistics was not something to be proud of. Although Nestle's consumers and "shoppers," as they are referred to, were about 80% female, only 3% of managers in the company's leadership pipeline were women..."