Gender Diversity Network

The Gender Diversity Network, established by a group of graduates, inspires and raises awareness about many important topics such as menopause, mental health, unconscious bias, and non-binary issues.


Our Purpose

By recognizing the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, our purpose is creating a network where all employees can come together to share their experiences, challenges, opportunities in a supportive and empowering environment. We aim to promote equal representation and recognition for all genders at DS Smith and empower one another through advice and support.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to thrive and succeed in their careers, regardless of their gender. That's why our network is open to all employees, regardless of their gender identity or expression. Together, we can create a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and promotes equality for all.

Meet the team: Karolin Kaufmann, Théodora Roche, Jeel Desai, Ivan Aliseda, Radhika Joshi, Amy Malone, Michelle Lainsbury
Meet the team

Our Vision

  • See: To identify and acknowledge the challenges towards achieving gender diversity.​
  • Everyone: To embrace our common values, foster meaningful connections, build mutual trust and enable generosity amongst the members.​
  • Equally: To enable all employees to express themselves, to support each other without judgement, to take initiatives and to collaborate equally within the company.​
  • Now: To start today by accepting all genders wholeheartedly.


Our strategy to deliver the vision

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