Forbes names Bacardi among world’s top companies for women 2023

By Trbusiness Editor |

Bacardi Leila Stansfield Forbes World's Top Companies for Women

Head of Global Travel Retail Leila Stansfield also leads ‘Belonging’ at Bacardi.

Forbes has included Bacardi on its list of the World’s Top Companies for Women 2023. The list features multi-national corporations which were evaluated in multiple globally administered independent surveys of approximately 70,000 women in 37 countries.

Over 650,000 data points were collected. The final analysis was based on three scores: an employer brand score; a public opinion score; and a leadership score.

Bacardi advocates Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership is one of the key pillars of the Belonging at Bacardi programme, which strives to create a space where everyone is treated fairly and provided equal opportunities.

Belonging at Bacardi is a global movement focused on creating programming, development opportunities and more in support of underrepresented groups, including women, in the spirits world.

“We are incredibly proud for Bacardi to be recognised by Forbes as a great workplace and to continue the legacy of supporting women within the company and our industry,” noted Bacardi Global Belonging Lead and Head of Global Travel Retail Leila Stansfield.

“The people at Bacardi inspire me every day and together, we continually push the needle to create a more inclusive workplace for everyone.”

Bacardi Forbes World's Top Companies for Women List Leila Stansfield

Belonging at Bacardi is a global movement focused on creating programming and other development opportunities in support of underrepresented groups, including women, in the spirits world.

“This award is the recognition of the efforts by many people across our business who help create a greater sense of Belonging,” added Scott Northcutt, SVP Global Human Resources and Executive Sponsor for Belonging at Bacardi.

Personal & professional development

Family-owned Bacardi has focused on driving balanced recruitment, attrition and development through training, resources and a focus by both leaders and more than 500 individuals across the globe who champion Belonging efforts.

The company offers several initiatives to support personal and professional development for women, including a global mentorship programme that links women to leaders and allies across markets and functions.

Another programme available across several countries supports future female leaders by providing them with the framework, tools and community to better understand themselves and their goals. Content includes sessions on self-awareness and confidence, defining your personal brand and authentic leadership style, and building a personal roadmap for your career.

The impact of the work is reflected in how people feel about working at Bacardi. In the latest global annual engagement survey, women and men rated dimensions of workplace satisfaction, wellness, DEI, and other core topics, similarly, demonstrating best-in-class engagement levels across both genders.

Last year, Bacardi made the Forbes World’s Top Female Friendly Companies and has achieved ‘Great Place to Work’ certification in more than 50 sites. Bacardi has also been named as one of Fortune’s magazine’s best workplaces in 2023, ranking at number 18.

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