L’Oréal’s Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board

Nicolas Hieronimus

“I believe in an inclusive, responsible and generous beauty. As the largest beauty company, we seek to create products that for every type of hair and skin. As an employer of people from 167 countries, we want to ensure that all of employees feel valued and welcomed. As the third largest advertiser in the world, we know we have a huge responsibility to represent beauty in all its diversity.
DE&I topics are complex. We seek to listen, learn and act in line with our sense of purpose - to create the beauty that moves the world.”

Nicolas Hieronimus, Chief Executive Officer - L'Oréal Groupe
L’Oréal launched our Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board on January 19th, 2021, assembling a brilliant and diverse group of external experts and members of our leadership. The board is co-chaired by CEO Nicolas Hieronimus and Chief Global DE&I Officer Margaret Johnston-Clarke.

The Board’s role is to foster open discussion on how to strengthen L’Oréal‘s commitments and enrich our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy. Board members are welcomed to speak up, to share insights and constructive criticism helping contribute to our action plan to moving forward on all pillars, notably on “Socio-Economic & Multicultural Origins”. The Global Board will meet multiple times per year, with local DE&I Advisory Boards also being formed, currently in North America and in the UK & Ireland. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion issues are more pressing and essential today than ever before. From consumers to employees, the level of awareness and demand for proof points on DE&I is unprecedented, which we see as a challenge and an opportunity to rise to the occasion.
We know that DE&I topics are complex and that no one person has all the answers. We must listen, learn and take informed action, in line with our Sense of Purpose, to Create the Beauty that moves the world.

External Members:

• Françoise Bouyer, Gender and Human Relations Specialist
• Caroline Casey, Social Entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow, The Valuable 500
• Dr. Hoda Elsadda, Chair of the Board of the Women & Memory Forum in Egypt
• Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Chair of African-American Studies, Princeton University
• Fabrice Houdart, Managing Director, Out Leadership
• Dr. Nina Jablonski, Professor of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University
• Dr. Aurelie Jean, Computational Scientist CEO, Founder of In Silico Veritas
• Dr. Shruti Kapoor, Economist, Social Entrepreneur & Women's Rights Activist
• Dr. Claudine Mensah Awute, VP Int’l Programs & Operations, NGO CARE USA
• Djamila Ribeiro, Philosopher on Gender, Race, Intersectionality in Brazil 
• Elan Shou, Regional Director of Asia, Ruder Finn Group, Chairman, Shanghai Haihui Poverty Alleviation Foundation
• Dr. Michel Wievorka, Sociologist with expertise on discrimination

*Dr. Nina Jablonski, Claudine Mensah Awute, and Elan Shou are not pictured in the photo above

Internal Members:

• Nicolas Hieronimus, Chief Executive Officer
• Margaret Johnston-Clarke, Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
• Myriam Cohen-Welgryn, Active Cosmetics Division President
• Angela Guy, North America Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
• Blanca Juti, Chief Corporate Affairs and Engagement Officer
• Jean-Claude Le Grand, L’Oréal Executive Vice President Human Relations
• Stéphane Ortiz, International General Manager of Cosmetics Métiers
• Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer and Executive Vice-President of the Fondation L’Oréal
• Shane Wolf, L’Oréal USA, President Professional Products Division Brands

Selected Our Group is committed

Margaret Johnston-Clarke
Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Supporting and promoting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion requires more than words: it must be backed up by concrete, on-the-ground, tangible and measurable actions. Learn more about how we bring our DE&I commitment to life.

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