The Mentoring Foundation Christmas Reception 2019

Mentees, Alumnae, and friends of the Foundation enjoyed the wonderful view from the 8th Floor Skyline Restaurant at Unilever’s headquarters at 100 Victoria Embankment where we were hosted by Mr Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever plc (left) and Ms Leena Nair, Executive Director of HR. The room was beautifully lit, and Unilever made us most welcome by providing delicious food; Christmas music that ranged from Bing Crosby’s "White Christmas" to "Last Christmas" by Wham!, and generous amounts of champagne!

Alan Jope spoke very warmly about the work of the Foundation and Unilever’s passionate support for increasing diversity at all levels of British business.

He describe Unilever’s current focus on diversity and inclusion across its business and its ambition to lead the way in this area, including most recently a particular initiative to increase the representation of those with disabilities amongst its workforce. In raising a toast to diversity and inclusivity, Alan set the tone for a wonderful evening, celebrating the Foundation’s long connection with Unilever and a super year for the Programmes.