In a new series of inspiring and moving portraits of the Group’s talented people, LVMH presents its vision of a corporate culture that is “diverse by essence and inclusive by choice”. It’s Everyone’s Business is a compelling series of first-person accounts that spotlight how the Group supports the professional and sometimes personal growth of its employees, regardless of their background and differences. Because it really is everyone’s business!
LVMH’s workforce counts more than 190 nationalities and people from 4 generations in over 80 countries. The Group is by definition multicultural. LVMH views this diversity and cross-fertilization of perspectives as a tremendous source of creativity and performance.
Through the prism of diversity, inclusion and equity, each story in the series invites viewers to share a very personal experience, including the expertise and engagement with the world people have acquired through working at LVMH. These powerful and positive voices resonate with all the members of LVMH.
Episode 5: “I knew that I had to find a place where I felt like I could belong and call home” – Randy Baran
Randy Baran, Talent, Development and Engagement Manager at Christian Dior Couture Americas talks about the struggles of people belonging to the LGBTQ+ community and the Group’s role in advancing their rights. Having joined LVMH in 2017, he looks back on his first participation in a Pride march wearing the Group’s colors, an event that helps give greater visibility to LVMH’s inclusive culture.
Episode 4: “My father and grandfather gave me this love of the land” — Toni El Khawand
In a new episode, Château d’Yquem Cellar Master Toni El Khawand talks about “the power of transmission” and “respect for traditions”. Born and raised on Lebanon, Toni shares his special relationship with his grandfather, who imparted to him a deep love of the land. He discusses how this relationship has informed his métier, leading him to forge great respect for the traditions and unique savoir-faire that define Bordeaux.
Épisode 3 : “Your name is something important. You should defend it.” — Pareesa Nikpourfard
In this episode, Pareesa Nikpourfard, Senior Director, Talent Development & Engagement at Dior in New York, recounts how a single event changed her perception of her difference. A first-generation Iranian immigrant to the United States, she learned to embrace her culture in a new environment, helping her become someone with considerable kindness and empathy, qualities she draws on each day in engaging with the people she works with.
Episode 2: “I wanted to meet women that I could identify with.” — Léa Baudin
Léa joined Guerlain and the LVMH Group in 2013. A few years later she was a winner of the DARE intrapreneurial program with the idea for SHERO, an internal women’s empowerment platform. Now Head of Marketing Director at Benefit, France, she talks about her personal and professional growth at a Group which values the individuality of its people.
Episode 1: “You can’t be what you can’t see” — Rodney Pratt
Chief Legal Officer of LVMH North America, Rodney stresses the importance of representation. He recounts how his path continues to influence his day-to-day decisions and enables him to be a committed actor in change in the community and beyond.