The DICHWA touch: Employee resource group in Cameroon works beyond Diageo’s walls
Employees in our resource groups play a big part in making Diageo a better place to work, but some dedicated teams don’t stop there.
The Diageo Cameroon Hub Women’s Association (DICHWA) shows how resource groups can bring employees together to support each other, our business, and society more widely.
This year alone, DICHWA’s membership of nearly 150 temporary and permanent employees organised a cancer awareness and education day, celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, hosted a series of talks on leadership by inspirational women, and lent their support and hard work to the refurbishment of the paediatric ward of a local hospital.
‘We have a commitment at DICHWA to be a “force for good”,’ said Nathalie R Tolly Lo Lo, president of DICHWA. ‘Transforming the paediatric ward at the District Hospital at Nylon was a way to bring some happiness to children who have been hospitalised. With the help of some experts, we repainted the walls, varnished the ceilings, and created some designs for the walls. It is what we call the “DICHWA touch”.’
DICHWA is just one of dozens of employee resource groups across our business that embrace diversity within the company, and represent Diageo within communities. Their work helps create a culture which is both inclusive and responsible – and makes our business stronger.