Sodexo’s Margot Slattery in LGBT Top100 for third year

Sodexo’s Margot Slattery in LGBT Top100 for third year

Photo : Margot Slattery, Country President – Sodexo Ireland

Margot Slattery, the country president of Sodexo Ireland, has been named among the Top 100 influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business leaders for the third consecutive year. Margot is number 61 on the list compiled by Outstanding, a not-for-profit professional network for LGBT executives and their allies, and published in association with the Financial Times.

Margot drives awareness of sexual orientation across Sodexo’s international business, both as part of the company’s global LGB network leadership team and the global pride group.

Earlier this year Margot was instrumental in launching the Sodexo UK & Ireland Pride employee network group, aimed to make LGBT issues much more visible for the organisation’s 34,000 employees.

Outside Sodexo Margot is a board member of GLEN (the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) in Ireland. She was Senior Leader of the Year at GLEN’s inaugural Workplace Equality Index Awards in 2015 and Trailblazer Award winner at the WXN 2016 Most Powerful Women in Ireland Awards.

“Visible role models are crucial in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone can achieve their full potential.”

Margot’s commercial acumen and passion for inclusion mean she is in demand as a public speaker and a regular feature in the Irish press for her work in this area. In October 2016, Margot spoke to 4,000 people at the Out and Equal Workplace Summit in Florida.

Margot Slattery, Country President of Sodexo Ireland, said : “I’m honoured to be included in the Outstanding Top 100 for the third consecutive year. Visible role models are crucial in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone can achieve their full potential. By launching our Pride employee network group this year we hope to identify more role models and allies to contribute towards our business success.”

Gigi Chao, executive vice chairman of Cheuk Nang Holdings Limited, headlines this year’s Top 100 LGBT leaders, with Lloyd’s of London CEO Inga Beale second and Quantas CEO Alan Joyce third.

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, topped the list of Allies for his work to champion LGBT diversity and Raymond Braun, CEO and Founder of RWB Media Inc, topped the LGBT Future Leaders list.

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Thomas Anderson

Founder and MD of Inclusive Networks. Thomas was Chair of the award winning LGBT network for The Co-operative Group, ‘Respect’ (2011-14). Thomas named the network and designed and managed all of the branding, communications and engagement until he stepped down from the role of Chair in March 2014. He also created the branding, name, was Editor of the quarterly magazine and developed the launch of the UK’s first Inter-Retail LGBT network ‘CheckOUT’. He contributed to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 5 Year review. In recognition of his work in the diversity field he was shortlisted for ‘Diversity Champion of the Year’ at the 2013 European Diversity Awards, shortlisted for ‘Role Model of the Year’ at the 2012 Lesbian & Gay Foundation Homo Heroes Awards and shortlisted for the ‘Positive Action’ award at the 2013 Asian Fire Service Association Fair & Diverse Awards. He also won the 2012 ‘Pride of The Co-operative’ award. He was a judge for Scotland's biggest diversity awards, The Icon Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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