Sodexo Recognized by Women’s Empowerment Principles for Championing Gender Equality
The UN acknowledged the Sodexo Women’s International Forum for Talent (SWIFt), which underpins Sodexo’s strategy for improving the group’s gender balance. Launched 2009 by Michel Landel, SWIFt comprises 35 senior managers representing 15 different nationalities and all the Company’s business segments, and aims to increase the number of women in senior positions. SWIFt makes practical suggestions that have led to the progress now recognized by the French Ministry of Women’s Rights.
“Gender balance and, even more so, diversity, are sources of richness, creativity and improved collective performance. I am proud of the work accomplished at Sodexo and remain steadfast in my commitment to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles, foster a culture of inclusion and serve as an advocate for gender equality within our industry and for the clients and communities we serve.”
Sodexo CEO, Michel Landel