Sodexo country president for Ireland Margot Slattery was number nine on a recent list of the top 100 LGBT executives published in partnership with the Financial Times. The OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models 2018 listed the top 100 executives, top 50 allies, top 50 future leaders, the top 30 public sector executives and a hall of fame. Slattery appears in the top 100 LGBT executives for the fifth year running.
She sits on Sodexo’s global LGBT leadership team and has been influential in ensuring LGBT considerations are included in Sodexo’s Global D&I strategy, and that practical guides to LGBT inclusion have been developed for use across the globe. In the last year, Slattery spoke at 19 external events in Ireland and worldwide, promoting LGBT equality in the workplace to over 5,000 people.
Slattery said: “I’m humbled to be placed so high among these fantastic LGBT role models. Creating a culture where everyone feels comfortable to bring their whole self to work is all of our responsibility. Therefore, while I’m honoured to be included here as a role model, it’s important to remember that every single one of us has a part to play in making the workplace both inclusive and successful.”