The Sodexo Ireland country president was recognised at the inaugural LGBT Workplace Equality Index Awards.

Margot Slattery, country president of Sodexo Ireland and Northern Ireland, was named Senior Leader of the Year at the inaugural LGBT Workplace Equality Index Awards in Dublin on Tuesday (22 September).

Margot was presented with her award by Anne Heraty, ceo of CPL Resources.

The Awards were organised by GLEN (the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) to recognise those companies and individuals for their efforts towards making Irish workplaces fully inclusive of LGBT people. It is an industry benchmark mirroring those used internationally for LGBT workplace inclusion.

The event was attended by executive leaders, senior partners, EMEA & Ireland HR Directors and LGBT Employee Network Leads of some of Ireland’s largest companies.

Margot Slattery said, “Winning the award means a lot to me, as I have had a journey on being an out person in the workplace. This award validates the decision to come out and be open and be myself, I have felt so supported by Sodexo and my colleagues and family and I feel this is coming full circle.”

Kieran Rose, co-chair of Glen, said, “Congratulations to Margot and all our winners and we also want to commend all the organisations that participated in our first ever Workplace Equality Index as their decision to participate is a significant and critical first step. For these organisations, the Workplace Equality Index is a very clear roadmap to drive and deliver on their diversity and inclusion goals”.

Sodexo Ireland, part of the global Sodexo Group, the world’s largest services company, delivers services that improve the quality of life to clients in business and industry, education, financial and healthcare. It employs approximately 2,000 staff in 200 locations across Ireland and Northern Ireland, serves 90,000 people daily and spends almost €18 million annually on local Irish food.

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