Sodexo country president for Ireland Margot Slattery is number nine in a list of the top 100 LGBT executives published in partnership with the Financial Times today (25 October).

The OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models 2018 lists the top 100 executives, top 50 allies, top 50 future leaders, the top 30 public sector executives and a hall of fame. Margot appears in the top 100 LGBT executives for the fifth year running.

Margot 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, Margot spoke at 19 external events in Ireland and worldwide, promoting LGBT equality in the workplace to over 5,000 people, including the Out & Equal Summit in Philadelphia, The Alliance Conference, Portugal and the Women’s Philanthropy Circle, Dublin.

In 2018, Margot was FM Leader of the Year at the Facilities Management Awards for Ireland and a Business Leader of the Year at the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Ireland Awards.

OUTstanding was founded to prove that LGBT+ executives could be visible, safe and successful in business. Employees don’t stop being who they are when they walk out of the office door so everyone must be visible in support at all times, in all places.

For more information about the OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models 2018 visit

Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland, 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, so 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.”

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