Sodexo Ireland country president features in Top 50 LGBT executives

The Sodexo Ireland country president has been named in The Daily Telegraph’s Top 50 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) executives for the second year running.

Margot Slattery is number 15 in Out at Work, a list of the most influential LGBT business leaders. She chairs the UK and Ireland sexual orientation and gender identity workstream, which earlier this month launched the Pride employee network.

Outside of Sodexo, Margot was elected to the Board of GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) a policy- and strategy-focused NGO in Ireland, and has participated in panel discussions with them in relation to the introduction of a workplace charter which is focusing on how LGBT diversity helps drive business excellence.

In October, Slattery was named Senior Leader of the Year in the GLEN Workplace Equality Index. In the same month and for the second year running, she was included in the Outstanding Top 100 LGBT business leaders, published in association with the Financial Times.

Slattery said, “It’s fantastic to be included among the top 50 most influential business leaders for a second consecutive year. Earlier this month I was delighted to be involved in the launch of our Sodexo Pride employee network in the UK and Ireland, and it’s by having those visible role models, from the Out at Work list to colleagues we work with every day, that we can encourage people to be themselves and perform to their full potential.”