Sodexo’s country president for Ireland makes Cranfield’s Women to Watch list

Sodexo’s country president for Ireland, Margot Slattery, has been included in Cranfield Management School’s 100 Women to Watch list for 2016. Sodexo’s global CEO for Corporate Services Sylvia Metayer is also included in the list.

Cranfield’s Women to Watch list was first created in 2009. Showcasing the broad and deep female talent pool for ‘UK Plc’ to draw on, it is designed to be a reference point for search firms, nomination committees and others, with the opportunity to influence shortlists for Non-Executive Director positions in FTSE 350 companies.

Margot Slattery (pictured) oversees Sodexo’s business in Ireland, which delivers services that improve quality of life in the business and industry, education, financial and healthcare services. It employs 2,100 staff in 200 locations across Ireland and serves 90,000 people daily.

Slattery is a champion for diversity and inclusion and has also been named in The Daily Telegraph’s Top 50 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) executives for the second year running.

Slattery said, “It’s fantastic be included in this list. Sodexo has placed diversity and inclusion at the heart of its mission and has taken active, tangible steps to promote gender balance at all levels of our business.

As CEO for Sodexo’s global corporate services business, Sylvia Metayer has helped develop Sodexo’s integrated facilities management business, forging major global partnerships with international clients including Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, Nokia, Shell and General Electric.

Metayer was a founder member of SWIFt (Sodexo Women’s International Forum for talent), the global committee which works together to drive the firm’s strategy for achieving gender balance.