GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 1, 2020 — Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today it has been named one of the 2020+ Top Companies for Executive Women by Working Mother Media (WMM). WMM continues to explore ways to move more women into top positions, while highlighting the successes at these trailblazing companies.
“Today, women represent 38% of Sodexo’s US based Regional Leadership Committee, 49% of management, and 58% of the Global Board of Directors – including the Chairwoman of the Board. In keeping with our values, Sodexo remains committed to fostering a culture where team members thrive,” said Jodi Davidson, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Sodexo. “We are proud to be recognized by Working Mother as an organization that champions women’s advancement through succession planning, gender pay parity, work-life balance and other supportive initiatives.”
The 2020+ Top 75 Companies application includes more than 200 questions on topics including female representation at all levels, but especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss leadership ranks. The application, based on 2019 data, tracks and examines how many employees have access to programs and policies that promote advancement of women and how many employees take advantage of them, plus how companies train managers to help women advance. To be considered, companies must have a minimum of two women on their boards of directors, a US-based CEO and at least 1,000 US employees.
Sodexo’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has been consistently recognized by external organizations and notable diversity publications. Globally, Sodexo has been recognized on Bloomberg’s 2020 Gender-Equality Index and FORTUNE’S 2019 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.
Working Mother Media (WMM) is a strategic professional services firm that partners with leading companies to build inclusive talent strategies by providing the tools needed to maximize the business benefits of DE&I. With four decades of expertise in what drives cultures of equity and belonging, powered by a research-based, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, WMM continues to champion a more equitable future. To learn more, visit workingmother.com.
Madi Brennan, Sodexo Inc., Madison.Brennan@sodexo.com