For the 11th consecutive year Sodexo Sponsors Out & Equal’s 2017 Workplace Summit

For the 11th consecutive year Sodexo Sponsors Out & Equal’s 2017 Workplace Summit


GAITHERSBURG, Md.Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Sodexo, world leader in quality of life services, announced that it is proud to be a titanium-level sponsor of the Out & Equal’s 2017 Workplace Summit, which begins on October 9 in Philadelphia, PA. The three-day global conference brings together employees and experts who are dedicated to creating workplaces that are welcoming and inclusive of people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. The summit, which is considered the largest global LGBTQ business gathering, will feature hundreds of educational workshops, expert panels, mixers and plenaries with keynotes from prominent LGBTQ and ally leaders.

Sodexo’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Gerri Mason Hall, was invited to deliver opening remarks during the Women’s Leadership Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Margot Slattery, Country President for Sodexo Ireland and Northern Ireland, and member of the Board of Directors of Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, will be a panelist at the executive Power Lunch on the same day.  Other Sodexo executives in attendance will include: Lourdes Diaz, VP Global Diversity Relations; Rolddy Leyva, VP Global Market Diversity; Normand St. Gelais, Director D&I Canada, and Jim Burke, VPO of Corporate Services, to name a few.

“Sodexo has been a leader in implementing practical and innovative strategies to make our workplaces inclusive, and our sponsorship of this event is an example of our commitment to the LGBTQ community,” Mason Hall said. “This is the ninth consecutive year Sodexo was ranked on the Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality list. And we all take pride in being part of a company that ensures inclusion is a priority.”

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