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Sodexo Recognized by Working Mother as One of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women for 11 Consecutive Years

May 16, 2019

Working Women - logoGAITHERSBURG, Md., May 16, 2019 -- Sodexo announced today that it has been recognized for 11 consecutive years by Working Mother as one of the 2019 Best Companies for Multicultural Women-- an honor recognizing U.S. companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color.

“We are honored to be recognized yet again by Working Mother, for our commitment to developing and advancing multicultural women at Sodexo ,” said Rohini Anand, PhD, SVP, Corporate Responsibility & Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo. “Although there’s still work to be done, we continue to see improvements in representation within leadership roles.”

Currently, 36.5 percent of Sodexo executives are female with 9.6 percent of them being women of color. Thanks to Sodexo’s global Women of Color Initiative, with the purpose of promoting the development, engagement and visibility of high-potential women of color, the percentage of women of color in executive positions at Sodexo is expected to grow.

Sodexo is consistently recognized for the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. In January, Sodexo was recognized on Bloomberg’s 2019 Gender Equality Index and FORTUNE’S 2019 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. In 2018, Sodexo was ranked in the top 10 of DiversityInc magazine's 'Top 50 Companies for Diversity' list for the 9th consecutive year and inducted into DiversityInc’s Top 50 Hall of Fame.

The Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women application is available only to companies that have at least 500 U.S. employees. The winners were selected based on their answers to an extensive questionnaire covering representation; hiring; attrition and promotion rates; recruitment, retention and advancement programs; and company culture. The Working Mother Research Institute created a scoring algorithm based on the previous year’s benchmark results to determine the winners.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corp., publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives, Diversity Best Practices and Culture@Work are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change, and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers.

Media Contact: Heidi Bullman, Sodexo Inc., Heidi.Bullman@sodexo.com

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