Gaithersburg, M.d., November 19, 2021 – Sodexo, a leader in food services and facilities management, announced today the organization’s recognition as a Seramount 2021 Top 75 Company for Executive Women. This is the most definitive list of top workplaces for women who want to advance through the corporate ranks.

I am proud to see Sodexo’s work in championing diversity, equity and inclusion recognized.  I have seen the impact it has had on the careers of many individuals throughout the organization, said Stephanie Hertzog, CEO Energy & Resources North America and Head of Global Strategic Energy Accounts.

Sodexo is committed to championing women’s advancement in the workplace and has been promoting and advocating for gender equality over the last 20 years. Because gender balance ultimately fosters creativity and innovation – in addition to driving better business results – Sodexo is committed to having women represent at least 40 percent of Sodexo’s leadership by 2025. Currently, women represent 60 percent of Sodexo’s board members and 29 percent of the executive committee.

Our 2021 Top 75 Companies for Executive Women initiative reveals encouraging increases in the number of women who are in senior leadership roles and running major divisions, said Dr. Betty Spence, Head of Women’s Advancement at Seramount. We have noted a correlation between these increases and new emphasis placed on formal sponsorship programs at 68 percent of the Top Companies, and we applaud their efforts in ensuring that women have advocates for their advancement.

Sodexo’s work to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion has been consistently recognized by external organizations and notable diversity publications. In 2021, Sodexo has been rated a best place to work for disability inclusion, receiving 100 percent on the Disability Equality Index, scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, and was named to Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index as well as FORTUNE’s list of the World’s most Admired Companies.


About Seramount

Seramount, now part of EAB, is a strategic professional services firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Over four decades, partnering with some of the most iconic companies in the world, we’ve built a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Our comprehensive DE&I toolkit includes actionable research and insights, membership, strategic guidance and consulting, and inspiring events, meeting each client’s needs no matter where they are on their journey and guiding them along an ever-changing landscape. Seramount has empowered over 450 organizations to realize the business benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


About Sodexo North America

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 56 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, government, Sodexo Live! and other environments daily. The company employs 125,000 people at thousands of sites in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam, and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $20B in goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., in 2021, the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation mobilized more than 11,000 volunteers to distribute 1.8 million meals to help 2.5 million children and adults meet their immediate food needs. Since 1996, the Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed $38 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit, and connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter and YouTube

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