2018
Seniors
How Technology May Be Threatening Your Business
Lindsay Casillas
Lindsay Casillas
Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development Sodexo Seniors, North America

Programs like Uber, Grubhub and FaceTime can keep residents out of senior living. So how do we compete?

Years ago, as a community sales manager, I could scan a brochure and find a service or amenity that would make the difference in the daily life of a resident.

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Health & Wellbeing
Transformative Partnership to Improve the Health of Nurses
Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN
Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN
Interim Chief Executive Officer at ANA Enterprise

About a year ago, Nurse Robin Carmichael was balancing a high-stress, full-time job with a 2.5 hour commute that required her to wake up each morning at 4 a.m. She was mentally drained, overweight, and wasn’t getting much sleep. (more…)

Universities
Innovation, Specialization and Preparation: The Axioms of Success
Barry Telford
Barry Telford
CEO, Universities West,
Sodexo North America
President, Sodexo Canada

Quality of Life is foundational to human well-being, affecting every aspect of life at every stage of life.

Starting college is a milestone for students, beset with excitement, anticipation—and anxiety. (more…)

Workforce & Workplace
My Role as a Man in Gender Equality
Moses DeBord
Moses DeBord
Vice President, Sports & Leisure

As we celebrate Women’s History month and the recent International Women’s Day—with my company, Sodexo, making the courageous decision to celebrate every day as International Women’s Day—I’ve thought a lot about the role and responsibilities men have in advancing gender equality. (more…)

Careers
Guiding College Students, Recent Graduates, and Experienced Professionals with Mentoring and Other Support Resources
Rohini Anand, PhD
Rohini Anand, PhD
SVP, Corporate Responsibility &
Global Chief Diversity Officer
Sodexo

Are you doing what you thought you would be doing when you started college? If so, you’re among the few.  

It’s often unreasonable to expect 18-year-olds to know exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives—but that’s precisely what the current model demands. (more…)

Inclusion
The Power of Four: Diversity & Inclusion as a Path to Success
Rolddy Leyva
Rolddy Leyva

The current cohort of Gen Z students has many expectations regarding their campus experience, as illustrated by the Sodexo International Student Lifestyle Survey. One of the most important – and most positive for our society – is their deep commitment to multiculturalism, equal opportunity and respect for individuality as cultural imperatives. (more…)

Diversity
Unsung Hero
Aster Angagaw
Aster Angagaw
CEO, Specialty &
Canada Healthcare,
Sodexo North America

Recently I watched the movie “Hidden Figures” for the second time, and was again impressed by the achievements of the extraordinary African- American women featured in the film. Through a combination of brilliance and determination, these women overcame seemingly insurmountable odds and enabled the success of the NASA space program. (more…)

Executive Commentary
How Losing My Husband Taught Me How to be a Better CEO
Lorna Donatone
Lorna Donatone
CEO, Sodexo Schools Worldwide President, Sodexo North America

Almost exactly five years ago I learned a leadership lesson I never wanted to learn. But as I look back on this anniversary and one that makes Valentine’s Day bittersweet, I appreciate that I grew personally and professionally in a way I might never have otherwise. (more…)

Health & Wellbeing
A (Healthy) Shot Through the Heart!
Katrina Hartog
Katrina Hartog
Clinical Nutrition Manager, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital Sodexo

I wouldn’t call myself a HUGE Bon Jovi fan, but when thinking about February, a.k.a. heart health month, and public opinion, all that comes to mind is “You give FATS a bad name!”  I am a child from the 1980’s and love some good Rock n’ Roll. (more…)

Diversity
Part 2: Q&A With Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader Dr. Rohini Anand
Rohini Anand, PhD
Rohini Anand, PhD
SVP, Corporate Responsibility &
Global Chief Diversity Officer
Sodexo

“Making Every Day a Better Day through Diversity and Inclusion” is Sodexo’s award-winning initiative. What is unique about this initiative and the work Sodexo is doing in diversity and inclusion? 

This initiative was a systemic culture change initiative in North America, focused on the development and success of women, people of color, and other historically excluded groups. (more…)

Universities
Embracing Chaos: Disruption as a Catalyst for Change
Barry Telford
Barry Telford
CEO, Universities West,
Sodexo North America
President, Sodexo Canada

Disruption – disaster or opportunity? The 2008 global recession was a milestone, profoundly affecting every aspect of the economy, with repercussions extending to the present. The military term “VUCA” sums up the situation: “volatile, uncertain, complicated, and ambiguous.” (more…)

Executive Commentary
Keep That Resolution: It Can Yield More Than You Think
Lorna Donatone
Lorna Donatone
CEO, Sodexo Schools Worldwide President, Sodexo North America

This past year, I did the unthinkable and followed through on a resolution. And, by following through, my CrossFit journey didn’t just help me find my abs; it also gave me a crash course in business endurance and career success.

The start was all mental obstacles. My career had forced me to ruthlessly prioritize my time. I fit in exercise, but it was more of a squeeze-in than a priority. (more…)

Universities
Creating College Experiences that Build Students’ Character while Strengthening the Community
Jim Jenkins
Jim Jenkins
CEO, Universities East,
Sodexo North America

Making a significant difference requires courage, commitment and drive. It is those same principles that are inspiring the next generation of students at University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university founded in the Mercy and Jesuit traditions of community service and social justice. (more…)

Inclusion
The Great American Leader
Nebeyou Abebe
Nebeyou Abebe
Senior Director,
Health & Well-Being
Sodexo North America

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of America’s greatest leaders.

Dr. King’s leadership was fundamental to the United States civil rights movement’s success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other parts of the U.S. (more…)

Health & Wellbeing
New Year, Healthier You! Make 2018 The Un-Resolution Year
Katrina Hartog
Katrina Hartog
Clinical Nutrition Manager, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital Sodexo

It may sound cliché but we all want to get off on the right foot.

We make resolutions for the New Year to be better versions of ourselves; in some fashion or another.  Many of us, however, end up feeling disappointed upon the realization of not fulfilling the resolution.  Research shows, half of adults make New Year’s resolutions.  However, fewer than 10% manage to keep them for more than a few months.  Well, I propose, how about this year, making non-resolutions or dare I say, give up on resolutions from the get-go!  I can hear you all cheering now! (more…)