Diversity
Women Helping Women—What a Powerful Concept!
Charlotte Jensen
Charlotte Jensen
CEO Sports & Leisure,
Sodexo North America

A few weeks ago, after a long week of meetings, presentations, various hotels and ensuring that I had no liquids in my backpack, I had the pleasure of meeting a young mother named Donya with her darling son, River. (more…)

The Question I Hate
Lorna Donatone
Lorna Donatone
CEO, Sodexo Schools Worldwide President, Sodexo North America

In honor of #InternationalWomen’sDay on March 8, I’d like to share the question I get most often as a female leader. (more…)

Teams with Gender Parity Achieve Better Results Across the Board: Sodexo Finds
Sodexo
Sodexo

Comprehensive Sodexo Study Finds Gender-Balanced Management Teams Perform Better on Key Business Objectives (more…)

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…)

Part 3: 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

February 20, 2018 — Rohini Anand, PhD, is the Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo, and Chair, Catalyst Board of Advisors. (more…)

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…)

WHY HAVEN’T WE BROKEN THE GLASS?
Lorna Donatone
Lorna Donatone
CEO, Sodexo Schools Worldwide President, Sodexo North America

Gender equity in business should not be an issue.

This country has more women with secondary degrees than men. Close to half of the labor force is female. In my thirty-year career, I’ve witnessed a sea change in attitude about women in the workplace.

And yet, it is a problem. Glass ceilings are real. We can break them, but first we have to ask ourselves why they exist and why companies motivated to support change end up with lopsided leadership. (more…)

Three Quality of Lifehacks to Bridge Generational Differences in the Workplace
Quality of Lifehacks
Quality of Lifehacks

A 60-something instructor at a major university was working on a project with an undergraduate student. The student complimented the instructor on her proficiency with technology. The student thought he was paying a compliment to the instructor. The instructor was offended because she believed the implication was that her skills were good “for someone her age,” playing into the stereotype that all Baby Boomers struggle with technology. Little did the student know that the instructor serves on the boards of several technology companies and is a former CEO of a tech company. (more…)

Recruiting Employees with Disabilities
Carol Glazer and Howard Green
Carol Glazer and Howard Green
National Organization on Disabilities

For the 57 million Americans living with disabilities, the largest barrier to Quality of Life is finding employment. There are 30 million Americans with disabilities of working age but  only 20 percent of them participate in the workforce.

The barriers to employment usually stem from stigma about what individuals with disabilities can achieve and contribute to the workforce. A survey that we worked on with PwC found that many people try to hide their disability out of fear that stigma will keep them from getting a job or limit their job options. (more…)

Speed, Mass and “Firepower” – What Veterans Bring to the Workforce
Steve Cox
Steve Cox
VP, Public Relations
Sodexo North America

I’m one of more than 21 million veterans in the U.S. today. After serving more than 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, I was ready to transition to the civilian workforce back in 2005. At first, I questioned how my military skillset would translate to a civilian job. However, after spending the last 11 years in the civilian workforce, I have found that my military experience has helped me thrive and actually create an entire career path.

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