Limerick woman is top LGBT executive

Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland. Photo Kieran Harnett Limerick City News Limerick News
Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland. Photo Kieran Harnett

LIMERICK-born Margot Slattery, country president of Sodexo Ireland, has been named number nine on the list of the Top 100 LGBT Executives for 2018.

This is her fifth year in a row to appear on the list, which forms part of the recently published OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models 2018.

Ms Slattery sits on Sodexo’s global LGBT leadership team and has been influential in ensuring LGBT considerations are included in Sodexo’s Global D&I strategy, and that practical guides to LGBT inclusion have been developed for use across the globe.

She said: “I’m humbled to be placed so high among these fantastic LGBT role models. Creating a culture where everyone feels comfortable to bring their whole self to work is all of our responsibility, so while I’m honoured to be included here as a role model, it’s important to remember that every single one of us has a part to play in making the workplace both inclusive and successful.”

In the last year, Ms Slattery spoke at 19 external events in Ireland and worldwide, promoting LGBT equality in the workplace, including the Out & Equal Summit in Philadelphia, The Alliance Conference, Portugal and the Women’s Philanthropy Circle, Dublin.

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In 2018, she was FM Leader of the Year at the Facilities Management Awards for Ireland and a Business Leader of the Year at the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Ireland Awards.

by Kathy Masterson
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