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International Women's Day

In honour of International Women's Day on March 8, we are recognizing some of our talented female colleagues around the world.

Meet the inspiring women of Sodexo

SheWorks LogoLaunched on International Women’s Day 2019, SheWorks aims at connecting women in the community, especially those in vulnerable situations, with Sodexo employees in a one-day program to learn about Sodexo’s business and job opportunities. We are looking to once again make a difference where it matters: on the ground in our kitchens, offices and FM sites this year by encouraging our teams around the world to organize virtual SheWorks events.

 

Sodexo Global Gender Balance Study

To understand how gender-balanced teams impact our performance, Sodexo surveyed over 50,000 managers across 70 entities with improved outcomes over five years. Our Global Gender Balance Study suggests that optimal outcomes are achieved when management teams have a gender ratio of 40% – 60% women, showing positive impacts on key performance indicators:

  • Operating Margins: The number of entities significantly increasing operating margins between FY14 and FY16 increased by 8 percentage points
  • Client Retention: The number of entities with a client retention rate of 90% or more in FY16 saw gender-balanced teams increase by 9 percentage points
  • Safety: The number of entities that saw a decrease in workplace accident rates between FY14 and FY16 increased by 12 percentage points
  • Employee Engagement: The number of entities with an employee engagement rate higher than the external benchmark in FY16 increased by 14 percentage points
  • Employee Retention: The average employee retention rate in FY16 increased by 8 percentage points

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Gender balance is an important principal and a key metric we follow at Sodexo  Gender Balance

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