On Sunday 19th November, it is International Men’s Day, inaugurated in 1992 with a focus on improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, highlighting male role models and acknowledging men’s health issues.
At 26 Lucy Bronze has already achieved so much in her football career. This year she’s reached the semi-final of a second consecutive international tournament with England, scored a goal and won an FA Cup Final at Wembley and scooped her second PFA Players’ Player of the Year award in association with Sodexo. In September Lucy signed for Olympique […]
This summer Jane Farrell became the first female chair of the International Professional Security Association in its 59-year history. In the same week, Jane was also promoted to head of security for Sodexo UK & Ireland. In this interview Women Work committee member Jane talks about her 35-year career with Sodexo and the work she’s […]
Why are you an ally to the LGBT community?
My youngest son Jack, now 22 years old has always had to deal with prejudice against his sexuality from a very young age. This manifested itself through bullying and taunting from other children and sometimes physical abuse. This still happens today.
Earlier this summer, we saw Transport for London (Tfl) replace the term ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ in its public address announcements, with titles such as ‘Everyone’ and ‘All Passengers’ which is seen as being more inclusive.
October 2017 is the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK. It is a month long celebration of the achievements of people of African and Caribbean origin and an opportunity to look back at the history and contributions of the black communities in the UK. This year, also sees the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health day (10th of October) which encourages people to talk about mental health and seek support if it is needed.
Mindfulness expert Anne MacDonald joins a Women Work breakfast briefing in Scotland. Anne, who is researching a PhD at the University of Edinburgh on the impact mindfulness can have on group dynamics, speaks to WW members in Sodexo’s Edinburgh office and live on a conference call. Mindfulness in relation to life balance with a focus […]
To celebrate National Coming Out day I met with Steve and Heru, who are both Sodexo employees at Unilever Leatherhead, and a happily married couple, to talk about what it’s like working somewhere that not only would you recommend to other LGBT friends but you’d get your spouse a job there.