The launch of the Sodexo UK & Ireland Pride employee network
This blog was created by Jon Norie, Food Services Commercial Manager and joint network chair for the of the Sodexo UK & Ireland Pride network
On the 10th of February 2016, Sodexo UK & Ireland launched their fourth Diversity and Inclusion network, Pride. The network has been created to ensure that we, as a company, create an inclusive environment for LGBT colleagues and their allies.
The video linked to this blog post explains why the network is so important. In the video you’ll hear from both Nia Jordan, Pride network co-chair, and myself about why we feel it’s so important to have a network. Other members of the organisation such as our diversity & inclusion manager Raj Brainch, Margot Slattery, workstream lead and Chris Bray the network executive sponsor also share their experiences.
I feel that it’s really important that networks create a space for LGBT colleagues to feel safe, we want people to bring their whole selves to work because that benefits the individuals enormously and the wider business.
Please do watch the video and let us know what you think.