Sodexo is proud to announce its inclusion, as a champion of women in leadership, in ‘Her Majesty The Queen: the Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album’.

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The Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album will be launched 5 June 2022 as part of the UK’s four-day bank holiday weekend of Jubilee celebrations marking The Queen’s extraordinary 70-year reign.

Sodexo is firmly committed to promoting the advancement of women and empowering women around the world, both at work and in the communities in which it operates. For this reason, it was invited to feature on ‘championing women in leadership’ in the leadership and industry section.

Sophie Bellon, Sodexo CEO and Chairwoman said:

The Queen has shown the world that a woman can lead with strength, power and humility. She is an inspiring example of an authentic, visionary, dedicated and successful leader, and a role model for leaders across the world – whether male or female.

The book, which is the only official book to be published celebrating the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, is produced by publisher St James’s House and written by royal authors Robert Jobson and Katie Nicholl, with contributions by Tom Parker Bowles. It will be launched on 5 June during the Jubilee celebrations. 

Sodexo’s pages in the book feature some of Sodexo’s leading women including Sophie Bellon, alongside Gemma Amor, executive chef for Sodexo at Ascot racecourse who has previously cooked for The Queen; Samantha Prime, logistics services manager for Sodexo at Merville Barracks in Colchester, who prior to joining the business served in the army for 24 years; and Burcin Ressamoglu, Sodexo’s CEO of Benefits and Rewards Services and an executive sponsor of Sodexo’s ‘SoTogether’ initiative, an advisory board dedicated to promoting women’s advancement.

To mark this historic occasion, and in deference to the incredible leadership example set by The Queen, over the weeks leading up to the Jubilee Pageant weekend, Sodexo UK and Ireland will be sharing stories from a selection of its female colleagues in leadership roles across the business.  

Sean Haley, Region Chair, Sodexo UK & Ireland, who is quoted in the book:

It is an honour to have been selected to feature in this unique book to celebrate Her Majesty as an extraordinary female leader.  

At Sodexo, we believe, when women reach their full potential, businesses and society are stronger and more successful, which is why we are committed to increasing the number of women in leadership roles and promoting equal access to career opportunities.

This is part of our continuous work towards building a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel valued and respected as individuals.

Thank you to our colleagues who have taken the time to share their stories, we hope that they inspire others at all levels of the business.

Read the stories from our women in leadership here 



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