When women do better, we all do better

2017 International Women’s Day

True to its mission of improving the Quality of Life of all it serves, Sodexo has always placed gender balance and the advancement of women at the heart of its economic, social and environmental development.

International Women’s Day held on March 8 every year is a day dedicated to the celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.


Sodexo is firmly committed to promoting the advancement of women and empowering women around the world both at work and in our communities to advance their development and quality of life.

Empowered women create stronger teams, families and communities. When women do better, we all do better.

This is a positive way to share and celebrate the power women have and say “WOW!” This is the power of WOW!

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Our role as an employer, a corporate citizen and a service provider is to make an impact that creates value for our employees, clients and for the communities we serve.

Leadership messages

Sophie BellonRead the message published on Linkedin by Sophie Bellon, Sodexo’s chairwoman, on why gender diversity must be a pillar of management strategy.

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On International Women's Day 2017, Sodexo’s CEO, Michel Landel, and Sodexo’s chairwoman, Sophie Bellon, co-sign an article on how gender parity and standing together enables us to do better.

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Sodexo signatory of the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change

Michel Landel signed the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change, an initiative launched by Catalyst on March 8, 2017. By doing so, Sodexo demonstrates and strengthens its support and commitment for gender equality in the workplace.