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

Our commitments


We believe that gender balance fosters creativity and innovation, and ultimately drives better business results. When women reach their full potential, business and society are stronger and more successful.

Sophie Bellon, Chairwoman of the Sodexo Board and CEO of Sodexo



How we champion women in leadership

Through 70 years of leadership, The Queen has inspired us all. Sodexo features in the only official book marking the Platinum Jubilee pageant in recognition of how we champion women in leadership. To celebrate this honour, we spoke to some of these leaders about their experiences, their challenges and the guidance they’d give to others who might want to follow in their footsteps.

Why celebrating the success of women in security is a man’s game too

She explains why celebrating women’s achievements is so important, and how it’s changed how her whole team – men and women – recruit and promote their colleagues.

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How different cultures helped this CEO find clear understanding

Burcin explains how a lifetime of adapting has shaped her leadership style, and why you should strive for a clear understanding of the person in front of you.

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Why female leaders are essential role models in prisons

Samantha explains why she’s passionate about equal representation, and that it’s not just for equity’s sake: she believes female role models are vital to turning lives around.

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Behind the drama of Royal Ascot, it’s a family affair

Gemma explains how a family ethos grounded in respect helps her team support an event like no other.

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Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

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Pay gap report 2021

Our organisation is moving in the right direction to improve parity in both gender and ethnicity, yet we recognise there is still a lot of work to do. This pay report summarises our current position and demonstrates how we will hold ourselves accountable for making change happen.

Download the 2021 report
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Pay gap report 2020

We continued to take our commitment to improving gender equality across the board but we recognised that more also needs to be done to address any inequalities in pay including ethnicity, which is why for the first time, we published our findings in both areas.

Download the 2020 report