Two Sodexo women included in Women to Watch and Role Models index

Sodexo’s Aoife Deirdre and Wycherley Saunders have already been recognised as part models in the 3rd Women to view & Role Versions for Inclusion in Hospitality, Traveling & Leisure (HTL) Index 2021.

Made by WiHTL together with the MBS Team, the  2021 Index functions 62 women and 13 advocates for differ from across the hospitality, leisure and travel industry.

Wycherley became a member of Sodexo in 2011 as a customer and during the last a decade has held several roles within Sodexo’s provide management team.  In earlier 2020 she got on a dual function of Head of Foods Mind and Procurement of Provide Chain, where she is in charge of spend around £150 million.

Wycherley will be passionate about accountable procurement and had been instrumental in the start of Sodexo’s provider inclusion programme in 2015. Today the program continues to, helping small, moderate enterprises (SMEs) and voluntary, community and interpersonal enterprises (VCSEs) not merely become section of Sodexo’s provide chain but supplying them with important business suggestions and mentoring to help with making their businesses successful.

Because of her commitment to provider inclusion Wycherley has been appointed Seat of the Business Providers Association’s (BSA) SME committee. She’s also received recognition on her behalf work on accountable procurement from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and offer (CIPS) along with Enterprise Nation, SEUK and msduk.

Wycherley mentioned: “It really is an honour to end up being one of them Index. I am company believer that there surely is something more to understand always, at Sodexo we’ve changed the discussion from inclusion and diversity to diversity, inclusion and collateral but we should all remember that getting the conversation is a very important factor, but we must consider the delivery piece and have yourself also, what exactly are we doing to orchestrate alter and develop a truly inclusive workplace in fact.”

Deirdre Saunders will be Divisional Director for Sodexo Ireland with obligation for over fifty percent of Sodexo’s employees located in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and is really a person in the Sodexo Ireland senior leadership group.

Saunders oversees Sodexo’s agreements representing €50 million turnover with customers in the professional providers, pharmaceutical, education and manufacturing sectors. She actually is the diversity also, inclusion and equity business lead for Sodexo Ireland.

Saunders stated: “I’m delighted to be contained in the 2021 Index, I’m very enthusiastic about sharing my very own experiences to greatly help develop leaders inside our company and in helping all our colleagues to comprehend the significance and steps they are able to try ensure their place of work and the wider marketplace is inclusive. My wish in sharing my tale and my encounter is that I’ll inspire others to realise their complete personal and professional possible.”
Diversity, collateral and inclusion possess long-already been heralded by Sodexo as genuine differentiators also it endeavours to create these values section of its DNA and through its Interpersonal Influence Pledge it has focused on creating social agreements that support equity, wellbeing and inclusion.

Sean Haley, Region Chair, Sodexo United kingdom & Ireland mentioned: “I’m immensely proud to notice Aoife and Deirdre one of them Index. At Sodexo we recognise that all individual’s unique background, encounter, and abilities are in the center of our radiant workforce and truly reflect the grouped communities we assist. Which will be why we have been committed to creating a different and inclusive lifestyle where our employees really feel valued and respected as people.
“Aoife aren’t only role versions for the industry, their efforts are respected and recognised at all recognized levels within Sodexo too.”