Sodexo Presented Working Mother Forum with Insights on Diversity and Inclusion to Promote Women Career Development

November 26, 2018

Recently, the Global Advancement of Women Conference and Diversify Best Practices Member Conference hosted by Working Mother were held in Shanghai.

Sodexo Presented Working Mother Forum with Insights on Diversity and Inclusion to Promote Women Career Development

Jane YAN, Human Resources Director, Sodexo China and Grace HAN, Segment Director of Healthcare, attended the conference and participated in the dialogue, discussing topics on career of women with numbers of outstanding diversity & inclusion culture promoters from Working Mother Media and enterprises.

Jane YAN, Human Resources Director of Sodexo China

Diversity Best Practices, a division of Working Mother Media, is the preeminent organization for mid to large size organizational diversity thought leaders to share best practices on how to implement, grow, measure and create first-in-class diversity programs to develop innovative solutions for culture change. Jane YAN, Sodexo China Human Resources Director, Sodexo SoTogether member as well, was invited to participate and introduced Sodexo diversity & inclusion culture, one of the three focuses of its corporate responsibility roadmap and shared Sodexo's strategic indicators in this area.

Grace HAN, Segment Director of Healthcare, Sodexo China, participated in the Global Women's Development Conference, themed as “Powering Women’s Leadership Success”, and joined the dialogue session of “Leadership Insights: Driving Gender Parity”. Evaluated with the words as “motivating”, “thought provoking”, “engaging”, and “inspirational”, Global Advancement of Women Conference will provide global professional women with tools and strategies to advance their careers and increase their influence in their organizations. In a time when women leaders have greater opportunities, they also face more challenges. 

Grace HAN, Segment Director of Healthcare, Sodexo China (standing at the center) participated in the dialogue and took photo with WANG Jianzhang, Vice Chairwoman of the 15th Executive Committee, Shanghai Women’s Federation, and Sigrid Senamaud, VP of Working Mother Global 

Grace HAN mentioned in the dialogue, “As the world leader in Quality of Life services, Sodexo has a strong diversity & inclusion culture, also demonstrating Sodexo’s unique competency in the industry market, which is to help client build workplace with diversity & inclusion culture. The mission for Sodexo is to improve the quality of life for all, while the concept of 'quality of life' runs through the entire career and is critical to everyone in the workplace.”

Sodexo has been positioning “diversity and inclusion” as one of the development focus for years. Respecting discrepancies and encouraging all kind of talents to join Sodexo becomes a driving force for us to improve competitiveness and financial performance. In addition, gender balance is an essential part. Sodexo has been recognized by Bloomberg’s 2018 Gender-Equality Index (GEI). It effectively enhances working women's status and makes their voice to be heard in workplace, helping professional women achieve their self-esteem, make personal success and gain social influence.

  • Sodexo China’s female employees account for 64% of the total number and 40% of the executive team are women.

  • Sodexo sets up Gender Balance Organization, mentors program for women employees, builds cross-company female employees social network, improves career development and quality of life for women executives.

  • Mentoring program offers personalized career development guidance for potential female managers with willingness. Each female student is assigned with a mentor and will enjoy one-on-one career counseling.

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