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Sodexo Duo Included in Women to Watch Index

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Inna Lim, Sodexo UK & Ireland director of strategy, marketing and execution for Corporate Services and Jo Eagling, finance director for Sodexo UK & Ireland’s Health & Care business, have been recognised in the WiHTL Women to Watch Index.

Released to coincide with International Women’s Day 2024, the index is produced by WiHTL & Diversity in Retail and The MBS Group, and is now in its sixth edition.

The ‘2024 Women to Watch in Hospitality, Travel, Leisure and Retail Index’ features over 100 women role models and trailblazers. Throughout the Index, women demonstrate visionary leadership, commercial and operational excellence, and a dedication to raising the bar for women across the industry.

Jo Eagling joined Sodexo in 2009 and since then has held a number of roles in finance, commercial and business development, predominantly in the Health & Care business. Jo adds significant value and leadership and has been instrumental in increasing the revenues and profitability of the Health & Care business, she has supported the site finance and commercial teams in their development and has coached them to be more accountable and self-sufficient.

Inna Lim joined the company just a few years ago. Inna manages a team of 14 and provides them with the leadership and guidance they need to enable them to succeed.  Inna is an inspiring leader, she encourages her team to think more strategically, to work as a team, to push themselves out of their comfort zone and to not be afraid of failing and always learn from their mistakes. Inna is focused on developing young people, especially women who are new to the industry and are keen to follow in her footsteps.

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We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel valued and supported in achieving their career aspirations.

Raj Jones, Head of DEI at Sodexo UK & Ireland, says: “We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel valued and supported in achieving their career aspirations.

“We are proud of Inna and Jo for their achievement in being recognised by WiHTL as role models, and thank for them for their continued commitment to being inspiring leaders and helping us to make a difference and ensuring that Sodexo provides an inclusive workplace where everyone feels like they belong and can be their authentic self at work, and thrive in their career with us.”

Diversity, equity and inclusion have long-been heralded by Sodexo as real differentiators and it endeavours to make these values part of its DNA, and through its Social Impact Pledge it has committed to creating social contracts that support equity, inclusion and wellbeing.

Tea Colaianni, Founder and Chair, WiHTL & Diversity in Retail, says “We’re delighted to launch our 2024 Women to Watch in Hospitality, Travel, Leisure and Retail Index in partnership with The MBS Group.

Each year I am inspired by all the women featured and the paths they are forging, both for themselves and other women to follow.

I am particularly excited for our inaugural ‘Technology and Engineering’ focus, as we know this segment of our industry requires additional focus and nurturing. Well done to everyone featured this year.”

Elliott Goldstein, Managing Partner, The MBS Group, adds: “For six consecutive years, it has been our privilege to work alongside WiHTL & DiR as we seek to move the dial on equity, diversity and inclusion across our sectors. As part of that, we have a responsibility to celebrate role models and to shine a light on the many different routes to the top, in order to pave the way for the next generation of diverse leaders in our industry.

“The 2024 Women to Watch in Hospitality, Travel, Leisure and Retail Index is an important and inspiring publication, highlighting the women leaders who are making a lasting impact in their organisations and our sectors.”

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