DiversityInc Innovation Fest! Presentation by Sodexo: Diversity Business & Leadership Summit

February 27, 2012 6:43 pm

Sodexo wanted to increase its branding as a diversity leader since this is an increasing selling point with its corporate/organizational clients. 

The company started its Diversity Business Leadership Summit in 2004 and greatly expanded it in 2006. At the last event in March 2011, 117 clients and guests attended, as well as 517 employees, and there was a waiting list of 350 people. Sodexo employees participating included executive team members and the national and leadership regional teams. 

A survey of respondents found that almost all said they felt more connected to Sodexo, obtained new knowledge and skills, and would attend again. The company feels the branding has led to enhanced business relationships and, indirectly, to higher sales. Sodexo is No. 2 in the 2012 DiversityInc Top 50.

Click here to download a PDF of this presentation by Texanna Reeves, vice president of corporate diversity, and Betsy Silva Hernandez, senior director of diversity learning, consulting & networking groups. Click here to view the other Innovation Fest! presentations from our event.

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