Sodexo's Margot Slattery Receives Chevalier Award

As country president, Slattery oversees Sodexo's divisions operating in Ireland.

President of Sodexo Ireland Margot Slattery

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The country president of Sodexo Ireland has been named Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite by the French Ambassador to Ireland.

His Excellency Jean-Pierre Thébault bestowed the honor on Margot Slattery at a ceremony at the French Embassy in Dublin on June 8.

The Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite is bestowed to reward distinguished civil and other achievements by French citizens and other nationalities.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Thébault said: "France is proud today to recognize not only a leading businesswoman and a key player for France-Ireland relations but also a woman who is actively engaged for the service of all and who strives in promoting diversity and inclusion both in the industry and in the community.

As country president, Margot oversees the company's divisions operating in Ireland, which includes corporate services, sports and leisure, education and universities and government services. Her role in promoting diversity and inclusion as well as promoting the role of women in business has been regularly recognized by her peers in the industry.

Margot won a Trailblazer Award at the 2016 WXN Most Powerful Women in Ireland Awards and Sodexo appears on the 2016 Top Ten Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality in Ireland. She was named Image Magazine's CEO of the Year for 2016 and Irish Tatler's 2016 Businesswoman of the Year.

Margot is also involved in the promotion of France-Ireland relations and has played an important role within the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce.

Sodexo is one of the leading French employers in Ireland with 2,300 staff at 200 site locations with a turnover exceeding €98m in 2016. It won the Top Site Contract Caterer Award at the 2016 Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Catering and was the Total Facilities Management Service Provider of the Year at the 2016 Facilities Management Awards Ireland.

Margot said: "I am truly honored to be made a Chevalier of the Order De Merit and will be very proud to fulfill all the obligations that accompany such a prestigious award. I work for an inspiring French organization that places people at its very heart. Sodexo has helped me to fulfill my own potential, to be an active member of my community and to participate in making social changes for the better. They have always encouraged me to facilitate change and improvement wherever I can and I look forward to continuing in this vein."

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Candidates who meet me now may not know my background (unless they visit my LinkedIn profile, of course), and while I am currently a Strategic Recruiter for Sodexo's Clinical Technology Management opportunities, I spent around 20 years in the field as a Biomed myself!

From what I've found, many people aren't sure what a Biomed career consists of - or sometimes they don't even realize it exists.

In a nutshell, biomedical equipment technicians, also called biomedical engineers, biomeds or BMETs for short, hold a critical position in filling the gap between medicine and technology. They make it possible for medical staff to use state of the art medical devices, providing the highest level of patient care.

So how did I end up there? In high school, I loved math and science, and it seemed to promise real opportunities for our changing world. This was when I discovered biomedical engineering, which combined my two passions - medicine and fixing things.

Unfortunately, there are some young girls who still grow up thinking that engineering and science aren't meant for women, so it is important to me to show that women can thrive in the world of engineering (or in any career they choose). Because of this, I have chosen to share my personal career path and experiences with the students at my daughter's local high school and with you on this blog.

Today, gender equality and diversity is just as important as ever. Imagine the great advances that could occur in engineering if men and women were working together more often to solve problems. While women have fought to win the rights that we have today, the battle is not over, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), where women are still significantly underrepresented.

In my current role, I have the great opportunity to search the country for Healthcare Technology Management professionals and hope that I can use my position to inspire more women to consider the field from an early age.

For those who may be interested in learning more about Sodexo and the jobs we have available, I highly recommend attending in person events, like the upcoming AAMI Conference & Convention, where Sodexo Clinical Technology Management operators and recruiters will be there in person to answer your questions and help you get to know our company better.

In the meantime, head over to our dedicated career page to read stories from both men and women in the Sodexo CTM organization and find out how you can become part of the team.

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