As the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for ISS World Services, Margot Slattery is responsible for the strategic direction, implementation and alignment of its integrated diversity and inclusion initiatives across five global dimensions: Cultures & Origins, Disabilities, Gender, Sexual Orientation/LGBT+ and Generations.
Margot also represents ISS World Services in global diversity & inclusion forums such as the UN Global Compact, UN Free & Equal initiative and the Valuable 500 initiative.
She is a member of the Workplace Pride Council and the ILO Council, through which she engages with other large global organisations that are looking at the present and future challenges surrounding D&I.
Prior to joining ISS World Services in May 2021, Margot was Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer with the Sodexo Group for two years. Before that, she was country president for Sodexo Ireland for four years, responsible for all its operations on the island of Ireland.
During her tenure, Sodexo was a co-founder and signatory of Ireland’s first Diversity Charter. Margot has won numerous awards for her role in supporting diversity and inclusion and women in business, including the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit) from the French Ambassador to Ireland. She was FM Leader of the Year at the 2018 FM Awards for Ireland and received the Business Leader Award at the WXN 25 Most Powerful Women in Ireland Awards that same year. She has appeared four times on the Financial Times’ annual Top 100 list of OUTstanding LGBT Business Leaders.
Outside work, Margot was co-chair of one of the Irish NGOs involved in the passing of the 2015 Marriage Equality Act in Ireland, marking the first time that a sovereign state has legalised same sex marriage via popular vote.
Margot is President of the France-Ireland Chamber of Commerce and her non-executive board memberships include Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, Bord na Móna, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Business in the Community Ireland.