La Défense business district in Paris. A recent report by the French high council for equality recommended that gender quotas be extended to senior management. Photograph: iStock

A discussion on gender quotas at the Irish Embassy in France’s seminar on women in business concluded that quotas work, targets don’t. In France, the(...)

Margot Slattery is to take up global role with Sodexo.

International service and catering group Sodexo has appointed a new global chief diversity officer, with its country president for Ireland Margot Slat(...)

Strathyre, 12 Upper Albert Road, Glenageary, Co Dublin: a lovely house with a country feel.

A bright, cosy family room cum kitchen opening into a long back garden feels like the heart of this home in Glenageary: it has a country feel, with ro(...)

Margot Slattery: Her leadership in the fields of diversity and inclusivity has brought her the most media attention. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Marie Claire Digby will interview key women in the Irish food industry in a series running throughout March. F(...)

Julie Ennis

Service provider Sodexo has appointed a new managing director of corporate services, with Julie Ennis stepping into the role. Ms Ennis joined the com(...)

The judges for the Irish Times Business Awards, from left to right: Martin McVicar, managing director of Combilift; Margot Slattery, country president for Sodexo Ireland; Mark Ryan, a non-executive director; Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland;  Caroline Keeling, chief executive of Keelings;  Shaun Murphy, managing partner of KPMG, and Dr John Hegarty, chairman of The Irish Times Trust

With the clock ticking down to the inaugural Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG, a panel of judges met this week at Microsoft Irela(...)

Margot Slattery: Guilty pleasure is Diet Coke. Photograph: Kieran Harnett
The Lighter Side

What business person do you most admire? Louise Phelan of PayPal What is your guilty pleasure? Diet Coke How do you unwind? At our house in Le(...)

Mark Little: keynote speaker at the ISA Software Awards. Photograph: Eric Luke

MONDAY Meetings: Internet of Things World (Convention Centre, Dublin 1); Image magazine businesswoman of the year awards (DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel,(...) founder Larissa Feeney: “The business has grown 20 per cent since we started and we are aiming for growth of 30 per cent in 2016. Also, we have a 99 per cent client retention rate.”

Letterkenny-based online accountancy and book-keeping service,, is using technology to service clients all over the world. What (...)

Margot Slattery, managing director of Sodexo Ireland

The Irish subsidiary of Sodexo, the outsourced food services and facilities management group, saw pre-tax profits jump by 745 per cent in the year to (...)

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