Gloria Puentes

 Director, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Sodexo

Gloria Puentes is Director, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Sodexo, an integrated service provider of Food and Facilities management and leading provider of Quality of Life Services with 470,000 employees in 67 countries serving 100 million consumers served daily.

A passionate and committed practitioner of diversity, equity and inclusion, Gloria strives to demonstrate how DE&I can make a difference in workforce engagement and grow revenue. Gloria works with national strategic partners to bring programs that focus on enhancing quality of life to diverse communities. Globally, Gloria co-leads the dimension of Cultures & Origins which focuses on Indigenous communities, Refugees and Ethnicity.

Gloria brings to Sodexo a well-rounded background that includes sales and marketing, organizational change, external relations and program management, working for such companies as Hewlett Packard and IBM. She was also an entrepreneur leading an event management agency that helped small to mid-sized tech companies gain the highest rate of return on their investment as they leveraged conferences and user groups.

Gloria is an alumnus of San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master’s of Science in Leadership from Duquesne University.

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