FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—November 1, 2019
Sodexo’s Dr. Rohini Anand Recognized with Atlas Corps Global Changemaker Award for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
Washington, DC—Atlas Corps is pleased to announce Dr. Rohini Anand as the recipient of the 2019 Atlas Corps Global Changemaker Award. Dr. Anand will receive this honor in recognition of her innovative leadership and commitment to the field of diversity and inclusion on a global level. The award will be given has part of the Atlas Corps Diversity & Inclusion Gala on November 16, 2019, at Eaton Hotel Washington, DC.
For the past 17 years, Dr. Anand has led Corporate Responsibility and Global Diversity for Sodexo, driving an integrated global diversity, social responsibility and wellness strategy. Dr. Anand’s remarkable leadership has made Sodexo a pioneer in diversity, inclusion, and sustainability leading to numerous awards and recognition by external organizations and notable publications. She is recognized for her incredible work at Sodexo and as an expert in diversity and inclusion, publishing various trade journals and featured in multiple published articles. Dr. Anand recently announced her retirement from Sodexo, effective at year-end.
Atlas Corps, founded in 2006, is a top leadership development program for civil society leaders. With a 1% acceptance rate, Atlas Corps selects top emerging social change leaders from around the world, places them at leading organizations in the United States, and enrolls them in a leadership development program. Profiled as a “best practice” in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and World Economic Forum, featured in the Washington Post and Forbes as a model social entrepreneurship program, and recognized as a Top 10 International Voluntary Exchange Program by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy, Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12-month, professional fellowships at organizations (like American Express, CARE, Kiva, and Microsoft) to learn effective practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers. Their network of Fellows includes more than 750 professionals from 96 countries and 250 Host Organizations. The result is a network of civil society leaders empowered by a year of cross-cultural exchange in the United States that is prepared to support ongoing development in their home countries.
The Atlas Corps Celebrate Diversity & Inclusion Gala is a black-tie optional affair that will take place on November 16, 2019, at Eaton Hotel. In addition to Dr. Anand, attendees to the event will include leaders from the government, nonprofit, and private sectors will join Dr. Anand to celebrate diversity and inclusion.
For more information on the Atlas Corps Global Changemaker Award or the Gala, please contact Abby at 202.470.3114.
Tickets for the Gala may be purchased, while supplies last, at gala.atlascorps.org.