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Slattery wins LGBT award

Margot Slattery (inset) is Ireland's most inspirational lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) business leader, according to a new report.

The Limerick-born managing director of outsourced services provider Sodexo's operations in Ireland came 50th overall and is the highest-ranked Irish person in UK-based networking group OUTstanding's 'Top 100' list of inspirational LGBT executives.

The list is part of a campaign to encourage diversity in boardrooms. Last year, no Irish executives made the top rankings.

According to OUTstanding, 41pc of LGBT employees are not comfortable coming out at work and 90pc of transgender employees have experienced harassment at work.