Jean-Michel Monnot is the founder of All Inclusive!, a free-spirited consultancy firm whose mission is to boost performance through inclusion. He supports his clients in designing and implementing their D&I strategy, and is a well known professional speaker. He creates and runs awareness and training workshops on all themes related to diversity and inclusion, such as unconscious bias or inclusive recruitment. He is also a well known professional speaker, involved in both business and government services, sharing his experience and vision through interactive conferences such as "Inclusion as a driver for performance" or " Men in Gender Balance »
In addition to his activities with All Inclusive!, he has been a member (between 2016 and 2019) of the “Haut Conseil à l’Egalité entre les Femmes et les Hommes” (Higher Council for Gender Equality, the French governmental body whose mission is to ensure consultation with civil society and to animate the public debate on the main orientations of women's rights and equality policies), and founder and vice president of the NGO ‘Divercité’ in Normandy. He also joined the “Edhec Open Leadership” innovation centre as an associate expert, and is on the co-authors of the book “Gender Balance, when men step up”.
Between 2007 and 2016, he was Vice President, Group Diversity & Inclusion for Sodexo, based in the group’s head office in Issy-les-Moulineaux. He was in charge of the implementation of the group’s diversity and inclusion strategy in the countries in which Sodexo operates. In collaboration with the local teams, he developed and assisted the action plans, helping with the process of priority-setting for each country according to its own distinctive reality. He thus promoted local commitment by encouraging the leaders to sign their country’s diversity charters. Along with other companies, he also initiated new charters in countries such as Poland, Czech Republic or Morocco.
During his 25 years at Sodexo, Jean-Michel Monnot also carried out commercial and operational management functions. After graduating from Saint-Etienne Business School, he had started his career in the field of temporary employment.
Jean-Michel Monnot was born in Burgundy and lives in Normandy. Probably due to his origins, he has developed a passion for wine. This was actually his first approach to diversity as one of his greatest pleasures is to discover wines of different regions and countries, different colours, different aromas and blends, different ages. By moving towards inclusion, he builds a cellar where each bottle has its own place.