Mia is accountable for driving critical strategic initiatives in support of Sodexo’s growth goals. Ms. Mends also leads SodexoMAGIC, a joint venture between Sodexo and Magic Johnson Enterprises. In this capacity, she is responsible for ensuring the successful evolution of the joint venture and the tight collaboration between Sodexo and Magic Johnson Enterprises as the Sodexo liaison to the SodexoMAGIC board of directors. Ms. Mends is a member of the North America Regional Leadership Committee for Sodexo, the global leader in Quality of Life services. Prior to her current position, Ms. Mends was CEO of Sodexo’s Benefits & Rewards Services division from 2015 until 2019.
She has founded her own non-profit, Seven Sisters to Sisters, and serves on the nonprofit boards of Girls Inc., the EMERGE Fellows program and Catalyst. She sits on the Business Leadership Council at Wellesley College and served on the Global Alumni Board of Harvard Business School for 6 years. Ms. Mends is member of Young Presidents Organization and the Executive Leadership Council. She is a Corporate Director for Limeade, a publicly listed software company that elevates the employee experience and helps build great places to work.
Ms. Mends was recognized in BLACK ENTERPRISE’S 2019 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America feature.