Women In Hotels – Taking On The World

Women In Hotels – Taking On The World

Women In Hotels – Taking On The World

On August 19, Delivering Asia Communications in collaboration with AMCHAM Thailand hosted a webinar thought-provoking virtual event Women in Hotels- Taking On The World featuring an all-female line-up of speakers from Asia, Middle East and Europe to give career women in hotels a voice in the hospitality world.

Sumi Soorian, Business Development Director, Delivering Asia Communications moderated the event and introduced guest speakers Naureen Ahmed, Director, Marketing, Research & Analysis, Europe, STR, Anne Arrowsmith, Corporate General Manager, 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts, Rachel Davidson, Cluster General Manager, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, Sunny Yu Grosic, Head of Commercial Performance & Brand Activation, JA Resorts & Hotels, Irene Hoek, Vice President of Global Residential Development, Rosewood Hotel Group, Cyndy Tan Jarabata, President, Tajara Leisure and Hospitality Group, Anchalika Kijkanakorn, Managing Director and Founder, AKARYN Hotel Group (AHG), Rebecca Lee, Vice President - Hotel Development, Galaxy Entertainment Group, and Maylea Palmqvist, Student, Emma Yap, Consultant, Horwath HTL.

These women who come from diverse backgrounds shared their career journey and provided insight on progressive path in hotels. They spoke about the role of women leaders during these challenging times, rethinking human capital, the impact of Covid-19 on the hotel industry, challenges and opportunities, role of technology in empowering women, striking a work-life balance, and mentorship-women supporting women to flourish.

The panel brought forward a wide spectrum of views and experience. Key takeaways from the event included passion for work, desire to learn, curiosity, leading by example for next generation leaders in the hotel industry, and adaptability to be successful in the industry. These women highlighted the changing narrative of the role of women in a largely male-dominated industry.

If you'd like to listen again or if you missed it, you can watch the webinar here..

 

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