Aloft Dubai Creek by the American multinational company Marriott has entered into a partnership agreement with Evolvin’ Women, a social enterprise focused on the advancement of females in the hospitality sector by providing skill development opportunities.
As part of the agreement, Aloft Dubai Creek will facilitate work experience and skill development training for females under the Evolvin’ Women Program. The partnership will support the organization’s goal of empowering unemployed women from Africa by connecting them to quality education and job opportunities in the private sector in the UAE which will help them find suitable jobs in the hospitality field and become financially independent.
Initially, Aloft Dubai Creek will be interviewing women from the African country Zambia who are under the Evolvin’ Women program and the selected candidates will be offered work placements. The women will receive training and mentoring from female professionals in managerial roles and work in the hotel departments.
Gurnoor Bindra, Hotel Manager, “We are proud to be the 1st Marriott Hotel to collaborate with Evolvin’ Women and through this partnership, we will advance our mission of diversifying our team while improving the conditions of the community and society we operate in. We look forward to working on this fantastic initiative and developing the next generation of female leaders and entrepreneurs.”
“We are pleased to partner with Aloft Dubai Creek and proud of their commitment to support our program in making a sustainable impact on the livelihoods of women from disadvantaged communities. We look forward to seeing this partnership develop to its full potential and lead to the professional growth of these women and pave the way for more Marriott properties to join Evolvin’ Women to play a role in promoting gender equality and inclusivity in the hospitality industry.”
Evolvin’ Women is supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of quality education, gender equality and decent work through promoting social responsibility in hospitality businesses in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
The skills and experience these women will acquire during their time of working in the hospitality sector can be passed on to other women in their country to improve their livelihood, community wellbeing and contribute towards increasing employability rates of women in Africa.