Marriott International has announced the company’s “Women in Leadership” Asia Pacific Conference. Hosted at the Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel, the three-day conference will bring together more than 75 Marriott female executives from across Asia Pacific to network, share their career success insights and learn about growth and development opportunities throughout the region. The conference also marks the 15th anniversary of the Marriott Women’s Leadership Initiative, which was created to provide career development opportunities for women throughout the company worldwide.
“The objective of this conference is to recognise the growing importance of women executives in our company as well as the entire industry. Marriott International is committed to support our women associates and help them grow personally and professionally. Across Asia Pacific, we are seeing the business community recognising and rewarding the talent and expertise women bring to the workplace. There is still progress to be made and our goal is to increase our ranks of female executives by 15 percent over the next two years,” said Simon Cooper, President & Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Marriott International.
Wide-ranging issues addressed include ‘Defining the Role of Women in Organisations’ presented by Peggy Fang Roe, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific; ‘Developing & Inspiring Our Young Women’, presented by Yibing Mao, General Counsel & Senior Vice President Asset Management, Asia Pacific; ‘Finding Balance in Work & Life’ presented by Lynda Aurora, Partner - Executive Performance Coach; and various colorful career stories of select participants.
The Conference will also focus on topics such as Working with Diversity – Race, Culture & Gender; Building Your Presence and Leadership Brand; The Art of Networking & Influencing; Financial Acumen & Owner Relations; and Coping with Challenging and Changing Business Pressures.
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