Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha’s Participation In Dubai Women’s Run | 16th Nov 2018 ”Tolerance Day”
Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha’s Participation In Dubai Women’s Run | Empowering Women Since 2010
Dubai, UAE, Saturday, 17th November, 2018 | Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Chairman of the National Olympic Committee – the Dubai Women’s Run is the first initiative in the Middle East celebrating the spirit of women in the region.
The Dubai Women’s Run since its launch in 2010, attracts local, regional and international participation.
The event welcomed over 6,000 female runners (aged 14 years up) to run in the 5km and 10km races, In addition, thousands of supporting family and friends, and those visiting Dubai Festival City Mall, enjoyed the family-friendly festivities at the Event Village.
This year Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha proudly participated in this constructive activity ably represented by Ten female associates representing the hotel from different departments, of different cultures and religions demonstrating that Diversity is strength. ‘On this ‘’Tolerance Day’’ and everyday , let’s celebrate diversity!
These ladies of Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha participated in the race with great enthusiasm and positive vibe, proudly showcasing two of our award winning restaurants
The Royal Budha Fine Dining -Thai – What’s On Award Winner (2018 | 2107 | 2014)
Gharana Casual Dining – Indian – Honourable Mention at Leaders in F&B Awards 2017 – LEADING ASIAN RESTAURANT
Roxana Jaffer, CEO, Sovereign Hotels Dubai and Director, Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha proudly stated:
‘’Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha, as a member of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has long been committed in practicing and advocating its Sustainable Development Goals in every path of its business strategy knowing that our monetary profit can only be defined by putting people and planet first.
We align our business practices with 10 of 17 sustainability goals in helping to transform the world, viz. No Poverty; Zero Hunger; Good Heath and Well Being; Quality Education; Gender Equality; Clean Water and Sanitation; Affordable and Clean Energy; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Reduced Inequalities; Responsible Consumption & Production and Partnerships for the Goals.’’
As signatories of WEPs, Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha does not only abide by the principles by virtue of participation but believe in the ethos wholeheartedly and accordingly have in place, strict policies for Equal rights and Equal privileges promoting Gender Equality and progression through meritocracy, exercising zero tolerance if any of the policies are breached by any member of the management, regardless of position.
Further at Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha, we have following canons in place that gender equality and allow benefits for women on the walk of motherhood
• Creation of equal business opportunities and sustainable mutual growth
• Instilling strong work ethics, especially of tolerance at all levels of work
• Offering a supportive work environment with work hours flexibility
• Ensuring equal pay for women
We understand that in today’s age, it is even more vital to develop a team of hardworking female employees who take a fair and equal share of remuneration with their male counterparts as they are equally committed towards corporate goals.
We at Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha know women can be the best managers, not as just business rhetoric but a proven reality – and promise to abide by the Women Empowerment Principles. We promise not to impose a sabbatical on women employees post motherhood, negating a culture of visible discrimination, and striving to lead by example.
Commitment to WEP’s is professed by the following statement, by Roxana Jaffer, CEO Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha, Director of Sovereign Hotels Ltd (Holding Company)
“The vision of our UAE leaders has allowed our small and young country to be counted on the global arena. It is the same visionary leaders, who not only approve a gender balance index, by promoting a gender balance council but create positions in the UAE cabinet for women, raising the representation of women to 27.5%.
Surely it is only natural, that the private sector in the UAE should follow suit by giving women equal opportunities, being committed to support women to achieve excellence and getting a higher representation especially in management.’’