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Rezidor signs UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and partners with G(irls)20 in support of gender equality and women in leadership

Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has reiterated its commitment to advancing equality between women and men by signing the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and partnering with G(irls)20, a global platform that places girls and women at the heart of the economic decision making process by working with business, social profit enterprises and government.

“The basis of the UN Empowerment Principles is that equal treatment of men and women is not only the right thing to do – it is also a must for business. This is the same principle that underlines our own commitment to attracting and retaining women at Rezidor. By promoting more women to take leadership roles, we want to build a larger pool of talent and create a better gender balance that will support our continued business growth”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group.  

“We partnered with G(irls)20 on the Fathers Empowering Daughters campaign last year and this year we are delighted to provide our full support to the G(irls)20 Summit and its delegates. The 2015 summit will build on the G20 leaders pledge in Brisbane 2014 to bring more than 100 million women into the labour force, significantly increasing global growth and reducing poverty and inequality. We are proud to host the 2015 G(irls)20 delegates at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Sisli,      and look forward to welcoming them later this year,” he continued.  

Signing the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and partnering with G(irls)20 support Rezidor’s Women in Leadership (WiL) programme, launched in April 2014, which aims to help both women and men by encouraging a change in business culture. Key elements of our WiL initiative include taking a more flexible approach to working conditions, personalised development plans and a more flexible approach to mobility. The requirement to be mobile, especially in the hospitality industry, is particularly challenging for families. Rezidor’s objective is to minimise this burden by coming up with new and innovative solutions.  

“At Rezidor, we believe that everybody has a responsibility to ensure equal opportunities for all. WiL represents a major, proactive mission to bring about a truly positive change in our company’s diversity and inclusion culture,” said Sonja Dive-Dahl, Carlson Rezidor’s District Director for Turkey.  

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