By June Ramli
Singapore, July 18: Despite the progress that has been made in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, women remain largely underrepresented in leadership positions in Asia - and the matter has worsened by the recent COVID-19 outbreak.
According to UN Women, only 20 percent of managers in Asia-Pacific today are women, and this figure is even lower for women in middle and senior management positions, at 17 per cent.
Striving to combat this, renowned hospitality management university Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) recently launched its Women in Leadership Initiative, to raise awareness, disseminating knowledge, exchanging experiences, and sharing best practices in initiating women-related projects. Since its launch in 2018, it has promoted social changes in EHL as well as in the broader hospitality sector by addressing topics such as leadership, inclusion and belonging; entrepreneurship for women; networking and mentoring opportunities, as well as family and work management.
The team at DailyStraits.com is fortunate to have EHL Campus (Singapore) managing director Jenny Ang to expand on the Women in Leadership Initiative and how it empowers women in the hospitality industry, as well as share insights into her own experience in becoming a leader.
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