WAAG is 6 years old and AccorHotels is giving it a fresh boost! Our international network for gender equality and diversity is now called RiiSE. Why the ‘ii’? Because it symbolizes women AND men who are committed to the values of sharing knowledge, of solidarity and of combatting stereotypes.
And a new ambition: “At AccorHotels, we all RiiSE to new heights”. Here’s more.
About 100 network members from 30 countries met for the conference in Dubai, in the center of a region where parity and cultural diversity are still very challenging issues in spite of the initiatives to empower women. The delegates spent two days sharing best practices to foster equity across continents, listening to women’s inspiring testimonials about the region and preparing down-to-earth commitments for the network looking at 2019, with the Group executive committee’s uncompromising support.
I’m proud to say that 4 of the 6 CFOs on my team are women. Now it’s up to us to walk the talk.
When you hire someone, by all means choose the best man or woman for the job. But always bear in mind that diversity is a strength and all the statistics show that.
Diversity as a key driver of collective performance.
…And that’s RiiSE’s new goal. Diversity, first or all, means parity—including vital support from men, who already account for 42% of the network’s members—to foster a more inclusive workplace for everyone. And it encompasses the broader sense of the term, i.e. the variety of generations and cultural backgrounds within our teams.
RiiSE also relies on sharing knowledge through a mentoring program, with 900 pairs in some 20 countries in 2018.
We are an international company operating in 100 countries, with an incredible wealth of talent. Diversity is a powerful driver of collective performance: it is important to involve men, women, and managers at the highest level to set an example. Promoting gender diversity is everyone’s duty regardless of their own gender. And RiiSE is here to do this.
At AccorHotels, "we all RiiSE to new heights"!