Marriott hosts women leadership workshop in Riyadh

Marriott hosts women leadership workshop in Riyadh

Princess Nouf Bint Faisal Bin Turki Al Saud shared insights at the event

Reinforcing its commitment to nurturing the talent of the next generation of women in the hospitality sector, Marriott International held a workshop for both the current participants and alumni from the company’s Tahseen hospitality training programme.

The workshop, which included a session on personal branding, had more than 40 attendees and was held in the presence of Princess Nouf Bint Faisal Bin Turki Al Saud and Anthony Capuano, chief executive officer of Marriott International.

Princess Nouf Bint Faisal Bin Turki Al Saud said: “I value this pioneering initiative by Marriott International for young Saudi women to learn and support the country’s Vision for 2030. The vision of the country promises Saudi women senior, executive and  management positions in various institutions, with their knowledge, awareness and experience.”

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Tahseen, a ground-breaking initiative, was devised in partnership with Cornell University, to develop the skills of future hospitality leaders in Saudi Arabia. Since 2018, it has seen 110 participants – 40 per cent of them women – graduate.

Marriott has also introduced an extension of Tahseen, the High Potential Leadership Programme, which pinpoints future leaders and puts them on an accelerated career development pathway so they can be appointed as hotel managers within two years.

Sandeep Walia, chief operating officer of Middle East, Marriott International said: "As part of our leadership development efforts in Saudi Arabia, we look forward to advancing the next generation of women hospitality leaders in the country. We remain committed to investing in local talent to ensure the success of the Kingdom’s travel and tourism sector.”

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