Jumeirah Beach Hotel partners with Evolvin’ Women to advance gender equality

Jumeirah Beach Hotel partners with Evolvin’ Women to advance gender equality

The social enterprise is dedicated to empowering women from developing countries

Evolvin’ Women is a social enterprise that helps organisations in the UAE achieve a greater level of gender parity through socially responsible initiatives.

Last week, Evolvin’ Women announced a new partnership with Jumeirah Beach Hotel to provide unemployed women in developing countries with vocational hospitality training, skill development and potential job placements through a two-year training programme.

Candidates will receive mentorship and participate in workshops. Following the programme, the women will be offered the opportunity to take up job placements at Jumeirah Beach Hotel and continue their professional development before returning to their home countries.

Three women who have already joined the Evolvin’ Women training programme in Dubai are Cleopatra Mutoki from Zambia and Honorine Uwamurera from Rwanda, both working as waitresses, and Nadine Rucinga from Rwanda working as a guest services agent. 


Evolvin’ Women has previously partnered with hotel groups including Ramada, Hilton, Radisson and Wyndham, but Jumeirah Beach Hotels is the first group in their local UAE network. 

Commenting on the announcement, Evolvin’ Women founder Assia Riccio, said: “The aim of this partnership is to empower the unemployed women we work with to follow their passion for hospitality.

“Programmes like Evolvin’ Women offer access to world-class hospitality brands like Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts where they can hone their skills, engage with industry professionals, and learn the highest standards of service excellence, which the UAE is well-known for.

“When they go back to their home countries, they take with them skills and competencies that will allow them to excel professionally, support their communities and contribute to advancing their societies.”

Stella Daskalakis, Jumeirah’s head of HR, added: “We’re proud to partner with Evolvin’ Women as it provides Jumeirah hotels with a unique opportunity to recruit and empower skilled female talent from new source markets in the African continent. These women are highly talented and we’re excited to provide a variety of training and learning experiences to them over the course of the two-year programme, which will enable them to build a viable career, and in turn contribute to their local communities and economies.

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