By Caroline Graham WeAreTheCity India Editor
WeAreTheCity India today announced that it has joined forces with Marriott India to offer a networking platform to women in India.
The first initiative to be delivered as part of this new partnership will be a keynote speaker session and networking event to be hosted by Marriott’s flagship property in the city, JW Marriott Mumbai, on 4th November 2014.
The event entitled, ‘Polish your Profile and Enhance Your Career’ will be led by award-winning motivational speaker, author of the best selling novel, ‘Heels of Steel’ and CEO of WeAreTheCity UK and India, Vanessa Vallely and Head of WeAreTheCity India, Caroline Graham.
Mr Rajeev Menon, Area Vice President, South Asia, Marriott International Inc, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with WeAreTheCity India. Marriott India is committed to supporting the empowerment and development of our women colleagues across India and we feel this the objectives of WeAreTheCity India are a perfect fit with our own diversity vision. It is critical that we as an organisation offer equal employment opportunities to women and men and that we nurture a diverse workforce focussed on offering the best in quality to our diverse customers.”
Caroline Graham, Head of WeAreTheCity India, said: “We are thrilled at the prospect of working with such a forward-thinking luxury brand as Marriott Hotels. Having met a number of colleagues, it is clear that the organisation is serious about advancing their female workforce and that the male colleagues are onboard and actively supporting their initiatives. I am excited at the prospect of working with a company with a vision to empower and enhance the career opportunities of women throughout the organisation.”
The event on 4th November starts at 4.00pm with a key note address from Vanessa Vallely: Polish your Profile and Enhance Your Career. This will be followed by an interactive workshop and a networking event, finishing at 9pm. With 25 years experience in the finance and corporate sectors, Vanessa Vallely is regarded as one of the most highly networked women in the UK – an accolade confirmed by leading UK newspaper, The Telegraph and GQ Magazine, which recently listed her among the top 100 most connected women in the UK.
The venue for the event will be the Marriott’s flagship property in the city, JW Marriott Mumbai which has an iconic reputation. Its guest rooms and restaurants are favourite hotspots of business travellers and Bollywood celebrities. Featuring 14,000 square feet of stunning event space, 355 newly renovated rooms and 7 impressive food and beverage outlets, JW Marriott offers some of the most lavish venues for meetings, weddings, events and receptions.
WeAreTheCity India (www.wearethecity.in) is an online platform which supports the career development of Indian women through networking, events, thought-leading articles and interviews. The site aims to bring professional women, female entrepreneurs and the charity sector together onto one platform to empower, promote and celebrate the successes of local women in India.
If you are interested in attending this event, or wish further information on WeAreTheCity India, or Marriott Hotels, please contact WATC India Editor, Caroline Graham: [email protected]
For further information on the Marriott’s hotels go to www.marriott.com/hotel-search/india.hotels