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Lighting Their Fire

In India, the topic of women’s empowerment has been a hot one for quite some time. For the teams at Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai and The Westin Chennai Velachery, they want all of their female associates to feel supported and have made that a priority though various workshops.

The two properties combined to create a wellness workshop for 32 female associates. The theme was Shakti, named after the Indian concept of divine feminine power. In preparation for the event, they created the slogan “Ignite Your Power,” and wove that into all facets of the workshop with the food, the set up, and the ladies all dressed in blazing orange.

For this event, a general physician spoke to the ladies on various health measures, checks, and diets they and their families should consider to improve their health. Following the event, two special ladies were presented with Shakti Awards for their contributions to the team and relentless focus on self-development. Each of the 32 ladies lit small lamps (diyas) as a symbolic gesture of their inner fire and outer power.

This is yet another example of the opportunities these properties are providing for their female associates to become the best, most empowered versions of themselves.