IHG Hotels & Resorts has achieved a milestone in Malaysia, where 58% of its senior management positions are now held by women, surpassing the country’s average of 40%.

This significant achievement underscores IHG’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Nurturing talent through unique development initiatives

IHG’s approach focuses on providing tailored career pathways and development plans, catering to individual needs.

The hotel group has revamped its recruitment and retention strategy, emphasising people development and creating an inclusive culture. 

Sophie Mougel, IHG’s director of operations, said in a statement: “Our business is more globally connected and interdependent than ever before, and I strongly believe that having a culture which enables us to draw upon different ideas and experiences is setting us up for long-term success.”

IHG’s initiatives for career development

IHG’s commitment goes beyond numbers, with initiatives such as RISE, a global mentoring programme, and Journey to GM, a talent acceleration programme. 

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Stephanie Cheong, director of sales and marketing at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur and mentor for the RISE programme, said in a statement: “It’s heartening to see how IHG is committed to playing a key role in supporting women in leadership positions by providing best-in-class training and holistic programmes that nurture our female leaders of the future.”

The newly launched IHG University offers comprehensive learning opportunities for employees, championing individual growth.

IHG’s initiatives underscore its commitment to empowering women, fostering diversity and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive. 

As the Kincentric Best Employer in Malaysia for 2023, IHG operates seven hotels in Malaysia and has 11 in the pipeline, including highly anticipated openings such as Hotel Indigo Kuala Lumpur.

The hotel group’s focus on talent development and inclusivity sets a benchmark for the industry, reflecting its dedication to a sustainable and inclusive future.