Winning means different things to different people – staying strong, staying beautiful inside and out, and staying true to who you are. With this alluring spirit in mind, Reethi Faru Resort celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021, with a fun-filled photoshoot with all the wonderful women working at the resort.
A key subscriber to sustainability practices at the workplace, Reethi Faru has always encouraged workforce diversity and inclusion. According to the resort, the three pillars of sustainable development— economic, environmental and social — are also relevant to discussions of gender equality.
Sharing his thoughts on the day, Resort Manager Vittoriano Ummarino stated: “Each year, the celebrations are given a unique theme, and this year, that theme is #ChooseToChallenge. While we stand united to challenge gender bias and inequality and raise awareness around unfair workplace practices, we also challenge ourselves to be true to who we are in mind and spirit. No longer are women associated with low expectations and qualifications both in education and the workforce. Women today can be anything they choose to be, they just sometimes need a reminder.”
Mindful of the fact that simply hiring people from diverse backgrounds is not enough, the resort ensures that all employees feel included. Currently, the Reethi Faru has many expats and Maldivian women working hand-in-hand across various departments and their combined smiles in the above images provided by the resort are for everyone to see. The origins of women currently working at Reethi Faru include Russia, Germany, India, Bali, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, France, and of course, the Maldives.
Reethi Faru (meaning “Beautiful Reef” in Dhivehi – the Maldivian language) – a bio-luxury resort on the secluded, private island of Filaidhoo – is a stunning, one-of-a-kind, tropical island paradise where the glistening ocean meets endless white coral sand and lush foliage, with the house reef just thirty to eighty meters from the shore. The resort can be reached by a scenic 45-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, Malé, or by a 20-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Airport (in Baa Atoll), followed by a 45-minute speedboat ride. The island measures 600 by 350 meters and houses 150 fully furnished villas of categories ranging from Garden to Beach and Water Villas. There are six restaurants, six bars, an infinity pool, a sporting and gym complex, a dive centre, spa and a watersports centre.
The Reethi Faru team has people from diverse backgrounds and locals alike. The centre of the island is apportioned for staff facilities as well as back-of-house operations such as engineering, laundry and more. The staff area is also equipped with a cafeteria that caters to the entire staff, a novelty shop, a staff gym, as well as futsal and volleyball courts. With fully furnished staff accommodation within the property, most of the staff members reside on the island.
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