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38498 24 Aug 2021

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers Partners with Evolvin’ Women

Driving women empowerment in the hospitality industry.

Dubai, UAE, 23.08.21 - Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers has become the first Abu Dhabi hotel topartner with Evolvin Women, a social enterprise dedicated to the advancement of women in developing countries by providing skill development opportunities in the hospitality sector.

During the two-year partnership, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers will support Evolvin' Women in driving women empowerment in the hospitality industry by facilitating two year skill development placement for the women under the Evolvin' Women Program.

As a starting point, the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers team has reviewed over 10 profiles and already hired five women in housekeeping and one in FB who they will train and mentor throughout their work placement.

In addition, working in line with both organizations' commitment to paving gender equality in the hospitality industry, the hotel has appointed two women in the front office as door women a historically male-dominated role.

Assia Riccio, CEO, Evolvin' Women said: "We are pleased to partner with Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers and grateful for their support to advancing our cause of gender equality, female empowerment, and diversity in the hospitality industry."

"I believe appointing doorwomen instead of doormen is a revolutionary step towards breaking gender stereotypes and highlighting women's potential to excel and grow in any role when given the right opportunity and support."

"I look forward to working with the hotel and witnessing the positive impact of mentorship from the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers team on their professional and personal growth.

Tarek Jarrouje, Director of Human Resources, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers said: "We are proud to be the first Abu Dhabi hotel to partner with Evolvin Women."

"By placing women in traditionally male-dominated roles and offering them skill development training and work placements, we are highlighting the impact every company can have in driving gender equality in the hospitality industry."

"We are excited to diversify our workforce and onboard the women under the program and we look forward to mentoring them to hone their potential.

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers has hired women from all the countries Evolvin' Women operates in such as Rwanda, Ghana and Zambia; placing inclusion and diversity at the forefront of their recruitment process and giving a chance to these women to become financially independent and support their national communities and economies.

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About Evolvin Women

A social enterprise at heart, Evolvin Women is improving the employability of women from developing countries and helping businesses in the Middle East and Africa achieve greater level of diversity and inclusion through socially responsible initiatives. Due to our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals #4, #5 and #8 and our work in the field of equality of opportunity, in 2017 we joined the United Nation Global Compact and the UAE task-force for the 7 Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

For more information, contact info@evolvinwomen.com or visit www.evolvinwomen.com

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About Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Marking the debut of Hilton's luxury portfolio in the UAE's capital, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers is one of the five Etihad Towers and has 12 FB outlets, a spa with 13 treatment rooms, a private beach, three swimming pools, and features a 74th floor observation deck and conference and event facilities comprising more than 10,000 sqft of space.

Housed in a modern architectural marvel, the hotel is within 10 minutes of the Presidential Palace there are 576 guest rooms, suites and residences all with spectacular views of Abu Dhabi and the Arabian Gulf.