Southeast Asia, Japan & South Korea

Accor believes in building a workplace where women can thrive. The reality is that even in 2023 – over 100 years since International Women’s Day was founded – the world still has not achieved gender equality. Diverse workplaces with strong female executive representation are instrumental to shaping the culture of companies for the better. At Accor, we are dedicated to ensuring every woman has the opportunity to enjoy a successful, rewarding hospitality career.

Garth Simmons
Chief Executive Officer, Asia
Premium, Midscale & Economy

Our Promise

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Be ALL You Are
Dare to be who you want to be. We believe in strength in unity, and power in diversity. Add your voice to 120 cultures and counting.
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Work With Purpose​​​​​​
Caring for others is our superpower! We create memories that stay, connect people and cultures, and make the world smaller every day.
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Grow, Learn & Enjoy!
Join the world's leading school for lifestyle and hospitality. Acquire new expertise and enjoy lifelong learning with courses tailored to you.
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Explore Limitless Possibilities
Have a passion or want to change things up? Blaze your own trail with over 30 brands, restaurants, spas, night clubs and more.
Accor Southeast Asia, Japan & South Korea commits to gender equality, with 45% women in the leadership team.

Throughout my career, Accor provides me with opportunities for development, allowing me to understand hotel operations and communicate with people better. I don’t feel there are barriers for women in Indonesia. Sometimes the barriers come from within ourselves.
Lisa P. Sanjoyo General Manager, Mercure Jakarta Cikini
Area General Manager, Midscale and Economy Hotels, Greater Jakarta
It’s hard to be a leader but it’s even harder to be a great leader. As a female leader, we have a future vision, perseverance, empathy, passion and an unparalleled passion in what we do.  I want to make a difference and inspire more women that nothing is impossible if you dream and work hard for it.
Maria Garcia General Manager
Novotel Manila Araneta City
I don't believe in giving up. Someone told me once that I would never become a GM because I am small and petite. I said to myself: “You have given me a challenge. I will prove to you that I can.”
Never second- guess yourself. The sky is the limit - don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Know that you can., and you can do it.
Jacqueline Poey General Manager
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
​​​Accor respects all employees at all levels and has given me the vision and opportunity to grow as a female leader. Programmes such as RiiSE promote diversity and focus on the development of female talent, allowing me to achieve my goals in the industry.
Min-Sook Cho General Manager
Sofitel Ambassador Seoul Hotel & Serviced Residences
South Korea

Meet our Heartists®

Kerry Healy
Chief Commercial Officer
Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Asia-Pacific
Premium, Midscale & Economy
Working in hospitality for over 25 years, more than half of it with Accor, I have always been impressed with the way the group nurtures its women talents and promotes equality. 

I want to create a culture where people don’t feel uncomfortable for prioritising their families. My advice to other women is to not let fear stop you, but instead to embrace fear as a way to grow.
Novita Damayanti
Sales & Marketing Administrator
Former Bartender & F&B Apprentice
Novotel Suites Yogyakarta Malioboro
Accor has helped me grow by giving me the chance to explore my interests and talents. The opportunities to learn and move are huge in this organisation and the sky is the limit.

A manager once said that life is not simply about the balance between taking and giving; there will be times when we do our best without expecting any immediate rewards. One day, it will come back to us tenfold and in unexpected ways.
Amandine Vuylsteke
Marine Biologist
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort
When people think about careers in hospitality, they don’t realise the diverse opportunities. As a marine biologist, it’s my dream job to share the unique ecosystem of the magnificent Maldives with our guests. 

I  love that no two days are the same in my job. Accor offers so many opportunities in some of the world's most beautiful destinations.
Hanh Pham
Director, Finance Operations
Upper Southeast Asia and the Maldives
Every individual has his/her own set of skills and strengths. When a whole team works together, there are valuable opportunities to learn from each other and experience a sense of responsibility and accountability. I am happy to have such wonderful people in my team. After over 26 years of working with Accor, I am grateful to be part of this company. Our leaders have offered me numerous opportunities to grow and a chance to work with many wonderful colleagues. I am thankful for all their great contributions towards my success.
Bettina Arguilles
Director of Culinary Operations
​​​​​​​Former Executive Chef
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
My greatest mentors and friends have been within the Accor community. I am grateful for how Accor has seen potential and promise in me, even when I didn't.

I've been given an opportunity to lead one of the biggest operations in the region. My personal and professional growth has been monumental, while trying to navigate the rough waters of uncertainty. My peers and colleagues have also been generous in their help, promoting a culture of camaraderie and team work.
Yingtse Chenouw
General Counsel
Southeast Asia, Japan & South Korea

My proudest moment so far is stepping up and being entrusted with a wider portfolio of work. This has further signified to me that Accor is an employer that cares about, rewards and encourages professional growth. 

It is important to have a work-life balance and I relax with my fellow musician friends when the opportunity arises. Accor has many programmes to help women advance their careers, it is up to us to take advantage of what is available and make the most of the opportunities.