Once again this year, at Servigroup Hotels we are commemorating Women's Day with the aim of making visible the importance of continuing our commitment to progress towards real equality between men and women in all areas of society.
From our company, we consider it essential to take advantage of our position as a reference in the Spanish tourism sector to set a real example and try to ensure that the equality that has been achieved within Servigroup Hotels is increasingly greater, more visible and exportable wherever possible.
Women play a fundamental role in the team of Servigroup Hotels//Receptionist Hotel Servigroup Pueblo Benidorm
As every 8th March, at nightfall the group's hotels will be dyed purple, joining countless monuments and buildings around the world to highlight this cause, which has been led by the United Nations (UN) for more than 100 years.
For 2023, its slogan is "For an inclusive digital world: Innovation and technology for gender equality", chosen to raise awareness of the opportunities that the mastery of technology can give millions of women around the world. Something for which gaps still exist in many places.
Want to know what our commitment translates into? Here we go!
"55% of management positions at Servigroup Hotels are held by women".
Ana Caballé Hernández -in the image above- has a degree in Labour Relations and is an expert in Human Resources management, having specialised in Digital Transformation. Ana started working at Servigroup Hotels in 2010 and since 2020 she has been the company's Equality Coordinator: "the position you can reach within Servigroup Hotels only depends on your desire and your effort, not on whether you are a man or a woman. I am proud to be part of a company that truly values its employees for their work and professionalism".
As Equality Coordinator, Ana is responsible for ensuring that the Equality Plan adopted by Servigroup Hotels is put into practice in all areas of the company - 18 hotels on the Spanish coasts, a reservations centre, an administrative centre and a purchasing and gastronomy centre with more than 2,500 employees in high season - to guarantee equal treatment and opportunities between women and men and to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sex.
In this sense, Servigroup Hotels has 55% of management positions occupied by women, including heads of departments in hotels and head offices - reception, web business, design, floors, bar, etc. - and management staff. This is truly remarkable, as the average for the sector, according to Hosteltur, the prestigious tourism information portal in our country, is around 35%.
"We foster an unhindered working environment for women, which allows equality to flourish naturally".
From the experience of having implemented an Equality Plan, Ana highlights the importance of offering employees, regardless of whether they are men or women, the same opportunities when it comes to accessing leave for childcare, promoting family reconciliation, or for training within the company, which firmly contributes to ensuring equality when it comes to professional growth within Servigroup Hotels.
By working in this way in our day-to-day work, we break down stereotypes and with the access of women to any position we achieve that images that decades ago were rare and attracted the attention of the client are now perfectly established in the collective imagination: "nowadays nobody is surprised to see a woman in charge of a hundred workers as the manager of a hotel or managing the bar of a bar, something unthinkable not so many years ago".
In short, it is a privilege for Ana to contribute to this commendable work that affects the whole of the society in which we live. Achieving real equality is the responsibility of each and every one of us, because small gestures can make a big difference. Join us!