RLH Corporation Celebrates Women in Leadership and Learning Program
According to research commissioned by the
The WILL program is open to all women within the organization and is designed to empower participants, mentor female employees to grow in a supportive sub-environment of the organization, support building a foundation of responsibility, exemplify a commitment to place women in a position to take on further key leadership roles and allow women to share what they learn in workshops and pay it forward.
“A driver of WILL is to continue to be progressive in workplace opportunities for women and our entire organization,” said
“The program is based on the vision of our CEO,
Participants explore a collection of personal growth topics using TED Talks and articles as learning materials. Group participants are encouraged to choose a short-term goal each month based on the topic, journal, and share their results. Participants are encouraged to share their learning and growth with their teams.
Developing programs like WILL are consistent with the idea of empowering all employees, not just women. In 2018,
“RLHC is certainly an empowering company for women and I would add also for all employees,” Humphreys says. “I wouldn’t limit the impact just to women. If you consider what RLHC represents and the culture that its leadership is building, the organization is very progressive and empowering. RLHC is seeking individuals who want to make a meaningful difference and who are passionate about their careers.”
Simi believes diversity only makes the company stronger. “When you think about travel, the majority of people who book are women,” she says. “So, it is very important for a company to have a strong match to the customer base. It just helps make better decisions to have different perspectives and different backgrounds at the table. Diversity brings stronger decisions out of a range of experiences, opinions and ideas.”
Empowering women, fostering peer-to-peer relationships and developing new leaders at the corporate level are all significant steps in making RLHC an even more progressive and close-knit company. These steps will make the company stronger in the future.
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