We are Women - AccorHotels Solidarity Endowment Fund
AccorHotels is committed to fight against the economic and social exclusion of extremely disadvantaged people through professional insertion, through its endowment fund Solidarity AccorHotels.
To celebrate March 8, International Women's Day, Elle magazine Foundation has set up this original concept spotlighting the stories of 11 women whose emancipation is a victory. These touching portraits, retracing the exemplary path of women who have been excluded, abused or marginalized, reveal the importance of the work carried out throughout the year by the charities supported by corporate foundations. Filmed in an intimate setting by Nils Tavernier, documentary and feature-film director, these women recount how they managed, with true courage, to use the violence as fuel to bounce back and transform their pain into success.
Hafidha Sahal is one of them, and is currently following the "Des Etoiles et des Femmes" training programme of La Table of Cana in Marseille. This project, supported by Solidarity AccorHotels,enables twelve women from the city's north districts to receive high-end catering professional training. Hafidha is currently an intern in the kitchens of the Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port under Chef Dominique Frérad. She speaks about her tough life story and describes, with emotion and clear-sightedness, how this training programme has truly changed in her life.
AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,500 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries.
Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the in-demand economy brands including ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. With an unmatched collection of brands and a rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world's most rewarding hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels.
AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.
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