NewsMarch 7, 2023

Cora Cora Maldives Shines a Light on Women Empowerment and Equity in Celebration of International Women’s Day

As the world looks forward to celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women on International Women’s Day on Wednesday March 8th, the spotlight falls on the women blazing a trail for empowerment at Cora Cora Maldives. Through nurturing female talent in all areas of hospitality the multi-award-winning resort also brings into sharp focus the ‘Embrace Equity’ theme of International Women’s Day 2023 – where Equity recognises that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome. Individual needs are met so that each woman can be successful.

Since its inception Cora Cora Maldives has always been an innovator, the remarkable female staff at Cora Cora Maldives all have international hospitality experience and are from different countries around the globe, bringing diverse cultures and fascinating perspectives to the five-star resort. In addition to the all-female airport team and the all-female restaurant team at Ginger MoonÒ, many outstanding women make Cora Cora Maldives so very special and such an inspiring place to work.


Mara – Base Leader at TGI Dive & Water Sport Centre

Maldives is world-renowned for its diverse marine life and Mara from Italy is the Base Leader of TGI Dive & Water Sport Centre at Cora Cora Maldives. She is responsible for taking guests on a guided underwater adventure. “As a dive instructor the ocean is my every-day office. Working at Cora Cora Maldives, I feel free to be myself every day and to express and share my passions and this makes me happy, even when I face challenges – it’s a magical place to be.”

Sheryll – Manager at CoRa kids Club

Every member of the family at Cora Cora Maldives is treated as a priority to ensure every guest has an unforgettable trip and leaves with lifelong memories. Sheryll from the Philippines is the CoRa kids Club Manager and works with her wonderful team to create a fun and exciting activity schedule for children aged three to 12.

“I have worked in different places around the world and always felt as though something was missing. At Cora Cora Maldives, I feel complete – it really is one of the ‘World’s Leading Destinations’. I have the freedom to showcase my expertise, talent, and passion regardless of my age, race, or gender – a truly refreshing environment for a woman working in hospitality. Working in the CoRa kids Club, I see the wonderful interactions between mothers and children, and I am constantly inspired by mothers, particularly my own – her smile has the power to make me forget about my worries. Without my Mama Cindy, I wouldn’t be who I am today.”

Nus-Ha – Housekeeping Co-ordinator

Cora Cora Maldives prides itself on supporting the local community, particularly through female empowerment. Nus-Ha, the Housekeeping Co-ordinator, is Maldivian and considers working in her home country to be a true blessing. “Being from Maldives, I am grateful that my workplace has a stunning natural beauty. One of the best things about working at Cora Cora Maldives is being able to be close to my family – it is a true privilege. Cora Cora Maldives is a supportive and inclusive environment that values diversity and equality. There is a strong female power here where we lift each other up and have nothing but mutual respect.”

Layan – Demi Chef de Partie at Teien

In 2019, the National Bureau of Statistics reported that only 10% of employees in Maldives’ tourism and hospitality industry are women. Cora Cora Maldives is determined to change this and strongly believes that inspiring women from a young age is a solution. Layan from Maldives is a Demi Chef de Partie at Teien restaurant and follows this belief. “Being from Maldives is a great opportunity for me to learn about the tourism industry from a young age in one of the world’s leading destinations. I feel supported by my peers, but also from top management who help me create and achieve individual goals and growth.”

Marika – Assistant Restaurant Manager at Acquapazza

Not only does Cora Cora Maldives support and empower women, but women are also encouraged to strive for greatness and stand up for what they believe in. This is something Marika from Uzbekistan, the Assistant Restaurant Manager at Acquapazza  admires about the resort’s philosophy. “I always wanted to live by the ocean and explore island life, so I jumped at the opportunity to work at Cora Cora Maldives. Being part of the Green Globe community – the commitment to the environment and animals inspires me to reach for more. Cora Cora Maldives is by far the most gorgeous place I have ever worked and lived.”

Cora Cora Maldives is leading the change that others can follow. With all-female teams who inspire  their female colleagues and provide guests with exemplary customer service and sensational regional cuisine, it is demonstrating daily that its commitment to female empowerment and equity of opportunity is a top priority.