Diageo Empowering Women through Learning

Diageo Moet Hennessey December 2013 December 2016

As part of Diageo MOET Hennessy’s Plan W Initiative to empower two million women throughout the Asia Pacific region by 2017, Diageo MOET Hennessy partnered with Kenan to create the Empowering Women through Learning project.

The three-year project focuses on addressing the underlying issues of gender inequality in Thailand’s service industry by providing capacity building trainings to female hospitality industry workers in Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, and Phuket. Kenan’s industry-specific trainings and curriculums, developed during the pilot phase of the project with the Hilton Hotel Group, empower female hospitality workers by improving their teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and conflict management skills, as well as addressing their workplace awareness of sexual harassment. Since beginning in August of 2014, the project has trained 662 women, who averaged a 21% increase in their understanding of training-related content. These results are useful for designing future activities and demonstrate that participants are gaining the skills they need to develop both personally and professionally.

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