Working Women

Working Women

Rafaaf Wahid

Restaurant Hostess, Hurawalhi Island Resort If there’s a story that breaks stereotypes, it’s Rafaaf Wahid’s. A 21-year-old from Lhaviyani Naifaru, she joined Hurawalhi in May 2018 soon after finishing A-Levels at Villa International High School in Male’. At high school, she wanted to continue studying tourism but it didn’t materialise […]

Working Women

Shihalini Rajaratnam

Front Office Manager, Amari Havodda Maldives Are awards meaningful? Yes, when they highlight the efforts of those on the sidelines, especially women hoteliers. Colombo native Shihalini Rajaratnam was recently recognised by the Singapore-based hotelier award platform Stelliers. Shihalini is vivacious, a natural leader who cares about the welfare of all […]

Working Women

Rochelle Moreno

Former Spa Manager at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Life is often bewildering and always uncertain. It’s cruelly indifferent to people’s goals, their dreams. It’s perfectly understandable that some end up bitter and resentful from bearing the brunt of life’s vicissitudes. Rochelle Moreno could have been one of them. Her […]

Working Women

Amal Gaafar

Born in Saudi Arabia to Egyptian parents, Amal Gaafar grew up between the GCC countries and Egypt. After a BA in mass communication at Cairo University, she quickly embarked on a career in the hospitality industry. In spite of her youth, she’s held a number of senior positions with local […]

Working Women

Fathimath Shaazleen (Shaaz)

To see women in top positions at resorts, especially Maldivians, is like the sighting of a rare celestial event. It’s a subject we touch on over the course of the interview. Shaaz grew up in Male’ not too long ago; she is one of those people who’re open and welcoming […]

Working Women

Working Women: Aishath Afra (Ana)

Aishath Afra (Ana) is the co-founder and managing director of Resort Fitness Maldives, a company that provides fitness equipment and services to the resorts in the Maldives. Hotel Insider caught up with Ana to have a chat about the triumphs and trials of her career that’s now spanned more than […]