Marriott International recently held its 3rd annual Asia Pacific Women in Leadership Conference in Hong Kong. The two-day conference, held at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, is part of Marriott’s longstanding goal of bringing women together in Asia to share experiences, challenge thinking and inspire each other to achieve their goals and aspirations. Since becoming the world’s largest hotel group, the Marriott family has grown to 500,000 employees globally. Having women in leadership positions is a vital part of Marriott International’s strategy for growth and success. Ever since the pioneering works of Marriott’s co-founder Alice S. Marriott in 1927, the company has sought to benefit from the leadership and talents of women. At Marriott, women hold nearly 36% of Board of Directors positions. In Asia Pacific, close to 40% of the company’s managers are women. The number of women General Managers has increased by 70% in the past two years and there is a strong pipeline of future women General Managers who will be supporting the growth of Marriott in the region. To read more about the conference at Travel Daily News, click here.