To celebrate #internationalwomensday during Bold #womensweek we put the spotlight on the strong and inspirational women behind Bold.
From Housekeeping to Marketing: we caught up with nine superwomen working in different departments about their dreams and wishes and their perspectives on working in hospitality.
We are exceptionally proud to have countless inspiring females on board. Nonetheless, we made it our mission to provide an equal, inclusive and diverse work environment. Our value-driven leadership supports and empowers not only women, but every single team member to unlock their potential and succeed in the hospitality industry of tomorrow.
Equal Pay, equality and real careers are on your agenda, too? Then join the tribe!
Moni is strong. Born in Bosnia, she fled her war-suffering home to Germany being only a child. After being deported, she went to Croatia and graduated with a Master's Degree in Hotelmanagemt. We are grateful that then, more than five years ago, she became part of the Bold Community working at the front office of Bold Frankfurt Messe. Today, she manages the Hotel alongside Hotel Manager Sebastian.
Ambitious. Loyal. Team player.
At Bold, absolutely no differences are made in terms of gender, origin or appearance. I am simply Moni here. Our team is diverse, multicultural and it feels like one big community. We work together as equals and it's just fun.
It means being free and courageous, speaking your opinion openly and accepting those of others.
Bold gave me the love of my life: Miro. I met him here and we are still a happy couple.
I am a genuine organisation queen.
My mum. She is just so strong and has always done the best for us.
I would say to myself: Have courage! I was much too shy when I was younger and in the end, it wasn't necessary. Bold is the best example that no one has to pretend anything to succeed.
Born in India, Sandeep relocated to Germany a couple of years ago, after graduating from Uni. Right then she became part of the Bold Campus team. As a front-office agent, she loves working with people, the direct contact with guests and creating an unforgettable stay for them.
I am a Front Office Agent, Journalist, CEO, social Activist and Mom.
Not a single word of German. Never worked in Hospitality. But a big dream. When I left India, I was accepted at Bold right away - despite being a mother and not speaking the language. And I became a strong, powerful woman with a clear identity.
I can read people's minds. Literally. I know what they want before they do. I'm often able to anticipate other peoples' wishes early on and make them happen. I like making people happy.
High Heels and linguistics. That's Marie-Louise. She grew up trilingually and spent several years in France and England. Marie-Luise manages Bold Munich Centre and Bold Munich Giesing. She loves to get things done.
Crazy. Nosy. Bold.
It's sometimes exhausting, to work in a male-dominated industry. But that's not the case at Bold. Many leading positions are held by women. Weare easy-going, respectful and great with each other.
It means making fearless decisions and sometimes jumping into the deep end. And it also means swimming against the tide and standing by your decisions, even if you have to bear the consequences.
For the world, I wish that we no longer need something like International Women's Day. I wish for a life without envy, but with equality. For all genders.
Its actually really funny. In my yearbook at the final year in uni, we had to describe each other. Quite a few people wrote about me: "Always be bold!". Well, here I am doing what I do.
If Julia isn't organising events or taking care of guests at Bold Campus, she is most likely to be found out and about in nature with Labrador Ben, her furry companion. Julia basically was born into gastronomy and still thrives on making events happen.
Organised. Fearless. Strong-willed.
Spontaneously, I'd say we all need to talk more: People, Colleagues, Hotels, internally & externally. Additionally, like many others, we suffer from an acute shortage of skilled staff in the hotel industry.
We don't have one of those old-school hierarchies. We are all on eye level. Amongst the team and with the guests. And we can actually be who we are.
A bar on an island with only ten inhabitants. Everything to be in order and structure.
Do everything exactly the way you did - only with much more self-confidence.
Women empower women with open and honest appreciation. This also applies to my team and our employees. It strengthens self-confidence and creates an environment of empowered females.
Hannah Montana Fangirl and creative Wizzard. Samira loves to explore the globe and get to know other cultures. As part of the marketing department, she loves shooting ideas and obsessing over things.
Bold is my second home. I feel safe here and welcomed every day. I love giving free rein to my creativity and working on different tasks every day.
Daring to risk new things and have the courage to do things differently. At Bold, you don't have to be afraid of being a re-invented version of yourself each day.
I really wanted to become a singer. I was a huge Hannah Montana fan and even got a microphone for my 6th birthday ;).
My mum. She is a very strong person with a tough character. Without her, I wouldn't be the person I am today. Thanks to her, I have both feet on the ground and I don't let anyone drag me down. She shows me that I am special and that I don't have to pretend in order to achieve my goals.
Visiting Japan one day.
Yvonne is a force of nature and gets things done. As the niece of two hotel managers, dog lover Yvonne was able to get a taste of hotel life at an early age. Today, she runs Bold Campus near Frankfurt with passion, courage and her exceptional team.
Loud. Quick. Emotional.
At Bold, equality between men and women is guaranteed. Even better, many of our management positions are held by women. I am perceived as a role model here, which makes me very happy. There are also great opportunities to support each other and to encourage other women in what they do.
Being brave is better than being perfect. And also being allowed to admit mistakes. It takes courage to be creative and to dare to do something new.
Enthusiasm and courage.
Do everything we have renounced for the last two years. Above all, being light-hearted in all we choose to do.
Petya was born in Bulgaria and comes from a genuine gastronomic family. She has already worked in the hotel industry in several countries. At Bold Hotels, as Executive Housekeeper, she is leading the housekeeping team in Munich with passion and commitment.
Self-confident. Disciplined. Heartfelt.
I love that every day is a new challenge. Every day is different and extremely varied.
It means being cheeky and playful at times. And always having a wink in your eye.
If I had joined the criminal investigation police, like I wanted to as a child, there wouldn't be any criminals left in Munich.
Live your life always 100%. You never know what's going to happen.
Radiant Jasmin was born and raised in the Taunus region and is not only a Bold Woman but also a wonderful Mum. Together with the rest of the team, she rocks the Bold Kitchen and is bringing the best from the region to the plates day after day.
Humorous. Structured. Lovable.
Even though our kitchen team is heavily dominated by men, I feel taken seriously as a woman at Bold. Equality is extremely important here.
I had a hard time settling in on my first day. Fortunately, my colleague Pavina approached me directly to help and support me. I have very fond memories of that.
Don't let anyone try to tell you that you're not good enough. You are good enough. You are the best!
We are in this together. We need to support each other and motivate each other.
I really want to go skiing with my daughter.
During her studies in tourism management, Miss Sunshine Ritha was already able to get to know several departments at Bold Hotels in Munich. What she likes most about working in the hotel industry is meeting different people every day and making many new experiences.
Patient. Positive. Sunshine.
I think it's great that at Bold, colleagues are also friends. Besides, the work here is super educational. Because of the really flat hierarchies, I always have a sense of belonging and feel very welcomed.
It feels like sparkling water. For me being Bold means being young at heart, refreshing and full of energy.
I have always wanted to work in the hotel industry. As a child, I went to Disneyland with my parents. That's when I realised: One day, I would like to create such magical moments for others myself.
It's is not that bad and your dreams do not come with an expiration date.