In line with International Women’s Day this Friday the 8th of March, we spoke to four longstanding staff members to hear their views on being a women working at Anfi.
16 years at Anfi
PA to Managing Director Anfi Group
Sub-director Club Gran Anfi
Director Club Gran Anfi
Present position: Manager Hotel Area Anfi del Mar
In my experience Anfi has always welcomed women in the workplace, in fact over 65% of my team within the hotel division are female.
In Anfi’s early years there were less female managers and when I first took on the role as Director of Gran Anfi, I was usually the only woman on the training courses I attended, although I was always treated the same as my male colleagues.
Throughout the years more and more women have taken management roles within Anfi and today things are much more equal and it gives me great satisfaction to have been part of these advances.
As a mother of two young women, of whom one is following in my career path, I consider myself privileged to work amongst so many special people. Many of my team colleagues play much harder roles than I do and although my level of overall responsibility is somewhat greater than most, I’m certainly not special. I always aim to be flexible and understanding with my team as well as trying to lead by example.
Of course worldwide there is still a long way to go in regards to equality for women, and International Women’s Day highlights this – thankfully Anfi Resorts is moving in the right direction.
19 years at Anfi
Present position: Accounts Clerk
I have always felt Anfi provides a great working environment for women, being especially flexible for working mothers. This was especially important when my daughter Sasha was young, as I, like many foreigners working at Anfi, didn’t have a family support network to help me.
Since I began working in the accounts department 19 years ago, I have worked within a predominantly female team and we are currently sixteen women and three men. We are a strong team, having supported each other through births, weddings and deaths.
Even in the early years, there were prominent female managers in Anfi, and over time that amount has increased steadily – I think this says a lot for Anfi and I applaud it.
I will certainly be raising a toast to women all over the world this International Woman’s Day – so many women struggle each day and we mustn’t forget that.
20 Years at Anfi
Present Position: Accounts Supervisor
I came to Anfi straight from studying at a time when only Anfi Beach Club existed and when Club Puerto Anfi was being built. Many of the departments were crammed into one office and would hear the explosions as the mountainside was dynamited in preparation for the rest of the resort.
In Anfi there have always been lots of courses available and I’ve been given lots of opportunities to develop.
Women are valued equally in the company. Women aren’t treated differently and I’ve not had any bad experiences, compared to things that my friends tell me about other companies.
Anfi is my first work place and I look forward to future and seeing the Tauro project develop. My plans for the future? I would like to work here in Anfi until I retire!
I enjoy International Women’s Day. All my female colleagues (and many of my male colleagues too) despite their positions congratulate each other as equals.
10 Years in Anfi
Secretary Department of Food & Beverage
Commercial Centre & Marina: Control of Rents (Assistant to Director)
PA to Marketing Director
Present Position: Project Manager reporting to CEO
For me Anfi has provided a flexible work place where I’ve been able to grow and develop my skills and abilities.
As a woman I feel proud to work in Anfi – it’s a company that realises the importance of family life of female workers and defends equality.
I’ve just had a baby and came back 2 weeks ago after 5 months maternity leave. I have to learn to juggle my new family life – as a mother and as a working mother. I’ve received complete support from my colleagues and superiors and have been given a very warm welcome back.
International Women’s Day for me is a day to reflect and highlight that, unfortunately, not all women enjoy rights and equality. We can’t forget that.