I was presented with many opportunities to grow personally and professionally within the organization.
- Joyce Lin, Assistant Manager, REIGN
I started my career with Fairmont Royal York as a server in 2016 and I have recently taken on a new role as an Assistant Food and Beverage Manager for REIGN Restaurant. My experience with Royal York has been nothing short of phenomenal, as I was presented with many opportunities to grow personally and professionally within the organization.
The most important role model to me is my mother. Growing up, she was always able to take great care of the family while thriving in her professional career. She is the strongest woman I know and she has helped shape who I am today. It is through my mother's example that I know the strength in empathy.
When I manage a negotiation, I try to place myself in the other person’s shoes. When you are able to see things from the other person’s perspective, you’re much more likely to come up with a solution that you both agree on. You never know what the other person is struggling with - especially after this pandemic. I know that empathy helps my colleagues succeed and grow. One of my aspirations is to become a member of the senior management team with Fairmont Royal York, and empathy is a strength I will carry throughout my professional career.
International Women’s Day is a day to acknowledge and honour women around the world for the contributions we make each day to society. We must continue to raise awareness and fight for gender equality. There’s still more to do and we can all play a part.