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first_imgAccorHotelsibis Budget Sydney Olympic ParkInternational Women’s Day Image: Kristy Stanton and Simon McGrathAccorHotels has appointed Kristy Stanton as general manager of ibis Budget Sydney Olympic Park, a timely announcement given that today is International Women’s Day. Stanton is the company’s first Indigenous general manager.The appointment marks a milestone for AccorHotels Indigenous Employment Program, which reached over 500 employees nationally at the end of 2016.“I am humbled to be AccorHotels’ first Indigenous general manager and so grateful for the opportunity. I feel proud to be creating a pathway for more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, especially females within AccorHotels, and believe that the opportunities are endless, particularly with the support of the Group’s Indigenous Programs Team,” said Stanton.“Since taking on my role there are already other Indigenous employees – male and female aspiring to be in my position and already I can see they are more confident to be outspoken about their career goals rather than shying away from them.”AccorHotels Strategic Leaders Program is part of the group’s diversity strategy and the commitment to achieving greater gender diversity within senior leadership positions. The program focuses on developing new skills in areas of leadership, planning and analysis for female employees.“Kristy started with us in 2010 and it has been inspiring to see her progression from being a Welcomer at Pullman Sydney Olympic Park at age 19, to undertaking our Executive Leaders Program just four years later,” said COO Simon McGrath.“AccorHotels is a company that is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workforce and bridging the gender equality gap and it is days such as International Women’s Day which makes us reflect on our achievements and those of our female employees.”last_img