It's no secret that Human Resources has some of the only leadership roles that are predominantly female. It's also no secret that organizations are innovating the way they manage their workforces.
Whether it's in hospitality, healthcare, or any among the wide gamut of industries that exist, women leaders in HR positions are leading the way to momentous change in the Maldives.
Here are the 10 inspiring women leaders in the Maldives that are paving the way for the future of women and HR!
10 Inspiring Women Leaders of HR in the Maldives:
Aishath Thashkeel is a Human Resources Lecturer at Villa College, Malé, Maldives. Aishath has been working in the field of HR for over half a decade. As an HR leader and an educator herself, Aishath believes that to become an HR leaders requires quite a few important qualities.
Among the few she enumerates are:
- empathy and the ability to be approachable, have compassion, and open doors to conversations and solving problems.
- conscientiousness to match the nature of the work
- and the self-commitment to continuously learn and grow in the world of HR
Shahida Ahmed is the Human Resource Manager of Malé Water and Sewerage Company Pvt. Ltd. (MWSC). Shahida has successfully completed over two decades of professional work in the field of HR, along with raising her children.
As an experienced HR professional with years of HR work under her belt, Shahida has keenly observed the uniqueness of employees, their thinking and their manner of working. A challenging aspect of being an HR Manager is identifying people's talent, utilizing it effectively, and bringing them together as a team to achieve the organization's strategies and goals.
Fathimath Muna is the Director General of Maldives Media Council. She is a member of the HR Maldives' advisory board, and an established HR specialist with 14 years of service and public service experience. In 2019, Fathimath was awarded the prestigious Women at Work Leadership Award at The Address, Dubai Mall, Dubai, (UAE) at the Asian HR Leadership Awards.
Aishath Shifaza is the Corporate Human Resources & Training Manager at Samann Group, Maldives. Aishath has been an HR professional for a little over a decade, but it funnily wasn't her first career choice. It's her great interpersonal skills made her a great asset to the HR profession.
Aishath is a highly skilled HR administrator with specializations in recruitment and counseling, and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Practitioner.
Nani Rasheed is the Human Resources Manager at Conrad Rangali, Maldives. Nani's career as an HR professional spans 13 years and counting. As an HR professional in hospitality, Nani acknowledges the path to be a particularly challenging one, but has since gotten the opportunity to experience a wide gamut of HR duties from compensation to benefits to learning and development. Among these, recruitment is her strongest area of expertise.
Aminath Mohamed is the Chief Human Resources Officer at ADK Hospital, Maldives. She was the winner of the HR Rising Star of the Year award in 2019. As CHRO for the largest private hospital in the country, Aminath's professional goal is to support the Hospital’s vision, mission and core values.
Aminath Shaly is the Director of Talent & Culture at Siyam World, Maldives. Her passion for HR resulted in a career that spans over a decade. She has also won many prestigious awards which includes HR Minds 2017- Top Global 100, Most Influential 20016- Global HR 100 and 50 Most Talented HR Leaders 2017 & 2018.
Aminath has been described as an HR powerhouse and a role model for women in and beyond the Maldives.
Izmeera Shiham is the Secretary General of the Judicial Services Commission, Maldives. Izmeera started her HR career more than a decade ago, and in fact found her passion in HR work after joining the Tsunami Recovery Programme in UNDP in 2005.
Izmeera's specialization lies in Strategic HR Planning and Change Management. She was selected as the 50 most talented HR Leaders of the Maldives and being selected as a SAI Young Leader by Intosai Development Initiative.
Fazna Mansoor is the Director of Human Resources at Ooredoo Maldives. Fazna is an HR professional with over 20 years of experience across all HR verticals. She is well versed in the transformation of traditional HR to a business enabler and the digital way of working.
Fazna was awarded for 50 Most talented HR Professional in Maldives in the year 2018, and has been a huge part of accomplishments in HR excellence during her tenure at Ooredoo Maldives.
Zahaan Ashraf is the Learning and Development Manager at Housing Development Corporation, Maldives. Winner of the HR Practitioner of the Year award in 2019, Zahaan garners a decade of experience as a Human Resource professional. Her expertise lies in Human Resource Development, Policy making and Performance Management.