How Can We Amplify the Voices and Achievements of Women Across Cultures and Generations? We have interviewed six charismatic women from Aloft Kathmandu.

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Namuna Kalika Pandey
My name is Namuna Kalika Pandey currently serving as the Associate Director of Recreation at Aloft Kathmandu Thamel with a rich history spanning 19 years, I have had the privilege of contributing to the field of hospitality in various capacities. My professional trajectory has not been without its share of challenges, both personally and career-wise. However, my unwavering determination, coupled with a commitment to continuous growth, has been instrumental in overcoming obstacles and reaching the position I hold today.  In addition to my professional endeavors, I take great pride in being a devoted mother of two wonderful children and relish the joys of a harmonious married life There is many ways to amplify the voices and achievements of women, However, I would like to highlight on storytelling campaign, showcasing women’s personal and professional journeys on social media platforms, blogs, or newsletters to create a collective narrative. Women’s stories communicate what statistics cannot. Stories forge connections and create impact across cultures, time zones, and generations. They can generate empathy, expand understanding, and spread knowledge. Often, women are the storytellers within our families and communities, keepers of our legends, and wisdom teachers. They know the power of storytelling as a tool: it can soothe a crying child, preserve oral tradition, and challenge the status quo. 
Dipti Sodari
I am Dipti Sodari, a seasoned hospitality professional currently serving as the Front Office Manager at Aloft Kathmandu Thamel. With 9 years of industry expertise, i have honed my skills at prestigious establishments such as Shangri-La Kathmandu , Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu, and Dusit Princess Kathmandu. 
To amplify the voices and achievements we need to educate others about the contributions of women in various fields and culture.  Women can support each other by sharing experience and offering guidance which can create the opportunities for other women to succeed. Create an opportunity for women to lead and excel in their chosen field and recognizing their impact and inspiring others. Women can serve as role models for other women, showing that success is achievable while staying true to oneself. 
Rimpee Bajracharya
I'm Rimpee, and I've been immersed in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. As the Director of Sales, I'm passionate about creating unforgettable experiences for travelers. My love for traveling fuels my dedication to delivering exceptional service and helping others explore the world. Whether it's finding the perfect accommodation or planning an exciting itinerary, I'm here to make every journey memorable. As a female director of sales in the corporate sector of the hospitality industry, I believe in amplifying the voices and achievements of women across cultures and generations through various initiatives.  In hospitality, we can uplift women's voices and achievements through a range of initiatives. This includes hosting leadership forums and showcasing women-owned businesses, alongside mentorship and networking programs that support career growth and connect women from diverse backgrounds. Recognizing and showcasing women's accomplishments through internal and external channels is crucial for visibility and inspiration. Additionally, providing access to education and training opportunities helps develop essential skills for career advancement. Diversity training ensures inclusivity, while networking events foster connections, and recognition awards celebrate accomplishments. Tailored leadership development programs further empower women to advance, collectively amplifying their contributions and fostering a more inclusive industry environment.


Monika Basnet
I'm Monika Basnet, proud to be the General Manager Secretary at Aloft Kathmandu. In my role, I facilitate effective communication and coordination. Finding satisfaction in the dynamic hospitality sector, I appreciate the impact of my contributions. Outside of work, I strike a balance through music and socializing, enhancing my enthusiasm and creativity for each workday. Committed to excellence, I look forward to advancing my journey at Aloft Hotel, contributing to the team's success, and ensuring memorable guest experiences.
On Women's Day, it's crucial to highlight the experiences of working women worldwide. To share their stories better, we need workplaces that support everyone with equal opportunities and a focus on work-life balance. Featuring successful women in leadership, implementing fair policies, and offering mentorship programs can motivate and empower the upcoming generation of female professionals. Dealing with challenges like the gender pay gap and career obstacles involves everyone working together for genuine gender equality. Advocacy, representation, and creating inclusive environments help create a fairer work setting. This ensures that women's voices and accomplishments are appreciated across cultures and generations, promoting a workplace valuing diversity and inclusion.
Suarpana Shahi
I'm Suarpana Shahi, proudly navigating the dynamic role of Marketing Manager at Aloft Kathmandu Thamel. 
International Women's Day is a vibrant celebration of women's achievements, resilience, and the ongoing fight for gender equality. Across cultures and generations, this day serves as a powerful reminder of the incredible contributions women have made to society. To ensure that these voices and accomplishments are not just heard but amplified, here are some effective ways to do just that, with the support of men as allies.
Firstly, let's debunk a myth: feminism isn't about hating men. It's about advocating for gender equality and dismantling the barriers that hold women back. So, men, fear not! You can be proud feminists too. One way to amplify women's voices is by actively listening and sharing their stories. Whether it's in the workplace, at home, or in social settings, creating space for women to speak up and be heard is crucial. Men can play a vital role in this by being attentive listeners and amplifying the voices of the women around them.Another way to celebrate women across cultures and generations is by hosting inclusive events and discussions. From panel discussions to film screenings featuring diverse female voices, there are countless opportunities to showcase the richness and diversity of women's experiences. And men can be invited too! After all, gender equality is everyone's issue.
Let's not forget about the power of education and awareness. By learning about women's history, achievements, and ongoing struggles, we can better understand the importance of amplifying their voices. Men can educate themselves and others about feminism and the fight for gender equality, becoming active allies in the process. And finally, let's remember that celebrating women doesn't mean hating men. It's about recognizing the value of all genders and working together to create a more inclusive and equitable world for everyone.
So, this International Women's Day, let's amplify the voices and achievements of women across cultures and generations, with men proudly standing by our side as allies. After all, when we lift each other up, we all rise together. Cheers to gender equality and a brighter, more inclusive future for all!
Shivani Shah
My name is Shivani Shah and I am the Assistant Human Resources Manager at Aloft Kathmandu Thamel. I have been developing myself as an HR Professional and have over 5 years of experience in this field, with the support and encouragement of a wonderful team and colleagues.
Exploring Women's Day: How Can We Amplify the Voices and Achievements of Women Across Cultures and Generations?
As we commemorate International Women's Day, it's a time to honor the impactful narratives of women across generations. From past pioneers, all known or hidden, to present trailblazers, their voices paint a picture of resilience and progress.
For young women like me, these stories inspire us while reminding us of the challenges ahead. Yet, it's equally crucial to amplify the voices of contemporary women in our communities.
Every woman possesses a compelling story—the unsung heroes who shape our families and neighborhoods and ultimately our loves even. Whether it's a devoted mother, a multitasking professional, a passionate activist, or a pioneering entrepreneur, or any woman in whichever walk of her life, their voices merit recognition and a well-deserved round of applause.
In Nepal, women have long been the cornerstone of society, yet their voices often remain marginalized. Despite challenges and resource constraints, Nepal is forging ahead towards gender equality and women's empowerment.
Community support is vital, ensuring women's voices are heard. Education empowers, while healthcare access and economic opportunities foster well-being and independence.
Economic empowerment, facilitated by microfinance and entrepreneurial training, enables women to drive change.  Encouraging political engagement and challenging harmful customs further drive progress. By celebrating cultural heritage and fostering dialogue, we pave the way for a more inclusive society.
Let us work towards bridging the generational divides through mentorship and dialogue, ensuring diverse voices are heard. As a society we need to renew our commitment to honoring and amplifying women's voices, united in our pursuit of equality.