Why are women hotel general managers still so rare? We ask 5 from Hong Kong and Vietnam

The hospitality industry has long lagged behind others when it comes to women holding the top jobs, notably as hotel general managers.“It’s a very white, male industry,” says Dr Lalia Rach, founding dean of the hospitality programme at New York University, in the United States. “Is it changing? Yes. But it is changing glacially. Is it right and appropriate that so few women are GMs throughout the world? Of course not; there is no justification for continuing what we know are antiquated beliefs,…

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