Position of leaders is not always filled in by men, but also by women. Tantiarini Hidayati is one of the evidences. This woman born on June 17, 1968 has become one of the career women in the hospitality industry. This graduate of the Master of Science (M.Sc.) program at the Scottish Hotel School, Strathclyde University, United Kingdom is not only present as an inspiring figure among the women but also a passionate motivator.
Previously, Tantiarini started her career at the Hotel Santika Yogyakarta. Then, her career developed in the region of Yogyakarta and Jakarta such as at Le Meridien Hotel as Director of Sales, Director of Sales and Marketing at Mercure Convention Center, Jakarta, Executive Assistant Manager at Novotel Yogyakarta, Executive Assistant Manager at Mercure Jakarta and then she has been believed to be the General Manager (GM) at Ibis Styles Bali Kuta Dewi Sri since March 2013.
She said, in addition to having the task of managing Ibis Styles incorporated in the Accor Group, she was also believed to be the Committee Leader for the program known as the Woman at Accor Generation for Bali-Lombok region. “I joined the Accor Group in 2003 as it has good career development. Here, I am also believed to be the Committee Leader of the Sales and Marketing to promote the Accor Hotels in Bali,” she said.
According to her, the programs of Accor were very interesting, especially the Woman at Accor Generation program. “This program is intended to educate women around the world to become a leader such as General Manager. For Bali-Lombok region, there have been 90 participants from each department head of the hotel,” she said.
The focus of this program, she said, was how to develop leadership skills for GM candidates to compete. “Now, we are entering the era of globalization. Men and women have the same position and even opportunity to pursue education as high as possible. Unfortunately, the percentage of women filling the position of GM remains far behind the men,” she explained.
On that account, this energetic woman assisted by her team continued to encourage women to constantly expose themselves, improve leadership skills, increase self-confidence and public speaking skills ranging from mentoring process, sharing session to review. “This is a challenge for me. When successfully motivating and making the GM candidates achieve their goal, therein my satisfaction occurs,” she added. (BTN/ocha)