In conjunction with International Women’s Day, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa released its first-ever podcast episode. Themed “Women Empower Women”, the podcast addresses gender equality in the Maldives and the influence of Marriott International as a global force behind driving women’s empowerment.

Joining the conversation are three panellists, each one accredited as experts in their field:

  • Rivero Delgado, Area Vice President for Singapore, Malaysia and Maldives of Marriott International
  • Yasmeen Rasheed, Assistant Resident Representative of the Democratic Governance Unit, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Maldives
  • Aysha Hussain Shihab from Hope for Women, a non-governmental organization (NGO) working for gender equality and women’s rights in the Maldives

We hope to provide listeners with a glimpse of who we are, not just as hoteliers but as people who live, work and help build communities. We hope to offer a taste of our piece of haven here in the Maldives.

Emilio Fortini, General Manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.

With an emphasis on community, these series explore a wide range of topics that range from diversity inclusion, gender equality, sustainability initiatives as well as lifestyle, travel, dining, and holidaying in the Maldives. Moreover, the monthly podcast series will be made available on Spotify. Click HERE to listen to Sheraton Maldives’ podcast.

About United Nations Development Program Maldives

UNDP has been a trusted development partner of the Maldives for over 40 years. Among other important issues, one of the key priorities has been to help achieve the eradication of poverty, inequality, and discrimination. Further information can be found on

About Hope For Women

Hope for Women (HFW) is a non-governmental organization in the Maldives, registered in 2010, working towards ending all forms of violence against women and domestic violence, while also promoting gender equality and women’s participation in public life. HFW’s activities are mostly project-based with funding from a few well-wishing individuals and organizations.

However, it is exploring other avenues for resource mobilization to sustain the functioning of the organization and expand the scope of its work, in particular, impacting public policy and improving outreach.

About Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is situated on the private island of Furanafushi in the Republic of Maldives, a 15-minute speedboat ride away from Velana International Airport. The resort is among the first resorts to offer complimentary transfers to its discerning guests. The five-star resort offers 176 guest rooms designed to blend into the surrounding turquoise waters, pristine beaches and lush greenery.

In addition to 7 unique restaurants and bars, the Shine Spa for Sheraton located on its very own island and 3 outdoor tropical freshwater pools, the resort caters for all guests and is the perfect destination for honeymooners, families with young children or teens and solo travellers alike.

Nightly rates at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa (; +960 664 2010) start from $400/£315 per night based on 2 people sharing a Deluxe Garden View King Room on a B&B basis.

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