Exclusive Trusted Magazine Q&A with Wejdan Yamani, Director of Marketing Communications @ Marriott International.
How could you describe your career path in few words?
It was a long journey filled with excitement, learning, and personal growth. It is a great pleasure to be part of such international companies as SONY, Hyatt, Booking.com and Marriott. Each one of these organizations has taught me something different.
What was your most challenging experience and it has changed your mindset?
When I first experienced the hospitality industry, my outlook on life changed, especially in a multinational setting. It taught me to accept and respect people of various cultures. As a woman, it is also not easy to work in a male-dominated environment. In my opinion, successful women leaders speak out constantly and express their opinions. A career in this field is challenging every day, but it is also enjoyable.
What’s the most important key success factor for you based on your experience?
When you don't feel passionate about your work or don't feel like you want to wake up and do it every morning, then it's not for you. Maintaining passion, learning as you go, being confident and keeping focused on your goal are essential; you may feel depressed or overwhelmed at times, but don't let it keep you down. Don't forget that sometimes you have to disconnect to reconnect.