Hema Odedra: Assistant Destination Manager, Virgin Holidays

Role: Building a worldwide product range to create unforgettable experiences for our customers.

What is the secret of your success: A combination of hard work, passion for my job and a great team.

What women have inspired you?  I have a family full of strong women who have been my role models growing up and have been lucky enough to have been inspired by some strong women in the workplace too.

How do you think women’s equality has evolved and what needs to happen next?  I think women’s equality has come a long way thanks to women like Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt fighting for equality way before it was publicly spoken about.

It’s important for us to educate the new generation on what true equality means for the world and what we can do to contribute to this.

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