Male’ Maldives, 16th March 2023 – The award-winning resort of The Lux Collective, LUX* South Ari Atoll is a favourite destination resort for all occations. This year the Lux collective’s beloved LUX* South Ari Atoll  welcomed extraordinary guests for Women’s Day celebrated on the 8th of March.

Photo Credits | LUX* South Ari Atoll

Following the tradition, the renowned island resort has hosted inspiring changemakers and thought leaders, who  contribute to development of the Maldives, each in her own field. This year, the guests were invited for an  Extraordinary Quest with pop-up surprises and hosted workshops designed to guide them on a new approach  to daily routine.

Six women of different nationalities, professions and positions made it to the “extraordinary winners” list: Ajna  Shareef – Aero Marketing Manager at Maldives Airports Company Limited, Shaistha Mohamed – MSP  Engagement Strategist at Noo Raajje, Elisabeth Gressl – founder & designer of LANALA Swimwear, Mary  Halym – self-made artist & owner of Kakuni Studio, Viktoriia Lavrinets – Lead Safety & Sustainability Consultant  at NSURE, and Aishath Alaa Abdul Hannan – Deputy Manager of Corporate Strategy & Business Development  at Trans Maldivian Airways. All of them shine brightly in their industries, supporting the Maldives towards a successful and sustainable future. 

Photo Credits | LUX* South Ari Atoll

The unique journey started with a healthy snacks workshop at Umami restaurant, following a self-pampering  class at LUX* ME Spa and an island tour. After an engaging Maldivian cooking class at the resort’s Herb  Garden, the quest concluded with a celebration ceremony and symbolic presentation of the Extraordinary  Women certification. With special gifts from the resort collected during the quest, the participants will be able  to continue new self-care practices back at home.

“Every year, we invite inspiring women from different industries across the country to celebrate their successes.  From running a small business, teaching art, or rocking the corporate world, we want to appreciate their  contribution, which is very valuable to the Maldives. We find it truly beautiful that both local and expat ladies  from many nationalities call the islands their home and work together to make the Maldives shine”, said  Anastasiya Babenko, Marketing & PR Manager of LUX* South Ari Atoll.

Photo Credits | LUX* South Ari Atoll

The lux collective has always been proudly supporting women in their professional and personal growth, empowering them to excel. Recently accredited as the Great Place to Work, the group firmly believes in the importance of inclusion  and emphasizes #EmbraceEquity, thereby discovering and nurturing talented women leaders across different  departments and levels wherever it operates globally.

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