Hilton's Hellen Lebone to speak at HR Indaba

Hellen has been involved in developing women in the workplace

Hellen Lebone, the Regional HR Director Africa & Indian Ocean at Hilton, has joined the growing list of speakers for the inaugural HR Indaba, which will be happening on 3 October 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Hellen has over 15 years’ experience across a variety of sectors, including hospitality, information technology, petrochemicals, and financial services sectors, working with both local and multi-national companies. 

 

At Hilton, she has been directly involved with the group’s professional development programs, which aim to train the next generation of leaders and ensure that women are well represented throughout the organisation.  Hilton has a commitment to attracting and developing women in the workplace. Late in 2016, for example, Hilton implemented a 12-month work integrated internship programme that saw 60 learners, 48 of whom were women, given an opportunity to gain experience in various departments across Hilton’s 5 hotels in the country.

 

 

 

With teams in over 104 countries and territories around the world, diversity is something is a key focus for Hilton and a topic on which Hellen can share many valuable insights.  

 

Hellen grew up on the outskirts of Pretoria and counts her spirituality amongst her key values. She is a mother of two boys, who have had to get used to a mother who travels frequently. She believes that it is important to have a strong support system when one is a successful career woman and, for her, that has been her husband who makes it a bit easier when she is travelling on business.  When she is not hard at work, Hellen enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, connecting with friends and also dedicates some of her time to her passions of mentoring young ladies and public speaking.