WiH has already hosted dozens of panels, initiated a mentoring programme in collaboration with WiHTL, partnered with leading global hospitality conferences to promote more diverse and inclusive panels and launched a global women’s representation survey to provide insight into women and ethnic minority representation in the industry.
Once all members are announced, WiH members will all be onboarded to partake in mentoring and participate in topical webinars and discussions, speaker training sessions and outreach initiatives to support the next generation wishing to join the hospitality industry.
Please follow our Events page on LinkedIn to register for upcoming events. Free and open to all.
We thank Bench Events and Questex for their support with our marketing efforts and representation report and all members who have contributed to WiH's growth.
'WiH' (initially meaning Women in Hotels) was founded by Lissa Engle (LE) in April 2020 as a means for colleagues to connect and have a sense of community during lockdown. Given growing interest in the WiH community, in October 2020, WiH changed to stand for Women in Hospitality and the non-profit ‘WiH Global' was officially formed.
LE's company Berkeley Capital Group (BCG) has funded start-up and running costs so that members can enjoy free access.
To grow from strength to strength, WiH will reach out to sponsors for specific global initiatives which require further capital.