Newly Launched Report: Women and Ethnic Minority Representation in the Hospitality Industry
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.
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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 Global is a non profit that does so much for women in the hospitality industry with professional development and more. They promote diversity and inclusiveness in our industry. This is one of the finest organisations for women to be a part of the hospitality industry globally. They've added a lot of value to me professionally'
'I’m really proud to be a part of this great group. Hotels and hospitality are facing one of the world’s greatest challenges. Working together we learn how to cope with challenges we’ve never faced before. Ultimately hospitality will come back strong and groups like ours can share their knowledge of how to strive, survive and thrive'
'A huge honor and an extraordinary chance to be considered for joining such an amazing and unique initiative. A great group of experts in the field with an infinite willingness to help, guide, mentor and build better experts for the future.'
'I am delighted to be a part of this initiative which aims to make hotels and hospitality better for everyone by recognising the role and contribution of women and by working to better inclusiveness and diversity for all. Great work'
'In just one year, the trajectory of WiH has been impressive. I’m thrilled to be part of a fantastic diverse network on so many levels'
'Such an important initiative for our industry and honored to be amongst such a powerful group of people from around the world'
'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 leads WiH with the support of 2 PT volunteers and member contribution. Her firm Berkeley Capital Group (BCG) has funded all 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 initiatives which require further capital.