WiH Global ('WiH') stands for women in hospitality and is a global not-for-profit and best-in-class community who believe that by collaborating, we can have greater impact and raise the game to create a hospitality industry which is more diverse and inclusive. The WiH global community includes members cross-segment who Build, Fund, Operate and Advise (‘BFOA’) in hospitality. WiH is midway through announcing the first intake of 500 global members (450 women & 50 men) across Americas, EMEA and APAC. The curated community targets members from as many companies in the industry as feasible (target 400 companies in the 500 members) to ensure discussions represent varied perspectives and the global community drives for positive change with purpose and impact.
Key pillars are mentoring, knowledge share and outreach.
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.
To all WiH members, please reach out to inspiring colleagues in firms not yet represented in WiH as we target 400 companies across the industry in our community of 500 members. (See current list of firms represented)
Mar - WiH Speaker Training session launch 19th March with Stephen Sackur (see LinkedIn under 'events' for details)
Apr - Speaker Training session TTBC, Global Market Talks TTBC (all)
May - Mentor programme rollout for new members commences, WiH Market Talks TTBC (members only)
June - all 500 members onboarded and global launch of online platform