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Celebrating National Women's Friendship Day


After a year-plus of Zoom calls, technical difficulties, and a ton of additional planning to ensure that everyone was meeting safely, I’m overjoyed to say that our very first Women Leading Travel & Hospitality in-person event was a success! Words cannot express how incredibly energizing and exciting it was to be surrounded by such impressive...

Don’t Be a Victim of 'The Great Resignation'


Can you imagine being one of the people at Google charged with tracking trends? “Whoa! Hey Sally! Check this out … 4.6 billion people just searched ‘How to write a resignation letter.’ OK, I made that figure up, but seriously. People are mic dropping all over the workforce. Boom. They’re out. Some aren’t even bothering...

Let's Talk About Trust


Trust takes a long time to build and can be broken in an instant. For anyone in marketing and sales, it’s understood that the most effective way to sell is by making compelling promises that the business then keeps. Selling, in other words, involves the constant maintenance of trust with consumers. It will come as...

JetBlue Names Ursula Hurley Chief Financial Officer


JetBlue announced last week the appointment of Ursula Hurley to chief financial officer, effective immediately. Hurley, a 17-year veteran of the airline, has served as acting CFO since June 2021. As CFO, Hurley will be responsible for JetBlue’s overall financial strategy including accounting, audit, aircraft and engine transactions, cash management, corporate finance, fuel, and tax,...

Getting a Seat at the (Boardroom) Table


How do you know you’re ready for that corporate board seat? “Getting Board Ready: The Secrets to Landing a Board Seat and Being a Great Director” is the latest webinar from sister brands Women Leading Travel & Hospitality and Women in Retail Leadership Circle. The webinar is now on-demand and outlines all the steps to...

Azamara Appoints Michelle Lardizabal as Chief Sales Officer, North America


Azamara, the boutique cruise line, recently announced the appointment of seasoned travel industry executive Michelle Lardizabal as chief sales officer, North America. She will be leading the brand’s North America sales organization alongside cruise industry experts Katie Gerhard, associate vice president of sales, East; Lori Goldspiel, associate vice president of sales, West and national accounts;...

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