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Hannah Demaio

Harnessing the Power of Gratitude


As the holidays and new year come upon us, this is my favorite time to reflect on everything that has happened throughout the year. In particular, I like to assess what I’m grateful for, both on a grander scale as well as on a day-to-day basis. Amy Morin said it best, “Being thankful can have...

Women in Travel Tech: Innovators Leading Us Into the Future


Women make up almost half of the U.S. workforce, but they hold less than one-third of the leadership positions in technology. However, companies that are able to expand the roster of women tech leaders witness impactful benefits. For example, companies where 30 percent of their leadership team are women boast a 15 percent increase in...

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...

Recognizing Women's Equality Day


I’m excited to be celebrating Women’s Equality Day this week! For those of you that don’t know, August 26 was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Fifty years later on August 26, 1970, feminist activists joined ranks on this day to remind...

Consumers Are Showing They're Ready to Travel


Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and for those of you in the U.S., a fantastic long holiday weekend. I live in Florida and in past years tourism drastically slowed down in the summer months, but it most certainly has not this year! In last week’s members’ peer group, we discussed the...

Taking a Moment to Reflect on the Influential Women in Our Lives


Hello amazing women of travel and hospitality!  International Women’s Day was such an incredible day for us. Although we celebrate incredible, powerful women like yourselves; work toward accelerating gender equality; and motivate and empower our community every day, it’s so wonderful to have a dedicated moment to sit back and reflect on all the women...

Welcome to Women Leading Travel & Hospitality


Welcome to Women Leading Travel & Hospitality. We’re so excited you’re here!  Women Leading Travel & Hospitality, a sister brand of Women in Retail Leadership Circle, is a membership-based association that connects executive women across all sectors of the travel and hospitality industry. Our mission is to inspire and empower women leaders by providing unparalleled...

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