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Executive Leadership

Executive leadership is the ability to influence and guide individuals to get their best performance. The content featured in this category provides valuable insights for executive leaders on how to manage their teams better and meet organizational goals.

How Southwest Airlines Weathered COVID-19 Internally


Staying connected and overcommunicating were the key ways Southwest Airlines took care of its team members during the COVID-19 crisis, said Linda Rutherford, senior vice president and chief communications officer at Southwest Airlines (and 2021 Top Women Leading Travel & Hospitality honoree) during last week’s Women Leading Travel & Hospitality Virtual Exchange. When responding to...

Lucy Lieberman on Her Transition to CEO of Tablet Hotels


Lucy Lieberman, CEO of Tablet Hotels (and Women Leading Travel & Hospitality advisory board member), has over 20 years of experience in branding, product marketing, product management and operations. She’s launched new digital advertising services, led global marketing programs, and built and managed cross-functional teams at big integrated agencies, digital and media agencies, and startups....

2021 Top Women in Travel & Hospitality: Hotels


As part of our continuing coverage of Women Leading Travel & Hospitality’s recent release of its first annual Top Women in Travel & Hospitality report, which features women leaders who continuously showed resiliency, perseverance and grit through challenging times during the past year, we wanted to profile leaders in select industry verticals. Today we spotlight...

10 Ways Women Execs Keep Their Teams Motivated


One of the biggest responsibilities of being a leader is keeping your teams energized and motivated. This is a complicated task at any time, but especially so during this COVID-19 crisis. Whether your teams are back in office or working remotely, they’re likely distracted and possibly worried about their job security. Even the most self-motivated...


2021 Top Women in Travel & Hospitality

Women Leading Travel & Hospitality is proud to present its first annual list of top women executives in the travel and hospitality industry. Coming off a very challenging year for our world and the travel and hospitality industry, the 2021 Top Women Leading Travel & Hospitality report features women leaders who continuously showed resiliency, perseverance and grit through difficult times. Some of the 2021 honorees include: President, Carnival Cruise Line; Chairwoman,; Global Head of Operations, Airbnb; Chief Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Delta Air Lines; Group President, Marriott International.

4 Ways Leaders Can Amplify Women at Work


The days of female rivalry and “one seat at the table” are over. It’s time we encourage women, especially in male-dominated industries, to stand up for themselves and each other. Extensive research shows the value that women leaders add, and certain industries are recognizing the need to invest in women’s development and create more opportunities...