Hello and welcome to Women Leading Travel & Hospitality!

My name is Melissa Campanelli, and since I’m involved in a lot of the content creation and editorial strategy for this new brand, I thought I would introduce myself. I am the brand and content director of the Retail and Travel Group at NAPCO Media, which includes Total Retail, Women in Retail Leadership Circle, and Women Leading Travel & Hospitality. Prior to joining NAPCO Media, I spent 10 years at DM News, where I was first a senior editor and then deputy editor. I’m also a leading expert in small business e-commerce and author of the books “Entrepreneur Magazine’s Open an Online Business in 10 Days” and “55 Surefire Internet Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000.”

But enough about me! I’d love to tell you more about Women Leading Travel & Hospitality, along with this e-newsletter.

Women Leading Travel & Hospitality 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 resources, support and motivation for both personal and professional growth.

Women Leading Travel & Hospitality provides content and resources focused on professional development and business strategy via peer group discussions, a private online forum, and a daily updated website. Additionally, Women Leading Travel & Hospitality has both virtual and in-person events planned. In fact, we have a fabulous Women Leading Travel & Hospitality virtual event scheduled for Feb. 25. To learn more about it and register, please click here.

And of course Women Leading Travel & Hospitality has a weekly e-newsletter, which you’re reading right now! Published every Tuesday morning, our information-packed e-newsletter features content designed for enterprise-level women in the travel and hospitality industry. The content is intended to help your professional productivity and personal development soar. The e-newsletter will also feature fun and informative member profiles, news about and coverage from our in-person and virtual events, inspirational quotes, member-only content created for the unique needs of Women Leading Travel & Hospitality members, and more.

Also, since most of the greatest ideas are sparked by hearing what others have experienced and being exposed to innovative ways of thinking, we’re looking for new voices to contribute to our e-newsletter. As such, we’d like to invite you to share your experiences with your peers by contributing content to Women Leading Travel & Hospitality. If you’re interested in contributing, please drop me a line at mcampaneli@napco.com. I’d love to hear from you!

Lastly, we’d love for you to join Women Leading Travel & Hospitality! Benefits of membership include discounted event registrations, exclusive member-only content, a job directory, and a private networking forum. Women Leading Travel & Hospitality is offering a founding membership rate through 2021. To join, please apply here.