We’re thrilled to welcome you and can’t wait to get to know you!

The travel and hospitality industry saw a devastating downturn in 2020, and there’s absolutely no question the coronavirus pandemic has had both short- and long-term effects on the industry. We may not know the challenges that lie ahead, but what we do know is that a trusted community of women leaders is needed now more than ever. We’re certain there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and we want to help the entire way through and beyond. I promise, we’re just getting started!

Our priority is to unite, inspire and empower our community of executive women leaders in the travel and hospitality industry by providing unparalleled resources, support and motivation to achieve personal and professional growth. Our team will provide this community resources focused on both executive professional development and business strategy; launch both virtual and in-person events; host peer groups and forums; and expand our core membership base. In the coming years, Women Leading Travel & Hospitality’s plan is to grow, with the guidance of our expert advisory board. Our community’s immediate needs will always be at the forefront, and we’re excited for our evolution as we embark on this journey.

Due to the continued year-over-year growth of Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), sister brand of Women Leading Travel & Hospitality, and looking to establish more communities that promote, support and celebrate the professional and personal growth of women, Jennifer DiPasquale and I teamed up to launch Women Leading Travel & Hospitality. Through quantitative and qualitative research, we identified that the travel and hospitality industry has so much room for growth when it comes to inclusion and diversity. We know women are vastly underrepresented in executive positions in travel and hospitality. Like WIRLC, our team is building a community comprised of successful, motivated and passionate women spanning the entire travel and hospitality ecosystem.

To help you get involved, here are a few things that we have planned over the next few months:

Sincerely,

Hannah DeMaio and the Women Leading Travel & Hospitality team