Why is it taking so long for travel tech to get women to the top?
Why is it taking so long for travel tech to get women to the top?
By Lisa Barker - IBS Software | March 8, 2021
We all know there is an issue, but as there is a general lack of appetite to engage in the debate - a trend that cannot continue. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Room for improvement - diversity in the hospitality boardroom
By Linda Fox | February 19, 2021
A new report says about a third of publicly listed hospitality companies have just one or no women in board of director positions. Read More
News | Distribution
New initiatives launch to promote diverse leadership in travel
New initiatives launch to promote diverse leadership in travel
By Jill Menze | February 2, 2021
Two new programs, Tourism Diversity Matters and WiHTL's Ethnic Minority Future Leaders in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure, are designed to help build and retain diverse leadership teams in travel. Read More
News | Online
Sounding Off: Venture capital providers are not demonstrating diversity with investments
Sounding Off: Venture capital providers are not demonstrating diversity with investments
By PhocusWire | January 15, 2021
Perhaps a question at the top of a founder's list, when under the spotlight during a pitch, is what is the VC's history and strategy on investing in startups with Black founders. Read More
Interview | Online
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Silos must be broken down to bring diversity to the hospitality workplace
By Linda Fox | January 12, 2021
Tracy Prigmore wants more of a mixture of women of all races working together in hospitality so that everyone is elevated. Read More
News | Distribution
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2020
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2020
By Jill Menze / Kevin May | December 21, 2020
Until 2020 there had never been an entire year in the history of travel, tourism and hospitality that had been dominated by a single issue. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Google hiring exec reminds travel industry that diverse talent is out there
VIDEO: Google hiring exec reminds travel industry that diverse talent is out there
By Linda Fox | November 12, 2020
Ginny Clarke, director of executive recruitment for Google, says it's not true that talent is lacking and that it has never been the case - and, in her experience, talent is untapped. Read More
News | Online
COVID-19 a “critical moment” for corporations at risk of losing women leaders
COVID-19 a “critical moment” for corporations at risk of losing women leaders
By Jill Menze | October 19, 2020
According to McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org’s Women in the Workplace study, one in four women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce due to the challenges brought on by... Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: How travel companies can create a more “equal and human” workplace
By Mitra Sorrells | October 9, 2020
Speaking during Phocuswright Europe, Festive Road's Caroline Strachan shares three concepts employers should keep in mind to create an inclusive workplace. Read More
News | Online
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COVID-19 could damage diversity and inclusion efforts in travel
By Jill Menze | October 5, 2020
According to Women in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure, the coronavirus crisis has exacerbated existing inequalities in the hospitality, travel and leisure sector – though it could prove a catalyst for... Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Gillian Tans of Booking.com on diversity and leadership in travel
VIDEO: Gillian Tans of Booking.com on diversity and leadership in travel
By PhocusWire | September 23, 2020
The Booking.com chairwoman discusses her career path at the business and the challenges the industry needs to address as it faces up to its responsibility to be inclusive and diverse, both to staff and... Read More
News | Online
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Sounding Off: Stop burying your head in the sand over diversity in travel
By PhocusWire | September 4, 2020
Action around diversity is the important thing because it’s a step forward. It’s a drawing of a line in the sand (rather than burying your head in it) for what has gone before and a commitment to... Read More
Interview | Online
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How the pandemic can accelerate gender balance in the digital workforce
By Christel Cao-Delebarre - CWT | August 28, 2020
Now that we know technology and data can play a critical role in saving lives, we should also prepare for a post-COVID-19 world in which women play a bigger role in digital advancement. Read More
Opinion | Online
Paving the path to equality: 5 tips for building diverse boards that drive growth
Paving the path to equality: 5 tips for building diverse boards that drive growth
By Cady Wolf - Sojern | July 30, 2020
By taking strategic steps, women can increase their presence on the boards of travel companies. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Huge ground for hospitality industry to make up in Black representation
By Linda Fox | June 30, 2020
Almost one in five people (19%) working in the hospitality industry are Black, but a review of 630 hotel companies reveals that 84% do not include any executives from the Black community. Read More
News | Online
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