Women's Leadership


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News / Startups
Little change in diversity for director roles of private companies
By Linda Fox | March 30, 2022
Women hold 14% of board seats of the most heavily funded private companies, compared to 11% in 2020. Read More
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News / Startups
Accelerator for women and non-binary tourism entrepreneurs launches
By Mitra Sorrells | March 18, 2022
The program is structured as a 12-week experience with weekly instruction provided by industry leaders and mentors assigned to each participant. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Four ways to help women win in STEM
By Sharon Doyle - Travelport | March 9, 2022
Despite the push for gender equality in STEM careers, women are still the minority in these fields. Change doesn’t happen overnight, but there are actions we can all take to balance the scales. Read More
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News / Online
Black representation in hospitality leadership not making gains
By Jill Menze | March 9, 2022
According to a Castell Project report, Black representation in leadership for the public face of the hospitality is not making the gains necessary to show opportunity for Black employees. Read More
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News / Distribution
Action speaks louder than data in diversity and inclusion
By Linda Fox | March 8, 2022
Collecting data on diversity and inclusion should not be something that ends up in a drawer, says GBTA's diversity vice chair. Read More
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Opinion / Online
How women in tech can break through the leadership glass ceiling
By Jane Sun - Trip.com Group | March 8, 2022
As a female business executive and a working mother, striving for gender equality and ensuring women are offered the same opportunities as their male counterparts is really important to me. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
How technology can solve talent scarcity in travel
By Emily Weiss & Dyllis Hesse - Accenture | February 11, 2022
By leveraging technology, the travel industry can attract diverse talent and foster an inclusive workforce. Read More
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News / Online
COVID stalls closing of gender pay gap in travel and hospitality
By Jill Menze | February 4, 2022
According to a new report from WiHTL, the mean pay gap in hospitality, tourism and leisure has increased from 7.4% to 9%. Read More
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News / Distribution
Women gain slight leadership ground in hotel companies
By Linda Fox | February 1, 2022
Castell Project says its mission to see women in one-in-three leadership roles is slowly being fulfilled. Read More
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News / Technology
Report reveals poor gender diversity at top of travel tech
By Kevin May | January 13, 2022
Just 12.5% of the top 350 travel technology companies are led by a woman, with a similar figure for chair roles held by women, new research has shown. Read More
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News / Online
Travel organizations falling behind on diversity and leadership initiatives
By Jill Menze | December 15, 2021
According to Phocuswright’s 2021 Gender Equity Study, the number of organizations that are taking no initiatives to increase diversity has more than doubled compared to 2019. Read More
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Event
The evolving story of gender equity in travel
December 7 2021
Learn how leaders can use new research to inform hiring and strategic planning for building diverse, equitable, sustainable teams that can help us to thrive into the future. On Demand
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Opinion / Online
Why gambling on women in travel is a good bet
By Carrie Tayloe Keplinger - Go City | November 25, 2021
How fostering an uplifting environment for women has spurred growth for one travel company. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Femmebnb
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
Femmebnb provides an end-to-end travel solution to alleviate safety issues associated with women travel. Read More
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News / Online
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2021
Business leaders now have some choices to make - decisions and shifts in strategy that will help shape travel for the years ahead in both positive and fundamental ways. Read More