Our mission is to make a positive difference to 5 million women and people from ethnic minorities across Hospitality, Travel and Leisure globally by 2025

What we do

WiHTL is devoted to increasing women's and ethnic minorities' representation at all levels and in leadership positions across Hospitality, Travel and Leisure (HTL)

We believe that through collaboration we can amplify the impact of individual diversity initiatives, together we can have a bigger, louder voice for the good of the HTL industry

We reinvest 100% of our profits into achieving our mission


We conduct research and provide content that is relevant and inspiring


We nurture collaboration and sharing across the industry, putting in place tangible actions that will make a difference


We support companies and executives in committing to the D&I agenda


The Inclusive Leader Series

WiHTL is delighted to launch The Inclusive Leader Programme (ILP), the most comprehensive cross-industry programme ever put in place to support leaders across HTL create, nourish and sustain diverse and inclusive environments where people can bring their true selves to our companies.

The programme includes a series of webinars, toolkits and resources to support leaders across HTL create the best possible conditions for inclusive environments. The ILP will be supplemented by unique to the HTL industry, evidence based, action driven research conducted in partnership with PWC and The MBS Group.

The next session takes place on Tuesday 29th September with the launch of our new report into the impact of Covid-19 on women and people from ethnic minorities working in the hospitality, travel and leisure industry.

View our full list of upcoming webinars, events and masterclasses and register

Our Collaboration Community has reached over 2 Million Employees

Be a part of our ever growing community of companies and individuals committing to creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

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Announcing the Race at Work Charter HTL Signatories

We are pleased to announce that the following hospitality, travel and leisure brands have signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter.

Bourne Leisure, British Airways, Casual Dining Group, Compass Group, Delaware North, Ennismore, Greene King, Hilton Hotels, IHG, Loungers, McDonald’s Restaurants, Moto Hospitality, Nando’s, The Collective and wagamama.

Read more about the 5 calls to action they have committed to and how your company can follow suit.

Women to Watch in HTL 2020 Index

Following the success of the Women to Watch in HTL Index in 2019 in partnership with The MBS Group, we are delighted to launch the Women To Watch in HTL 2020 Index - again supported by the wonderful team at The MBS Group.

The inaugural edition in 2019 unearthed a monumental wealth of experiences, personal and professional stories, successes, tips and lessons learnt. The women featured in last year's Index have inspired many others to progress within our industry, and have become mentors and role models. The buzz around the launch of the Index last year was phenomenal and we can still feel its powerful and positive impact.

The 2020 Index will include two categories:

We are now seeking your nominations for this year's Index. Nominations are now closed. The Women to Watch in HTL 2020 Index will be published 17th November 2020.

We are proud to have the following companies championing WiHTL

Their support is invaluable to our success

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