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 and inclusion 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
Our Collaboration Community has reached over 3 Million Employees
Be a part of our ever growing community of companies and individuals committing to creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
We believe that no single company can make progress with the inclusion agenda on its own. Through collaboration we are able to have a greater impact on progressing D, E&I in HTL and in society as a whole.
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WHAT IS COMING UP
National Inclusion Week
27th September - 3rd October 2021
This year WiHTL will be sharing a number of content pieces to show how inclusive our sector is. Follow our our social media channels to get involved and use #UnitedforInclusioninHTL
Black History Month
Throughout Black History Month we will be highlighting up and coming Black leaders in our sector. This year's 'Proud To Be' campaign is inspired by Black Lives Matter and invites Black and Brown people of all ages throughout the UK to share what they are Proud To Be.
Ethnic Minority Future Leaders Programme
The WiHTL 'Ethnic Minority Future Leaders Programme' (EMFL) is a ‘one of its kind’ programme that's uniquely placed to provide a series of experiences and learning opportunities to support the career progression of high potential ethnic minority leaders working in hospitality, travel and leisure.
Nominations for the second cohort of the programme have now closed and the programme will start mid-autumn.
View our full list of upcoming leadership programmes.
Nominations Open for the 2021 Women to Watch & Role Models for Inclusion in HTL Index
Following the success of the Women to Watch in HTL Index in 2019 and 2020, in partnership with The MBS Group, we are delighted to launch the Women To Watch & Role Models for Inclusion in HTL 2021 Index.
Previous editions unearthed a wealth of experiences, personal and professional stories, successes, and lessons learnt. The women featured have inspired many others to progress within our industry.
The 2021 Index will include two categories:
- Women to Watch in HTL (for those who self-identify as a woman)
- Role Models for Inclusion in HTL (for all genders)
Our Recent Research
WiHTL 2020 - 21 - A Year in Numbers
During this extraordinary period, WiHTL has more than doubled the size of its collaboration community to 3 million employees being positively impacted; delivered cross-industry development programmes for female and ethnic minority leaders; engaged with government to provide guidance on the needs of the HTL sector and how to close the gap; and produced numerous research projects to help guide leaders.
Read more about WiHTL's work in our annual report 'Inclusion at the Core the of Recovery.'
Upcoming Committee Meetings
WiHTL Advisory Board Meeting
Board Members Only
30th September, 10.30 BST
Race & Ethnicity in HTL Committee
For Committee Members Only
12th October, 10.30 BST
HR Leaders Steering Group
For HR Leaders Only
3rd November, 10.30 GMT