Our Mission

Our mission is to support companies across the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industry to create diverse and inclusive environments and to positively impact 5 million employees globally by 2025

Our Values

We listen, share, collaborate

We make things happen

We love and value what we do

What Our Members Say About Us

"The voice for diversity across the sector."

"WiHTL is a positive vehicle of change. A power for good in the world of diversity. Championing and empowering individuals and companies, sharing information that makes a difference."

"Terrific, insightful organisation creating a world of inclusivity in hospitality, travel and leisure. Sensemaking in a world of complexity to strive for a better working and inclusive environment for all."

"A market leading, pioneering advocate for women and diversity in the workplace."

"An energetic, purpose driven organisation that supports HTL businesses with their diversity agendas...and so much more!"

"Fabulous supportive community. Constantly pushing boundaries."

"A progressive organisation that is disrupting the industry in a positive, professional way and placing Diversity at the heart of what we do."

WiHTL Advisory Board

Meet the Team

Tea Colaianni

Founder & Chair

Tea is a non-Executive Director on a number of Boards and has held C-suite roles at Merlin Entertainments Plc and Hilton Hotels.


Joanna Aunon


Joanna has extensive experience in resourcing and talent management in the HTL industry having worked at Hilton Hotels, Paramount Restaurants and IHG. Joanna is a keen supporter of the gender diversity agenda.


Gina Baillie

Marketing & Partnerships Director

As a passionate marketer and collaborator, Gina works to ensure WiHTL's mission to increase women's representation and diversity as a whole in leadership across hospitality, travel and leisure, reaches its widest potential.


Laura Webb

EA to Tea Colaianni & WiHTL/DiR Administrator

Laura has deep experience supporting multiple projects and providing executive administrative assistance across a variety of industries. She is passionate about making a difference and supporting purpose led organisations.


Carolyn Solomon-Pryce

D&I Leader

Carolyn is passionate about promoting good workplace cultures, and has a particular interest in the concept of intersectionality.


Stéphanie Cook

Community Engagement Leader

Stéphanie is passionate about supporting organisations create the best working environment for employees for organisational success.


Sarah Heath

Marketing & Content Coordinator

Sarah’s experience spans brand development, project management and digital marketing across multiple sectors in the UK and in Europe.


Lucy Wykes

Community & Partnership Leader

Lucy has extensive commercial and management experience developing creative marketing opportunities in the nonprofit, public and private sectors both in the UK and internationally.


Yusra Ali

Project Manager

Yusra joined WiTHL as an Advisory Board Member during her International Hospitality and Tourism Management studies at Oxford Brookes University. Yusra has now joined WiTHL to manage projects and coordinate industry collaborations, development programs, content and research.


Thank You to Our Partners For Their Invaluable Support

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