Our Mission

Our mission is to make a positive difference to 5 million women and people from ethnic minorities across the hospitality, travel and leisure industry globally by 2025

Our Values

We listen, share, collaborate

We make things happen

We love and value what we do

Meet the Team

Tea Colaianni

Tea founded the WiHTL (formerly known as WiH2020) campaign in 2017. A keen advocate of gender diversity, in 2018 she rallied support to conduct the first ever research into female leadership across the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure sector. She has since created the most influential collaboration platform of leaders across the HTL sector with the objective of increasing gender representation and diversity as a whole at leadership level across hospitality, travel and leisure. Tea is a non-Executive Director on a number of Boards and has held senior HR Executive 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

Gina has over 14 years experience working with B2B thought leadership events, research and marketing within the travel and hospitality industry. She has experience at Director level, working with some of the industry's top UK and global brands to help drive learning and innovation across the sector. 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.


Carolyn Solomon-Pryce

Carolyn has a demonstrated track record in designing and developing Diversity and Inclusion (D and I) strategies across multiple sectors. She was the D and I lead at the London School of Economics, where she played an instrumental role in galvanising equality and diversity across all work streams and service delivery practices.

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


Laura Webb

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.


Sara Gelder

Sara has worked across the travel and leisure industry for over 20 years in product, commercial and project roles. She has previously worked at Cosmos Holidays, Monarch Travel and TUI. Sara is interested in flexible working and supporting working parents.


Stéphanie Cook

Stéphanie is passionate about supporting organisations create the best working environment for employees for organisational success. With over 8 years’ experience she has supported global organisations understand and change their culture, develop their leaders and ensure that employees voices are heard in order to make positive impactful changes.


Lucy Wykes

Lucy has extensive commercial and management experience developing creative marketing opportunities in the nonprofit, public and private sectors both in the UK and internationally. She is skilled at developing and maintaining mutually beneficial partnerships with internal and external stakeholders through collaboration, inclusion and transparency. Lucy is passionate about flexible working and an avid supporter of the gender diversity initiative.


WiHTL Advisory Board

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