About Us

WiHTL is the only Collaboration Community devoted to increasing Diversity and Inclusion across Hospitality, Travel and Leisure.

Our joint mission with Diversity in Retail is to support companies across Hospitality, Travel, Leisure and Retail to create diverse and inclusive environments and to positively impact 5 million employees globally by 2030. 

Whilst gender remains a core pillar of our work, we have expanded our remit to cover race and ethnicity, raise awareness of the challenges faced by other underrepresented groups and mobilise meaningful action when it comes to creating truly inclusive workplaces across the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industry. 

W for We are WiHTL

W for Working Together

W for World

W for Welcome to All in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure

And more!

Learn more about our history in our intro video:

Meet the WiHTL Founder & Chair

Driven by her passion to make a positive difference in the diversity and inclusion space, Tea Colaianni launched WiHTL in 2016. Her work with WiHTL focuses on delivering tangible initiatives to build and strengthen the diverse talent pipeline.

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

WiHTL Advisory Board

What Our Members Say About Us

"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." 

"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."

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