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
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, insighftul 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."
Meet the Team
Founder & Chair
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.
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.
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.
Marketing & Content Coordinator
Community & Partnership Leader
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.