The WiHTL Collaboration Community

The WiHTL Collaboration Community brings together a wide variety of brands from across the hospitality, travel and leisure industry to collaborate and share best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion in order to drive forward meaningful progress in creating inclusive workplaces for all.  Find out more about becoming a WiHTL corporate member here.

"WiHTL has become a sanctuary for business leaders in HTL who want access to deep insight, pragmatism and humanity."

Oliver Purnell, MD at Q5 

WiHTL Committees

Data & Insights Committee

The remit of this committee is to assess the data underpinning the diversity challenges within HTL organisations, specifically defining useful data around talent pools and pipelines and defining a dashboard of metrics that will generate relevant insight. Related to this are also measures of success, including how an organisation can use the data already generated by relevant governance requirements to move the dial forward. 

Race & Ethnicity Committee

The R&E Committee is focused on raising awareness around race and ethnicity, bringing it to the forefront of the diversity and inclusion agenda within the HTL industry. This committee's key aim is to seek clarity on where the industry currently stands, analyse the challenges and give practical ideas on how to implement solutions to the race and ethnicity gap.

HR Leaders Community

The HR Leaders Community meets every quarter to share best practices, hear of progress across the industry, and co-create tangible solutions.

Accessibility Committee

The purpose of this Committee is to create awareness and education around the challenges faced by those employees and customers who identify as having a disability, either visible or invisible, and devise tangible actions to tackle those challenges which can be implemented across all organisations. 

The Committee is aimed at anybody who has an interest in the topic of disability, neurodiversity and accessibility. 

Employee Network Groups Committee

The purpose of this Committee is to give Employee Network Group Chairs and Co-Chairs the opportunity to collaborate and share best practice in order to make their Groups even more impactful. It is also a chance for those interested in creating ENGs within their organisations to ask questions and learn from others in the community.

For further information or if you’re interested in joining any of our committees, email us. 

(Please consult with your HR Team before putting forward your nomination to join the committees.)

CEOs and Advisory Board Members Stand Together in Support of Inclusion

Launched at the WiHTL Festival of Inclusion in HTL held in May 2021, CEOs and WiHTL Advisory Board members from across the sector shared how they stand together with their employees in support of inclusion.  

Code of Conduct for Executive Search companies

In 2020, we launched the Code of Conduct for Executive Search and Recruitment firms operating in the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industry together with an accreditation process that acknowledges those Executive Search and Recruitment companies who are at the forefront of helping companies across HTL to enhance their gender, race and ethnic diversity and create diverse and inclusive organisations. 

We specifically acknowledge those firms with a strong track record in the promotion of gender and ethnic diversity in the HTL sector as well as welcome firms who are committed to do so. The criteria for accreditation under the Code can be requested from  

The WiHTL Advisory Board is responsible for determining which firms are deemed to have met them. Accreditation will be reassessed on an annual basis.

"In order for us to see true diversity across our industry, it’s essential we examine recruitment processes and entry points into organisations to ensure any bias is removed.  As many employers work with Executive Search and Recruitment companies in order to fill key roles, the Voluntary Code of Conduct provides the hospitality, travel and leisure industry with a much needed, reliable list of trusted firms to work with."  

Tea Colaianni, Founder & Chair, WiHTL

Code of Conduct for Executive Search and Recruitment firms Signatories

To join WiHTL as a member, please enquire here