Our mission is to make a positive difference to 5 million women and people from ethnic minorities across Hospitality, Travel and Leisure globally by 2025

What we do

WiHTL is devoted to increasing women's and ethnic minorities' representation at all levels and in leadership positions across Hospitality, Travel and Leisure (HTL)

We believe that through collaboration we can amplify the impact of individual diversity and inclusion initiatives, together we can have a bigger, louder voice for the good of the HTL industry

We reinvest 100% of our profits into achieving our mission


We conduct research and provide diversity and inclusion content that is relevant and inspiring


We nurture collaboration and sharing across the industry, putting in place tangible actions that make a difference


We support companies and executives in committing to the diversity and inclusion agenda


The Female Leader Series

Produced in partnership with the global strategy consultancy, Q5, The Female Leader Programme (FLP) is a unique, cross-industry programme that has been designed to provide a series of experiences and learning opportunities to support career progression for high potential women in the HTL industry.

Contact us for more information

View our full list of upcoming webinars, events and masterclasses and register

Our Collaboration Community has reached over 2.1 Million Employees

Be a part of our ever growing community of companies and individuals committing to creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Get in touch with us to receive the WiHTL weekly round-up and find out more about WiHTL's initiatives - fill out the brief form here.

Ethnic Minority Future Leaders in HTL Programme

Starting late January 2021, we are excited to launch the Ethnic Minority Future Leaders in HTL Programme - the first and only cross-industry leadership development programme that:

  • supports future leaders from an ethnic minority background

  • features role models from within the hospitality, travel and leisure industry (HTL)

  • provides access to C-suite executives across HTL

  • creates a lasting community of ethnic minority future leaders

For more information email info@wihtl.com

Women to Watch & Advocates for Change in HTL 2020 Index

We are delighted to launch the second edition of the Women To Watch & Advocates for Change in HTL Index in partnership with the wonderful team at The MBS Group.

The 2020 edition of the Index highlights an incredible line up of talented female role models with broad experiences and achievements - women distinguished for their commercial and operational excellence, industry and social impact, achievements, resilience and commitment to the industry - whilst it also profiles 10 inspiring advocates for diversity and inclusion.

The launch event was held on 1st December at 11.30am and included insights from guest speakers Keith Barr, CEO, IHG; Penny Hughes, Chair, The Gym Group and an inspirational talk by Hannah Ingram-Moore - daughter of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

A press release with further details of the Index can be found here. A media kit has been supplied to those featured - please email gina@wihtl.com if you would like a copy.

Our congratulations go out to all those featured in the Index!

The Index is available to all to download here.

Announcing the Race at Work Charter HTL Signatories

We are pleased to announce that the following hospitality, travel and leisure brands have signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter.

Bourne Leisure, British Airways, , Compass Group, Delaware North, Ennismore, Enterprise Rent a Car, Greene King, Hilton Hotels, IHG, Loungers, McDonald’s Restaurants, Moto Hospitality, Nando’s, Scott Dunn, Sodexo, The Big Table Group, The Collective, The Gym Group and wagamama.

Read more about the 5 calls to action they have committed to and how your company can follow suit.

HR Buddy in HTL Programme

Join Our HR Buddy in HTL Programme

We understand that working in HR in hospitality, travel and leisure right now is challenging to say the least.

Don't ride the pandemic alone - join our new HR Buddy Programme to be matched with a fellow HR leader in the industry!

Once matched you can share your questions, advice, tips, policies and experiences each other.

The programme is free to all HR leaders in the industry to join.

Simply fill out this brief form and we will be in touch to introduce you to your new HR buddy!

We are proud to have the following companies championing WiHTL

Their support is invaluable to our success

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