WiHTL is a Collaboration Community devoted to increasing Diversity and Inclusion across Hospitality, Travel and Leisure
Our mission is to support companies across the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industry to create diverse and inclusive environments and to positively impact 5 million employees globally by 2025
What We Do
ADVOCATE, INSPIRE, RAISE AWARENESS
We conduct research and provide diversity and inclusion content that is relevant and inspiring
SHARE & LEARN FROM EACH OTHER
We nurture collaboration and sharing across the industry, creating multiple opportunities to interact and identify best practices that work in the HTL sector
We support companies and executives in building a diverse talent pipeline through cross-industry leadership development programmes
WiHTL Brand Evolution
Whilst gender remains a core pillar of our work at WiHTL, in the last 2 years we have expanded our remit to not only also cover race and ethnicity but to also 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.
We are incredibly proud to launch our newly refreshed WiHTL brand with an animation video that we have produced to show our journey and what we stand for.
Our Community now positively impacts over 3,500,000 employees across our industry worldwide. Our Community members helped shape our refreshed mission, scope of activities and what our brand stands for. While when we started the W in WiHTL stood for Women, it now stands for even more:
Our Collaboration Community has reached over 3.5 Million Employees
Be a part of our ever growing community of companies and individuals committing to creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
We believe that no single company can make progress with the inclusion agenda on its own. Through collaboration we are able to have a greater impact on progressing D, E&I in HTL and in society as a whole.
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.
What's Coming Up
Global Female Leader Programme
The WiHTL Global Female Leader Programme (GFLP) is a unique, comprehensive cross-industry programme designed to provide a series of experiences and learning opportunities to support career progression for high potential female leaders in the HTL industry. The programme will start in January 2022.
We'd like to thank AlixPartners for being a supporting partner of the 3rd GFLP cohort January - June 2022.
Ethnic Future Leaders Programme
The WiHTL 'Ethnic Future Leaders Programme' (EFL) is a ‘one of its kind’ programme that's uniquely placed to provide a series of experiences and learning opportunities to support the career progression of high potential ethnic minority leaders working in hospitality, travel and leisure.
The second cohort of the programme has now started. Visit our programme page for more information.
View our full list of upcoming leadership programmes.
Women to Watch & Role Models for Inclusion in HTL Index
Following the success of the Women to Watch in HTL Index in 2019 and 2020, in partnership with The MBS Group, we are delighted to launch the Women To Watch & Role Models for Inclusion in HTL Index 2021.
This year's Index has unearthed a wealth of experiences, personal and professional stories, successes, and lessons learnt. The women featured will no doubt inspire many others to progress within our industry.
The 2021 Index includes two categories:
- Women to Watch in HTL (for those who self-identify as a woman)
- Role Models for Inclusion in HTL (for all genders)
If you'd like to find out more email email@example.com or follow #womentowatchhtl or #rolemodelsforinclusionhtl
Our Recent Research
WiHTL 2020 - 21 - A Year in Numbers
In the last year, WiHTL has more than doubled the size of its collaboration community to 3.5 million employees being positively impacted; delivered cross-industry development programmes for female and ethnic minority leaders; engaged with government to provide guidance on the needs of the HTL sector and how to close the gap; and produced numerous research projects to help guide leaders.
Read more about WiHTL's work in our annual report 'Inclusion at the Core the of Recovery.'
Upcoming Committee Meetings
Race & Ethnicity Committee Meeting
For Committee Members Only
3rd February, 2.30 - 4pm GMT
If you are interested in joining one of the committees above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (spaces are prioritised for WiHTL members)