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


Global Female Leader Programme

The WiHTL 'Global Female Leader Programme' (FLP) 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 female leaders in the global hospitality, travel and leisure industry who have the ability to reach the 'C-Suite'. Find out more

View our full list of upcoming leadership programmes, webinars, events and masterclasses

Our Collaboration Community has reached over 2.6 Million Employees

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

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The Festival of Inclusion in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure

Over 1000 attendees are set to join the Festival of Inclusion in Hospitality Travel and Leisure (HTL) taking place 12 -13 May 2021.

75+ speakers will present, discuss, share insights, best practices, case studies, stories across the whole breadth of the diversity, inclusion and belonging spectrum. The conversations will range from gender to race and ethnicity, from LGBTQ+ to social mobility, from age to disability and wellbeing.

Speakers include CEOs, Chief People Officers, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officers, D&I leading experts, people who are passionate about diversity and inclusion. Attendees from the following companies are confirmed: McDonald's Restaurants, Compass, Bourne Leisure, Hilton, Virgin Atlantic, Nando's, wagamama, IHG, The Gym Group, Greene King, Travelodge, Whitbread, adidas.

The objective of the Festival is to celebrate diversity across the industry, showcase great examples of tangible initiatives that have a positive impact, raise awareness of the benefits of inclusive cultures and the perils of lack of diversity, inspire people whatever their background or circumstances to join and progress within the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industry.

The Festival is free for all employees of WiHTL member organisations to attend (a small fee applies to non-members). Join us!

WiHTL Founder & Chair, Tea Colaianni Talks to PM Boris Johnson Regarding Gender Equality

WiHTL, Founder & Chair, Tea Colaianni joined a virtual roundtable with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on what more can be done to support gender equality in the workplace in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure as we recover from the pandemic.

Representing the voice of women across the sector, Tea highlighted that the disproportionate impact from the pandemic on women requires a disproportionate policy response in support of women for a number of years and focused on 4 key actions.

Take Part in Our Research into Key Actions to Progress Gender Equality

We all know that there has been a disproportionately negative impact on women due to the pandemic. The question is what are we going to do about it? In partnership with HR DataHub we are launching a research piece which aims to capture tangible actions from within our industry and we need your help. The output of the report will be presented to government and our industry.

NB: Deadline extended to 28th May

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