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 3,700,000 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 3.7 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.
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What's Coming Up
For more details on our upcoming events, including links for registration, refer to our Events Page.
Ethnic Future Leaders Programme: Cohort 2 Graduation
The second cohort of the Ethnic Future Leaders Programme has recently graduated in a fantastic online event. The 6-month programme was conceived by the members of our Race & Ethnicity Committee and is a phenomenal example of our community coming together. The video (above) encapsulates key learning and highlights from the course as described by the delegates and gives true insight into the impact the programme has made on the lives of those who took part. Each delegate also featured in a Yearbook curating memorable moments from the programme.
Dates for nominations for the third cohort will be announced in due course. For more information on the EFL Programme.
WiHTL 2020 - 21 - A Year in Numbers
In the last year, WiHTL has more than doubled the size of its collaboration community to 3.7 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 of Recovery.'
Upcoming Committee Meetings
25th May 14.00-15.30 BST: Data Group Meeting
8th June 14.00-15.30 BST: HR Leaders Steering Group Meeting
29th June 13.30-15.00 BST: NEW Accessibility Committee Meeting
5th July 13.30-15.00 BST: NEW Employee Network Groups Committee Meeting