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


RESEARCH

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

COLLABORATION

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

COMMITMENT

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

Our Collaboration Community has reached over 3 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 IS COMING UP

Ethnic Minority Future Leaders Programme

The WiHTL 'Ethnic Minority Future Leaders Programme' (EMFL) 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.

Nominations for the second cohort of the programme will open 5th August and close 15th September ready for a mid-autumn start.

View our full list of upcoming leadership programmes.


Our Recent Research

The 2021 WiHTL's Annual Report in partnership with The MBS Group tracks the progress being made on diversity and inclusion targets within HTL in the past twelve months.

The report is available to download here. The accompanying press release can be read here.



The Recruiting for Diversity Toolkit serves as a valuable resource for HR leaders in the sector by identifying best practices and highlighting strategies in recruiting processes that help organisations post-pandemic to attract, select and onboard a rainbow of talent within the hospitality, travel and leisure industry. The report is available to download here.

The Interim GPG in HTL Report in partnership with PwC reviews the data shared by those companies in our sector that have elected to publish their gender pay gap reports (by the end of May 2021). It also extrapolates some of the insights and best practices that they have put in place to tackle gender inequality in our sector. The report is available to all to download here.

Upcoming Committee Meetings


WiHTL Advisory Board Meeting

Board Members Only

30th September, 10.30 BST


Race & Ethnicity in HTL Committee

For Committee Members Only

12th October, 10.30 BST

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HR Leaders Steering Group

For HR Leaders Only

3rd November, 10.30 GMT

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The Festival of Inclusion in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure

The Festival of Inclusion saw over 1,200 attendees, 22 sessions, and 75 Speakers convene for 2 days of learning and sharing of best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion within the hospitality, travel and leisure sectors.

Among other well known names, WiHTL had great pleasure in welcoming June Sarpong, TV Presenter, Diversity Expert & Award-winning Author, to open the Festival alongside Paul Pomroy, CEO McDonald's (UK&I) and WiHTL Founder & Chair, Tea Colaianni.

A compelling presentation from world-renown keynote speaker, René Carayol MBE, defined the importance of racial equality and how to respect and value difference: “our strength is our difference, our difference is our strength”.

Read more about the event

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.

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