WiHTL Annual Report - 2020 Edition

Our yearly research into the status of diversity and inclusion across hospitality, travel and leisure was published on the 5th of February 2020. We are delighted that The MBS Group (for the second consecutive year) and PwC (for the 3rd consecutive year) have supported WiHTL with what has now become the leading voice on diversity and inclusion collaboration across HTL.

The 2020 Report focuses on two key areas of the diversity and inclusion journey: Gender (for the 3rd year) and Race and Ethnicity (for the 2nd year). It explores progress made by companies across the sector both in terms of increasing the percentage of women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees at senior leadership level as well as making meaningful changes towards creating a diverse and inclusive organisational culture.

The report is now available to download here. The official report press release can be found here.

For any information about the report, please contact info@wihtl.com

Key Findings from the WiHTL Annual Report 2020

In positive news, the report found that key progress has been made in female and BAME representation at each of the most senior levels – Board, Executive Committee and Direct Reports.

There is however also room for considerable improvement. 84% of businesses are still not on track to reach 33% female representation across all 3 leadership levels by end of 2020.

In the area of race and ethnicity, a step change is needed in the industry. Strikingly, the report found 82.5% of companies have no BAME leaders at board level and just 12.5% of companies are in line with or greater than the UK working age population.

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HTL Case Studies

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Be Yourself - Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays

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PwC: Maintaining focus on equality

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BITC Factsheet: Ethnicity and the Economic impact of COVID-19

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BITC Factsheet: BAME, Mental Health & Covid-19

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SD Worx - Power to the People - e-Book

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Modern Families Index 2020

January 2020

Ethnic Diversity Enriching Business Leadership

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Hampton-Alexander Review 2019

November 2019

Flexible Working Guidance For Senior Leaders & Managers

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Family-friendly working practices - Summary Report

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Employment Pathways and Occupational Change After Childbirth - Summary Report

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Improving Women's Progression in the workplace

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Cranfield University - The Female FTSE Board Report

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Gender Equality Monitor

July 2019

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Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Report

April 2019

Women in Work Index 2019

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Hampton-Alexander Review 2018

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PwC Gender Pay Gap Reporting

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