New! Women to Watch & Advocates for Change in HTL Index 2020
We are proud to launch the second edition of the Women To Watch & Advocates for Change in HTL Index in partnership with the wonderful team at The MBS Group.
The 2020 edition of the Index highlights an incredible line up of talented female role models with broad experiences and achievements - women distinguished for their commercial and operational excellence, industry and social impact, achievements, resilience and commitment to the industry - whilst it also profiles 10 inspiring advocates for diversity and inclusion.
A fantastic celebratory launch event was held on 1st December and included insights from guest speakers Keith Barr, CEO, IHG; Penny Hughes, Chair, The Gym Group and an inspirational talk by Hannah Ingram-Moore - daughter of Sir Captain Tom Moore.
Our congratulations from all of us at WiHTL go out to all those featured!
New! The Impact of Covid-19 on Gender and Race & Ethnic Diversity in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure
On Tuesday 29th September we launched a new WiHTL report produced in partnership with PwC and The MBS Group entitled 'Guarding Against Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Covid-19 on Gender and Race & Ethnic Diversity in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure.'
How have women and ethnic minorities working in HTL been affected by the pandemic? What actions do we need to take now to avoid a long term negative impact on diversity and inclusion?
We answer these questions and suggest a number of actions business in the HTL sector can take to ensure Covid-19 acts as a positive catalyst for change and not a step backwards for diversity and inclusion.
Wellbeing in HTL Toolkit
2020 has been an unprecedented year for the hospitality, travel and leisure industry. Covid-19 has delivered unchartered challenges for those working in the industry. Although employee resilience has been remarkable, dealing with multiple lockdowns, social distancing, stay-at-home orders, travel and mobility restrictions, the fear of exposure to the virus, significantly decreased demand and the temporary closure of many hospitality, travel and leisure businesses has taken its toll on employee wellbeing and mental health.
It has therefore become a top priority for companies in HTL to put in place robust wellbeing programmes. To help businesses put such programmes in place, we have compiled a list of toolkits and resources collected from across the WiHTL Collaboration Community.
Simply fill out the brief form to download the toolkit here.
White Paper: The Impact of Menopause at Work - An Insight from HTL
Our research survey found that 69% of women surveyed who were working in hospitality, travel and leisure said their organisation was not menopause savvy and 59% felt they worked in a culture that is not supportive of menopause.
Every woman goes through the menopause and yet it still remains a taboo topic. 30% of women we surveyed have considered leaving their job as a result of menopausal symptoms.
In light of the above we produced a white paper in partnership with Executive Health Coach & Menopause Expert, Lauren Chiren from Women at a Certain Stage to share advice, tools and real life case studies to assist companies in putting in place more supportive measures.
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.
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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.