• Emily Goldfischer

The Future is Female! Three Video Conferences for Women in Hospitality

The future is female, and it's starting next week! Mark your calendars for these interesting (and FREE) video conferences coming up featuring women in hospitality. Have a look and take your pick from India to Ithaca, and everywhere in between, there are opportunities to hear from female leaders on trends, career paths, and issues impacting women in hospitality.

International Hospitality Women’s Day (IHWD)––This first-ever event will happen on Thursday, September 23, 2021. In celebration of women in hospitality, Deborah Gardner, the host of the weekly Hospitality Today Live broadcast on YouTube is running a full-day live broadcast from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. EST and feature a roster of seven successful women from around the world to discuss issues impacting women in the global hospitality industry.


The following guests will join Gardner for the IHWD broadcast:

  • Eileen Bistrisky: Effective Leadership Consulting; Canada.

  • Karen Bolinger: KB Consulting; Australia

  • Meena Bhatia: Le Meridien; India

  • Olga Navarro: Hospitality entrepreneur; Spain

  • Melissa Cherry: Miles Partnership; U.S.

  • Kerry Healy: Accor; Southeast Asia

  • Ana Hernandez: BCD Meetings & Events; Mexico

Women in Hospitality and Travel: Opportunities, Challenges, and Progress hosted by the Cornell University, Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration on Thursday, September 30, 1:30 p.m. ET.

Featured Speakers:

  • Hannah DeMaio, director of brand strategy, Women Leading Travel & Hospitality, NAPCO Media

  • Charisse Evans, vice president of employee relations, Delta Airlines

  • Miranda Scott, director of business development, Lyft

  • Kate Walsh, MPS '90, dean and E.M. Statler Professor, Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University

  • Michelle Woodley ’89, president, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

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Future Forward, Emerging Stronger Organised by Women in Tourism and Hospitality, is a day of virtual events on Tuesday, October 5 starting at 11:00 am EST with a host of female panelists:

  • Katie Taylor, Chair, Royal Bank of Canada

  • Robyn Streisand, CEO & Founder of The Mixx & Titanium

  • Zita Cobb, founder & CEO of Shorefast,

  • plus a panel with Gunjan Kalhon, VP of Franchise Sales & Development at Wyndham, who we spoke to recently!

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