WINiT Career Connection: Cyndy Hayes

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Cyndy Hayes Travel Manager                                                                   […]

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WINiT Career Connection: Alexa Nick

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Alexa Nick BottomLine Group/myPractice                                                                   […]

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WINiT Career Connection: LaFonda Ximenez

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! LaFonda Ximenez Supervisor, Commercial Travel                                                                 […]

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WINiT Career Connection: Michele Triplett

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Michele Triplett Travel Manager and System Administrator                                                             […]

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WINiT Career Connection: Erik Mueller

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Erik Mueller CEO Grasp Technologies Inc. San Diego, CA WINiT Member Since: 2014 Read Erik’s Interview  

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WINiT Career Connection: Lisa M. Hoehn

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Lisa M. Hoehn Vice President Global Corporate Sales, Altour Lansing, Michigan WINiT Member Since: 2014 Read Lisa’s Interview  

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WINiT Career Connection: Lesley O’Bryan

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Lesley O’Bryan Practice Area Lead, Emerging Practices Advito Louisville, KY WINiT Member Since: 2014 > Read Lesley’s Interview

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NPR Covers ECPAT’s Work With Travel Industry and Meeting Planners

NPR releases a radio broadcast recently about ECPAT’s work with the travel industry and meeting planners. Great to see that angle being covered!  ECPAT is a valued partner of WINiT.  Congratualtions! http://www.marketplace.org/2016/07/20/business/convention-planners-hotel-chains-enlisted-help-spot-sex-traffickers

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WINiT Career Connection: Therese Kelleher

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Therese Kelleher President Travel Solutions International (TSI) USA Boston, MA Founding WINiT Member > Read Therese’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Noel Lee

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Noel Lee Director of Business Development FlightStats Portland, OR WINiT Founding Leader > Read Noel’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Joy Aaring

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Joy Aaring Strategic Enterprise Account Executive Lyft San Francisco, CA WINiT Member Since: 2016 > Read Joy’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Monica Whitehead

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Monica Whitehead Travel Manager Stonegate Mortgage Indianapolis, IN WINiT Member Since: 2014 > Read Monica’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Lisa Arrendondo

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Lisa Arrendondo Manager, Enterprise Response Services Global Rescue LLC Boston, MA WINiT Member Since: 2015 > Read Lisa’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Carmen Smith

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Carmen Smith President & CEO Travel Management Consulting LLC Reston, VA WINiT Member Since: 2014 > Read Carmen’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Christina Reichelt

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Christina Reichelt Director, Global Sales and Service, North America Radius Travel New York, NY WINiT Member Since: 2015 > Read Christina’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Louann Cashill

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Louann Cashill, CMP, CMM Director, Global Meetings Practice TCG Consulting New Orleans WINiT Member Since: 2015 > Read Louann’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Sue Wyslick

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Sue Wyslick Administrative Assistant WINiT-WomenInTravel Vernon, CT WINiT Member Since: 2015 > Read Sue’s Interview 

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BTN’s List of “2016 Women You Should Know” Feature WINiT Members

Congratulations to those featured on BTN’s “2016 Women You Should Know” ~ most are WINiT Members!

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WINiT Career Connection: Laura Richey

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Laura Richey Marketing and Program Coordinator WINiT-WomenInTravel Park City, Utah WINiT Member Since: 2014 > Read Laura’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Dawn Lee Repoli

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Dawn Lee Repoli Director of Program Management and Mentor Program Facilitator WINiT-WomenInTravel South Windsor, CT WINiT Member Since: 2014 > Read Dawn’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Jennifer Kosta Walsdorf

Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Jennifer Kosta Walsdorf VP, Meetings & Incentives Tzell Travel Group NW Ortland, OR WINiT Founding Member > Read Jennifer’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Sharon Campbell

Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Sharon Campbell Global Indirect & Travel Manager B/E Aerospace Inc. Winston Salem, NC WINiT Member Since: 2014 > Read Sharon’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Lisa Selvin

Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Lisa Selvin Regional Sales Manager Rosewood Hotels & Resorts London WINiT Member Since: 2015 > Read Lisa’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Jenny Robinson

Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Jenny Robinson Task Force Sales Manager Commune Hotels + Resorts WINiT Member Since: 2014 > Read Jenny’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Caitlin Gomez

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Caitlin Gomez VP, Business Development Global Business Travel Association WINiT Founding Member > Read Caitlin’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Rebekah Arndt

Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Rebekah Arndt Program Manager Carlson Wagonlit Travel WINiT Member Since: 2015 > Read Rebekah’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Paula Rivera

Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Paula Rivera Travel Industry Professional Public Affairs Manager WINiT Member Since: 2014 > Read Paula’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Lis Chmiel

Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Lis Chmiel Global Account Director Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide WINiT Member Since: 2013 > Read Lis’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Elizabeth (Beth) Quinn

Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Elizabeth (Beth) Quinn Travel/Events Manager and Senior Executive Assistant FLIR Systems Inc. WINiT Member Since: 2014 > Read Beth’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Courtney L. Gribble

Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Courtney L. Gribble Director of Business Development CWT Dallas WINiT Member Since: 2015 > Read Rosie’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Rosie Bailey Stevens

Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Rosie Bailey Stevens Director of Sales & Marketing Interstate Hotels & Resorts (Hyatt Atlanta Midtown) WINiT Member Since: 2014 > Read Rosie’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Annette Doherty

Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Annette Doherty Owner/President Stone Meadow Consulting WINiT Member Since: 2015 > Read Annette’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Karen deKanter

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Karen deKanter Director, Business Development BCD Meetings & Events Chicago WINiT Member Since: 2013 > Read Karen’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: Claire Repass, CMP

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! Claire Repass, CMP Director, Events & Public Relations Social Tables WINiT Member Since: 2014 > Read Claire’s Interview 

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WINiT Career Connection: JaNette Connell

  Each week, MeetingsNet invites readers to meet a member of WomenInTravel. Congratulation to this week’s featured member! JaNette Connell Director, Projects, Events and Promotions Insperity WINiT Member Since: 2014 > Read JaNette’s Interview 

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Congratulations to our Conference and Event committee powerhouse!

Congratulations Sam Cande! Huge congratulations to Sam Cande – Business Travel Show’s group commercial director – who has just won Centaur Media’s salesperson of the year award!

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Congratulations to Mary Bastrentaz for her Business Travel Hall of Fame Induction

Congratulations to Mary Bastrentaz, our Developing Talent Committee co Chair and managing director of Accenture, Business Travel Hall of Fame Induction  > View Details and All Honorees

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Rita Visser judges the competition for Business Travel News’ 2015 Innovator Award

Netherlands-based technology firm Roadmap snagged Business Travel News’ 2015 Innovator Award yesterday at BTN’s Innovate 2015 conference in New York City. Co-founder and CEO Jeroen van Velzen accepted on behalf of his team, which has introduced a corporate travel-oriented solution that blends corporate and consumer mobile travel apps and delivers them in a single app […]

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WINiT BoD Member Hervé Sedky Featured in Trade Show Executive Magazine

  WINiT Board of Directors Member Hervé Sedky was featured in the November 2015 issue of Trade Show Executive Magazine. The article includes a great overview of his career and a terrific Q&A. > Read Full Article

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WINiT Members Present at IMEX Las Vegas

IMEX Las Vegas – congratulations to our WINiT members who presented content at the annual conference. Read more →

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Janette Connell Shines at United Sales’ Leadership Essential Workshops

Janette Connell brilliantly spoke and represented WINiT and the committees at the United Sales’ Leadership Essential Workshops on November 10, 2015. The workshop was led by Amy Gonzales, Vice President, Global Learning & Development, WOMEN Unlimited in Chicago. Special thank you to United airlines and Marriott Hotels.

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WINiT Featured on “My Tourism Marketing Journey”

WINiT – Develop Your Full Potential WINiT (WomenInTravel) is a non-profit, volunteer led organization that wants to empower women in the travel, meeting, event and exhibition industries to develop their full potential.  By providing their members with access to career development opportunities and resources, the female and male members of WINiT work towards putting more women […]

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Watch Out! WINiT Members Recognized as Leaders to ‘Be Reckoned With’

WINiT Members (and leaders) Bindu Bhatia, Claire Repass, Patricia Gardiner and Jenn Smukler were recognized by The Wise Traveller as “5 Travel Industry Leaders to Watch in 2015”.   5 Travel Industry Leaders To Watch In 2016 Women have long been a force to be reckoned with in the travel industry. From event planners and […]

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Atlas Travel and Technology Group Ranked #2 in Top 100 Women-led Businesses in MA

Congratulations to Atlas Travel and Technology Group who ranked #2 in Top 100 Women-led businesses in Massachusetts by the Commonwealth Institute! This was from #8 last year. Many of their customers are on the list as well, as they fit in nicely with vendor diversity strategies. The Commonwealth Institute uses a variety of different score factors such as […]

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Claire Repass, CMP, Honored as 40 Under 40 by Connect Meetings Intelligence

Claire Repass, CMP 28, Manager of Communications, Social Tables Denver Repass is a go-getter, having landed her position at Social Tables by first knocking on the CEO’s door—and then cold-pitching a new idea to work alongside universities offering event management and hospitality programs, working as an unpaid associate and, finally, proving she could come through […]

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Denihan Hospitality Group Names Maria Aydag Director of Sales, Extended Stay

Denihan is a nationally recognized, independent owner and operator of boutique hotels in top U.S. urban markets. Denihan is distinguished by a uniquely personal, guest-centric approach to hospitality that has been developed and refined through more than 100 years and three generations of family leadership in the hospitality and service industries. This approach is built […]

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Ovation Travel Group named Jenn Smukler director of sales, meetings and events.

Prior to joining the New York City-based travel management company, Smukler held positions in hospitality sales for InterContinental Hotels Group, Warwick International Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

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American Express Global Business Travel Named CityJet CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener Its Chief Global Sales Officer

Effective in June, Ourmieres-Widener will assume leadership for the travel management company’s global sales organization, consulting division and Global Client Group, which oversees the largest corporate clients. Ourmieres-Widener will report to Philippe Chérèque, who recently expanded his role from chief technology officer to chief commercial and technology officer. Amex GBT also recently named Steve Curts, […]

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Kellen Brink Now Co Founder & Director of Innovation at MIT STARTUP STUDIO

Congratulations to Kellen Brink on her new job as Co Founder & Director of Innovation at MIT STARTUP STUDIO.

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Congratulations to Noel Lee on Her New Position

Noel Lee has a new job! She is now Director of Business Development at FlightStats, Inc.. Noel is also co-coordinator of WINiT’s Fund Development committee and is a founding leader.

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Bindu Bhatia Recognized for Stellar Leadership

Bindu Bhatia, WINiT Leadership Team member and senior leader at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, was recognized for developing a high performance team that delivered stellar business performance for CWT in 2014. Bindu is a recognized leader and mentor within her company and across the travel industry.

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Patricia Gardiner leads Tristar to triple award success

As Tristar Worldwide’s Head of Global Marketing, Patricia Gardiner is always looking for ways to highlight what makes their company’s chauffeur service better than the competition. Celebrating quality, service and innovation, the prestigious QSi Awards stood out to her as a brilliant marketing opportunity to promote Tristar’s exceptionally reliable and safe service. Patricia put together […]

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Holly Warner Joins Amex GBT Financial Services Team

NEW ROLE!   Congratulations to Holly Warner, formerly with Citi – she joins the American Express Global Business Travel Financial Services team as the new Global Client Director for Morgan Stanley.  Holly is WINiT’s Conference and Event Planning Committee Co-Chair.

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Save the Date! WINiT Annual Summit

Save the Date for the WINiT Annual Summit Event!! Saturday, July 25, 2015 Orlando, FL

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GBTA Congratulates Dorothy Dowling of Best Western International, Selected by Forbes as among 2014’s Most Influential CMOs

Alexandria, VA (November 12, 2014) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, congratulates Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president, marketing and sales, Best Western International, for being among the most influential CMOs of 2014, according to Forbes. The award recognizes the accomplishments of the top CMOs around the world, […]

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Claire Harrington Promoted to Manager of Communications

Claire Harrington, CMP and coordinator for WINiT was recently promoted to the role of Manager of Communications at Social Tables. In this capacity, she will responsible for increasing brand awareness through events, education, content, thought leadership, and community partnerships.

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Bridget F. Clark Appointed as Head of Internal Communications for Amex GBT

Congratulations to Bridget F. Clark who has been appointed to build an Internal Communications program for the Amex Global Business Travel Joint Venture! Her new position is Head of Internal Communications.

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Women in Travel (WINiT) Takes Off

WINiT, the new Women in Travel initiative launched earlier this year, held its first conference in Los Angeles immediately before GBTA. The group has already attracted 1,800 members representing US$15 billion of business travel spending.

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Oracle’s Visser Applies Anscillary Fee Spending To Airline Market Share Shortfalls

From BTN Business Travel News dated August 25, 2014 page 32 Note the WINiT pin!!! Rita is co chair of the WINiT Sponsorship and Development Committee! Well done, Rita!

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Promotes Three Veteran [Women] Hotel Leaders in the Americas

New Appointments of Colleen Keating, Lynne Dougherty, and Vera Manoukian Reflect Growth in Starwood’s Franchise Business – View Full Article

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GBTA Recognizes Four Exceptional Members

Dear GBTA Members, Among the notable events at this year’s fantastic Convention were four separate award winners. I would like to call special attention to each of them and recognize their hard work and efforts that propelled them to receive these awards. Claire Blades was this year’s recipient of the Direct Member of the Year […]

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GBTA Announces Executive Leadership Panel at GBTA Convention 2014

Executives to Share Views on Today’s Distribution Landscape Alexandria, VA (June 2014) —The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today announced a new panel to be featured on Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles: Executive Leadership Panel: A View Across The Distribution Landscape. Moderated […]

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