Women in Lodging (WIL) Connect
WIL membership gives you prime access to high powered women who empower women.
This first industry-wide forum exclusively for female hospitality professionals is your opportunity to connect with top professionals nationwide and gain career momentum. WIL fuels the mission to promote women's leadership into executive positions within the lodging industry and contribute to business development efforts, including women's markets.
Membership is free to all women employed at AH&LA member organizations, regardless of your position within the company. Join this initiative of more than 2,000 women across the country. Not sure if your company is a member? Contact Member Services at (800) 252-2462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men wishing to support the mission of WIL may also become a member at no cost, as long as their company is an AH&LA member.
Click here to see if your state already has a chapter. If not, consider starting one and reap the additional benefits these local chapters provide, including extra opportunities to meet more industry women in your community and getting more out of your membership. Contact Kathryn Potter at (202) 289-3130 to get started.
For questions about WIL Connect, contact Kathryn Potter at email@example.com or (202) 289-3130.
National allied members can attend state chapter events at the member price without joining the state partner association. They can enroll in WIL Connect, the national database, and will receive all state chapter updates, but cannot participate in the state planning committee in a leadership capacity.
State allied members, who are not AH&LA allied members, can attend state events at the member price, but must pay the nonmember price for AH&LA WIL events. They can participate in the state planning committee, but cannot join WIL Connect unless their organization becomes an AH&LA Allied member.
WIL Connect's monthly series honoring female leaders in the lodging industry continues this month with profiles of top sales and marketing gurus. Please email Kathryn Potter with your nominations for the leader(s) you feel should receive recognition. The highest vote getters in each category will be honored. The deadline for nominations is the 15th of each month. Don't delay - send in your votes for the following:
• March – CEOs
• April – sales/marketing
• May – CFO
• June – general counsels
• July – GMs
• August – development and/or investment
• September – food/beverage
• October – human resources
• November – sustainability
• December – Information Technology
And if you or someone you know is interested in getting involved in WIL, click here to enroll - with more than 2,000 members nationwide, the initiative continues to gain momentum from every corner of the industry. As an added incentive to increase membership, two new WIL members will have the opportunity to have lunch or dinner with WIL Founder Nancy Johnson, chief development officer, the Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, or Brooke Barrett, co-chief executive officer, Denihan Hospitality Group. The state chapter that adds the most new members by November 1 will have the opportunity to select one member, with the other being randomly selected from among all new WIL registrants.
Stay connected to this robust group, foster networking, and provide knowledge to help women advance their careers.