ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality

For the next generation of female leadership.

ForWard launched in 2018 as an annual conference to recognize the women of the hospitality industry and champion the next generation of leaders. Since then, it has grown to a year-round platform for engagement and a vehicle to highlight female leaders. From in-person to online, thought leadership education to networking, ForWard harnesses the power of women to elevate the hospitality industry.

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Our Mission

ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality is an AHLA platform aimed at mentoring, educating, and leading women to the next level of their career. Through the collective power of ForWard, we are elevating hospitality to be the number one industry for women.

Join us May 4-5, 2023 for AHLA's Forward: Women Advancing Hospitality Annual Conference

Hear from hospitality leaders, learn and grow through tailored sessions, and network with peers. Past speakers have included AHLA board members from various industries, such as hospitality, finance, academia, and more.

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ForWard Advisory Committee

AHLA's ForWard Advisory Committee unites female senior executives to provide strategic guidance and mentorship and to help ForWard grow and expand throughout the industry.

ForWard Ambassadors

The ForWard Ambassador Program is open to AHLA members working in the hospitality industry that are passionate about the mission of ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality.* Membership is not limited to any professional level or company type. Ambassadors will actively support the implementation of ForWard initiatives under the guidance of the ForWard Advisory Committee.

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Please reach out to Allison Brennan with any questions regarding ForWard 2023, the ForWard Advisory Committee, ForWard Ambassador Program, or AHLA ForWard initiatives.

Upcoming ForWard Events

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Access our members-only webinar archive to find previous ForWard Thinking recordings.

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There is more to ForWard than just events.

The ForWard Ambassador Program is advancing women in hospitality.

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