ForWard Events

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 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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Upcoming ForWard Events

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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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