Developed by campaign group WiH2020 and launching on 8 October, the index will feature inspiring female professionals, including leaders who occupy senior and board positions. The organisation aims to increase women's representation in leadership roles, showcase talent in the industry and share advice for advancement.
According to WiH2020, only 10% of CEOs across hospitality, travel and leisure are women, though 36% of direct reports to board members are female, representing a promising pool of future leaders.
Louisa Watson, Director of Marketing, Wyboston Lakes Resort says, “It’s a great honour to be included in this new index. With over 20 years of marketing experience, I hope to be able to continue to mentor and give career advice to an even greater number of ambitious young women. I believe that the greater diversity of talent recruited into this exciting and dynamic industry, the better choice of future leaders the sector will have.”