It’s been a while since I talked about WINiT and now more than ever, its time.
WINiT, Women in Travel, is an organization I am proud to be a part of and have been since the day the “doors” opened. I have been involved in many ways and now am the Chair of the Board for this amazing organization. The team, since day one, has been about helping people, all people, women and men! Helping them to be empowered, enabled and engaged. Through events like the annual summit, career board or the mentorship program, WINiT is helping men and women in the travel industry.
Here are some numbers:
- 3 Annual summits with over 700 attendees. Some held in conjunction with other events and the most recent was a standalone event that people are still raving about.
- Mentoring program going on 3 years with over 140 people engaged as mentors or mentees. In this program, people are learning from veterans in the industry and veterans of travel are learning from others.
- Job posting board with many opportunities within our travel community.
- WINiT has provided industry speakers and leaders at 13 events and growing.
When you look at those numbers, most would be shocked to know that all this has been done at NO COST to the member. All their work has been because of suppliers and individuals who looked at the mission statement and believed in it. Believed that helping people to be the best version of themselves is a good thing.
Doing the right thing for the right reasons can only go so far. WINiT now needs your help to make sure they can continue with their mission. We want to be able to bring value to everyone who needs it, everyone who wants it and everyone who wants to continue to grow in this industry we call home. I invite everyone to visit the WINiT page and if you can, make a donation to support this cause so we can keep offering programs, insight, inspiration and a path forward.