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Global Women Leaders gather for Women in Travel THRIVE 2024 at HSMAI Day of Impact 2024

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Global professional women gathered at the third annual Women in Travel THRIVE at HSMAI Day of Impact event at the Hilton Charlotte Uptown. Renowned international speaker Shelly Brown led a conversation focused on authenticity and belonging.

“Each year, Women in Travel THRIVE members come together for networking, mentorship, and career development,” said Women in Travel THRIVE Co-Chairs Ali Thompson, director of business planning at Expedia Group, and Lynn Zwibak, founder and president of Zwibak Revenue Management. “Our tradition started with just a few women committed to making a measurable impact on the opportunities for women in the travel industry. Now, we have thousands of members across the globe who are creating space for women to be their authentic selves and truly thrive in their work.”

During the event, numerous members of Women in Travel Thrive were honored with Empowerment bundles. Laura Wittig, the Director of Key Accounts at Priceline, was among the esteemed recipients of the Empowerment Bundles. She shared valuable insights about the profound impact of this recognition. She said, “I was honored to receive an Empowerment Bundle in October 2023 – shortly after I had been promoted. The timing was perfect as it helped me elevate my professional image in alignment with my new role.”

Women in Travel THRIVE offers an array of resources, including Empowerment Bundles, to its members, and it has now initiated the process of awarding more of these bundles in the upcoming year. As part of the Women in Hospitality Leadership Alliance, the organization collaborates with various industry partners to advance women across the hospitality and travel sectors. The recent successful Day of Impact was made possible by the Platinum Sponsor Highgate; Silver Sponsors IDEAS, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, LODGIQ and Duetto; and Supporter Sponsors and Organizations ZWIBAK, Hilton Charlotte Uptown, Caldwell, Female Founders in Hospitality, HSMAI Foundation, Hopper, COGWHEEL Marketing, RAZIB Marketing and hertelier.

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