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2017 everywoman in Travel Awards

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2017 everywoman in Travel Awards

 

 

everywoman announces the launch of the everywoman in Travel Awards. The programme will recognise inspirational women at all stages of their career and uncover role models to help encourage more women and young girls to consider a career in the Travel industry. 

Nominations for the 2017 everywoman in Travel Awards have now closed.

A growing body of research demonstrates that gender balanced teams produce better business outcomes and create a more sustainable future for an organisation’s entire workforce, with a direct and positive impact on the bottom line. Critically, with Brexit the industry needs to attract the best possible talent, from school leavers, grads and senior women, whilst at the same time ensuring it develops and inspires all those already working in the sector.

 

why nominate 

Becoming a finalist is an excellent way to raise both individual and company profiles as well as celebrate career achievements and recognition within the industry. Past winners and finalists from our other awards have gone on to receive promotions and internal and external recognition. Hear from one of our award winners here.

In addition to this it will also help encourage more women and young girls to consider a career in the Travel industry. 

 

who is it for

The everywoman in Travel Awards are for those who possess the qualities, attitude, hard work ethic and commitment to supporting other women that makes them a credit to the industry and the organisations they work for. They are the talented women who have exceeded expectations as well as inspired success in others.

 

The awards

One to Watch -  This is awarded to an individual in education/further education who demonstrates a passion for the travel industry. This award seeks to identify young game-changers.

Apprentice -  An apprentice who is embracing the opportunity the industry offers.

Tomorrow's leader - A woman under 30, making a significant contribution to the sector. The applicant must be under 30 as of 31 December 2017.

Entrepreneur - An owner / operator of a travel business that has been operating for three years or more, whose vision will inspire other women to start their own enterprise. 

Above & beyond -  A woman that has truly gone above and beyond her role to help drive the organisation's success. This applies to a woman at any stage of her career.         

Team Leader - A woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success.

Leader - A woman making a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the business.

 

ALIGNING YOUR BRAND WITH A MORE INCLUSIVE FUTURE

The everywoman in Travel Awards profiles those companies who place importance on recognising inspirational female role models and the vital role they play in motivating their colleagues. 

Aligning your brand with the Programme demonstrates your commitment to achieving gender diversity, and investing in your female workforce.

The ceremony is an excellent opportunity to engage clients and motivate teams in an inspiring setting.

To find out more about how your company can get involved with the everywoman in Travel Awards please email seema@everywoman.com.

 

KEY DATES

Nominations Open:  14 June 2017

Nominations Close:  Extended until 18 September 2017

Judging Day:  3 October 2017     

Awards Ceremony: 16 November 2017

 

 

When and where
Date: 
16th November 2017
Start time: 
11:59AM
End time: 
5:00PM
East Wintergarden
Canary Wharf Group plc - 43 Bank Street
E14 5NX London
United Kingdom
GB
Nominations
Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 everywoman in Travel Awards have now closed.

Please click here to book your ticket to attend the ceremony.

 

ALIGNING YOUR BRAND WITH A MORE INCLUSIVE FUTURE

The everywoman in Travel Awards profiles those companies who place importance on recognising inspirational female role models and the vital role they play in motivating their colleagues. 

Aligning your brand with the Programme demonstrates your commitment to achieving gender diversity, and investing in your female workforce.

The ceremony is an excellent opportunity to engage clients and motivate teams in an inspiring setting.

To find out more about how your company can get involved with the everywoman in Travel Awards please email seema@everywoman.com.

 

 

 

Finalists
This year's finalists are:

One to Watch, sponsored by TripAdvisor, awarded to a young game-changer in education or an apprenticeship who demonstrates a passion for the travel industry:

  • Ellie Barton, Apprentice, Hays Travel from Darlington
  • Albane Grimprel, Business Student, GEM (Grenoble Ecole de Management) from London
  • Sylvana Walsh, Customer and Owner Service Advisor, Hoseasons from Lowestoft

 

Tomorrow’s Leader, sponsored by TTG Media, awarded to a woman under 30 making a significant contribution to the sector

  • Rebecca Hipkin, Travel Support Team Leader, Intrepid Group from London
  • Sophie Holtom, Business Services Manager, arrangeMY from Worcester
  • Jillian Jackson, Loyalty & Partnerships Executive, Hilton from Glasgow

 

Entrepreneur, sponsored by Silversea Cruises, awarded to an owner / operator of a travel business that has been operating for three years or more, whose vision will inspire other women to start their own enterprise

  • Jessica Bain, Co-founder and Head of Trade Relations, Latin Routes from Surrey
  • Mary McKenna, Managing Director, Tour America from Dublin
  • Abi Wright, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Spabreaks.com from Newbury, London

 

Above & Beyond, sponsored by The Travel Network Group, awarded to a woman at any stage of her career that has truly gone above and beyond her role to help drive the organisation's success

  • Susan Boxall, Customer Service Executive, Kuoni Travel from Dorking
  • Wendi Knibbs, Global Sales Evolution Specialist, Hilton from Watford
  • Karen Morris, Global Operations Director, Travel Counsellors from Manchester

 

Team Leader, sponsored by AvisBudget, awarded to a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success:

  • Anna Macleod, Business Travel Manager, arrangeMY from Worcester
  • Sacha Peters, Head of Marketing, Ski Solutions from London
  • Angela Terry, Contact Centre Manager, TUI from Swansea

 

Leader, sponsored by Kuoni, awarded to a woman making a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the business

  • Wendy Atkin-Smith, Managing Director, Viking Cruises UK from London
  • Lindsey Esse, Managing Director, Darwin Escapes from Oxford
  • Helen Caron, Distribution & Cruise Director, TUI from Luton
Judges
Judges

Simon Altham

Managing Director - Revenue, Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Alexis Coles-Barrasso

PR & Communications, The Travel Network Group

Sarah Clayton-Turner

Chair Association of Women Travel Executives & Marketing Director

Sophie Dekkers

UK Country Director, easyJet

Rachael Gillett

Group & UK Human Resources Director, Thomas Cook

Jeanette Linfoot

Managing Director, Saga Tour Operating Division

Lisa McAuley

Managing Director UK & Ireland, Silversea Cruises

Daniel Pearce

Managing Director, TTG Media

Jo Rzymowska

Vice President & Managing Director, UK and Ireland & Asia, Celebrity Cruises

Mark Tanzer

Chief Executive, ABTA

Rachel O'Reilly

Head of Communications, Kuoni

Kristina Wallen

Managing Director HARP wallen

Julia Kemp

Director of Global Leisure and Partnerships, Avis Budget Group
Partners & sponsors
Partners & Sponsors

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Avis Budget is delighted to be supporting the everywoman in Travel Awards, recognizing the exceptional talents of women in the travel industry. 

Avis is an equal-opportunity employer, proud to provide an inclusive workplace that embraces and celebrates demographic, cultural and lifestyle differences.  This stance is carried through to our suppliers where we have established a Disadvantaged, Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Program to promote the growth and development of diversified suppliers. The nominees and winners of the everywoman in Travel Awards are all inspirational women making a difference in the world of travel and have reason to be very proud.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Celebrity Cruises is proud to be sponsor of the inaugural everywoman in Travel Awards. Embracing and celebrating diversity Celebrity Cruises' culture, and our business stands for opening up the world. Our mission to ensure that more women have greater opportunities includes setting diversity targets for our marine and technical teams in order to challenge these disciplines as traditionally male dominated. We are thrilled to be an organisation that has great female role models at all levels, led by a female president and CEO. The nominees and winners of the everywoman in Travel Awards promise to be truly inspirational to all.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

We’re excited to be celebrating the wealth of female talent in our industry and are proud to be a sponsor of the everywoman in Travel awards in its first year.  This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase diversity and put the spotlight on those who are going above and beyond to make their mark within the world of travel.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Silversea are thrilled to be part of the inaugural everywoman in Travel Awards. It is our belief that rewarding and recognising female talent and diversity empowers individuals as well as support an organisations commercial success. The everywoman in Travel Awards will place the spotlight on the travel industry and ensure attempts to nuture and distinguish female talent remain at the forefront of industry leaders. minds.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

The Travel Network Group is delighted to be a key sponsor of the everywoman in Travel Awards. A large number of our 930-strong membership is made up of inspirational and entrepreneurial females and our business is largely driven by the leadership of strong individuals, many of whom are woman. Within our Group we strive to operate a working environment that is equal for all regardless of gender, race or religion and one that provides equal opportunities for everyone to flourish.

The everywoman in Travel Awards is a great platform on which to showcase the amazing female talent we have in our industry and, as the leading travel membership group in the UK, we are proud to be a part of it.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Tripadvisor are thrilled to support the everywoman in Travel Awards. Identifying and nurturing future talent is something we feel passionately about at TripAdvisor and we look forward to celebrating the successes of the winners and all other women in travel.

MEDIA PARTNER

Sitting at the heart of the UK travel trade since 1953, the TTG Media brand resonates throughout the industry as the authoritative and trusted trade media voice.

In recent years we have become well known for our diversity in travel through our TTG LGBT programme of events, and for celebrating the youngest achievers in the industry through our TTG Tomorrow’s Travel Leaders/30 Under 30 programme.

Working closely with everywoman to support and champion women working in the travel industry through the launch of the first everywoman in Travel Awards was a natural step for us, and we are delighted to be involved.  

 

 

MEDIA PARTNER

STRATEGIC PARTNER

AWTE are thrilled to be partnering with everywoman for their inaugural travel awards.  As an Association dedicated to promoting and developing the careers of women in travel, we are delighted to work with everywoman in recognising and showcasing the fabulous female talent in our industry.

SUPPORTING PARTNER

Advantage champions the benefits a diverse culture can create to the performance of a business by breaking down barriers and ensuring equal opportunities can be accessed by all employees. The Advantage culture is to encourage all groups of individuals to work hard and strive for excellence, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, culture or sexuality. Our individuals are judged and rewarded through career progression and equal pay all of which are performance based.

Supporting partner

Club Med
Club Med logo

Club Med is really proud to partner with everywoman for the launch of their first Travel Awards, which aims to recognise and promote female talent in the travel industry. We are dedicated to support women in their professional careers and ensure they have more and more great opportunities. Our offices are composed and driven by many inspirational and entrepreneurial women. Celebrate diversity is our philosophy. Happiness is our business.

SUPPORTING PARTNER

Women’s empowerment is one of G Adventures’ key pillars when it comes to giving back to the places we visit. Women play a huge role in the global tourism industry, representing between 60%-70% of its employment. 66 million women are directly employed by the travel industry worldwide, yet many still face continued inequality, especially in developing countries. We’re delighted to support the everywomen in Travel Awards to recognise those women making a difference in the UK travel industry, and blazing the trail for the young women who are yet to follow in their footsteps.

Supporting partner

HARP Wallen
HARP Wallen logo

By specialising in executive recruitment in the travel and tourism sectors, we stay firmly in our area of expertise, doing what we love.  We know the players and the companies and invest a lot of time getting to know candidates and clients in equal measure.

Since our inception 22 years ago, HARP wallen has put the placement and promotion of women in the travel and tourism industries at the very heart of our business.

In an industry dominated by women at the lower and mid-management levels, we endeavour to ensure recruitment activity for higher executive-level roles, has a strong representation of women.  We encourage candidates to reach their full potential, guide them through the recruitment process, and reach for roles which will not only challenge them professionally, but make a real difference to the wider industry.  

SUPPORTING PARTNER

NatWest is delighted to sponsor the inaugural everywoman in Travel Awards.  It’s an excellent opportunity to showcase true role models, and offer encouragement to women across the travel industry.

At NatWest, we have a long history of supporting diversity.  We provide business support, networking, and mentoring to help women achieve their full potential.

That’s why NatWest has proudly partnered with Everywoman for over 15 years.  Congratulations to everyone taking part in this year’s Awards.

SUPPORTING PARTNER

Travel Industry Services is thrilled to partner with the everywoman in Travel Awards to celebrate the wealth of female talent in the UK travel industry. TIS are a leading provider of discounted travel for travel people! Offering up to 70% savings on cruises, hotels, flights, tours and holiday extras! Many of our reduced deals are open to the trade family and friends, even if they are travelling independently! We pride ourselves on giving our colleagues in the travel industry the best value for money, backed by friendly and professional service. For the latest travel inspirations visit www.traveltis.co.uk or call FREE 0800 619 0900

DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS

The Institute of Travel & Tourism is the only professional membership body for individuals employed in the travel and tourism industry, one of the largest trade sectors in the UK. ITT is dedicated to developing and maintaining high professional standards throughout the industry.  

SPECIAL THANKS

Caseluggage
Darwin Escapes
Direct Line Group
easyJet
Edwardian Hotels
Handpicked hotels
Hilton
Saga
Taittinger
Thomas Cook
Travel Industry Services
TUI
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Winners
Winners

 

Woman of the Year Award - which recognises an extraordinary woman whose passion, success and accessibility makes her an exceptional role model and a great industry ambassador

Mary McKenna, Managing Director at Tour America, from Dublin.

 

 

 

 

 

The 2017 everywoman in Travel Awards category winners are as follows:

One to Watch, sponsored by TripAdvisor, awarded to a young game-changer in education or an apprenticeship who demonstrates a passion for the travel industry

Ellie Barton, Apprentice,  Hays Travel from Darlington.

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow’s Leader, sponsored by TTG Media, awarded to a woman under 30 making a significant contribution to the sector

Rebecca Hipkin, Travel Support Team Leader, Intrepid Group from London.

 

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneur, sponsored by Silversea Cruises, awarded to an owner / operator of a travel business that has been operating for three years or more, whose vision will inspire other women to start their own enterprise

Abi Wright, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Spabreaks.com from Newbury, London. .

 

 

 

 

 

Above & Beyond, sponsored by The Travel Network Group, awarded to a woman at any stage of her career that has truly gone above and beyond her role to help drive the organisation's success

Karen Morris, Global Operations Director, Travel Counsellors from Manchester.

 

 

 

 

 

Team Leader, sponsored by Avis Budget, awarded to a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success:

Angela Terry, Contact Centre Manager, TUI from Swansea.

 

 

 

 

 

Leader, sponsored by Kuoni, awarded to a woman making a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the business

Helen Caron, Distribution & Cruise Director, TUI from Luton.