Going all inclusive
Nominations for the 2019 IBM iX everywoman in Travel Awards are now open! The Awards will celebrate 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.
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.
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 other programmes have gone on to receive promotions and internal and external recognition.
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. A new category award for 2019 is the Disruptor Award, awarded to a woman who is challenging the status quo, in an unconventional and innovative way.
Pioneer of the Year - A special recognition Award to honour a female travel pioneer whose wanderlust has inspired others to broaden their travel horizons. This particular category was voted by Telegraph Readers, and the winner of the Award was selected by the public vote.
One to Watch - Awarded to a young game-changer under the age of 25 in education or an apprenticeship who demonstrates a passion for the travel industry.
Tomorrow’s Leader – Awarded to a woman under 30, making a significant contribution to the future of the sector
Entrepreneur – 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.
Above & Beyond – 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.
Team Leader – Awarded to a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success.
Executive Leader – Awarded to a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success.
Leader of Change – Awarded to a woman who is making a significant contribution towards the strategic direction of the business, through best practices, employee engagement, improved productivity and innovation.
International Inspiration – Awarded to a woman working outside of the UK & Ireland that is a role model for women in her community.
Male Agent of Change – Awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in travel.
*NEW FOR 2019* Disruptor Award – Awarded to a woman who is challenging the status quo, in an unconventional and innovative way.
WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED?
Supported by the most forward-thinking brands committed to celebrating the skills, innovation and leadership of women in travel, the Awards champion and celebrate women who are achieving career success and the companies that are supporting them to do so.
The awards are also an excellent opportunity to engage clients and motivate teams in an inspiring setting. To find out more about corporate hospitality or how your company can get involved with the awards contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations Open: 18 March 2019
Nominations Close: 24 June 2019
Judging Day: TBC September 2019
Awards Ceremony: 13 November 2019, 12.00 – 17.00