WiH2020 Women in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure 2020 Review

2019 Edition

We are launching the WiH2020 Women in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure 2020 Review -

2019 Edition

27th February 2019 at Oxford Brookes University

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Venue: Oxford Brookes University, Brookes Restaurant, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP

For more information please contact us at info@wih2020.com

Masterclasses 2019

11th March 2019 - Positioning and Preparing: Securing Your First Executive Committee Role and CV Refresher

Elliott Goldstein - Partner at The MBS Group and Tea Colaianni

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Venue: Hilton Park Lane, 22 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1BE

14th March 2019 - 7 Reasons why Being on a Board is Good for your Career

Fiona Hathorn - Managing Director of Women on Boards UK and Tea Colaianni

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Venue: Plaza London-Kensington, 100 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4ER

Room: Cromwell 2

30th April 2019 - Be Conscious of Your Unconscious Bias

Kirsty Rogers - Partner, DWF LLP and Tea Colaianni

Time: 14:30 - 16:30

Venue: DWF Offices, 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 3AG

14th May 2019 - Retaining and Attracting Women; Enabling Parents and Carers:

The Benefits of Making Work+Family Work

Jennifer Liston-Smith - Director, Head of Coaching and Consulting at My Family Care and Tea Colaianni

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Venue: Café Rouge, Hays Galleria, London, SE1 2HD

12th June 2019 - Measure Diversity and Inclusion for Maximum Business Impact

Jon Terry - Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Leader, PwC and Tea Colaianni

Time: 10:30 - 12:30

Venue: PwC, 7 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2RT

Create a Truly Inclusive Recruitment Process

Employee Engagement in a Diverse and Inclusive Environment

Building a Flexible Workforce

Helping you and your Family with Expert Financial Planning and Investment Management

Maximise your Executive Presence

For further information on the 2019 Masterclasses - please contact us at info@wih2020.com

WiH2020 Latest News



HTL Industry Leaders discuss what Diversity and Inclusion means to them

We are absolutely delighted to count Keith Barr, Simon Vincent OBE and Johan Lundgren as Lead Supporters of the WiH2020 campaign.

They have signed the Diversity in HTL Charter and are hugely committed to the collaboration projects we are working on.


On the 6th of February 2019, we launched the WiH2020 Women in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure 2020 Review - 2019 Edition, in partnership with The MBS Group and PwC

Chaired by Eleanor Mills, Editorial Director of The Sunday Times, a panel of influential industry leaders discussed progress and answered questions

Keith Barr

CEO IHG Plc

Johan Lundgren

CEO easyJet Plc

Jane Bentall

Managing Director Haven Holidays (Bourne Leisure)

Kate Nicholls

CEO UKHospitality

Tea Colaianni visited the offices of Criticaleye today to talk about the WiH2020 initiative. Criticaleye are proud supporters of WiH2020.

Tom Beedham (pictured) said "We already work with a number of senior executives and leaders in this industry and have a lot to contribute, when it comes to expertise on women in leadership and executive development".

Leading by Example in HTL - Hampton Alexander Review - November 2018

Great to see IHG, Mitchells & Butler and On the Beach in the top 10 Best Performers for gender representation at senior leadership level and Merlin Entertainments and Whitbread in the top 10 Best Performers for Women on Boards in the 3rd report of the Hampton Alexander Review. More HTL data and insight in the WiH2020 report to be published early next year.


Diversity Afternoon Tea at The Rank Group PLC

November 2018

Tea commented: "It was great to join the Rank Group for their Diversity Afternoon Tea at their head office in Maidenhead. Rank is a signatory of the Diversity in HTL Charter and their employees are having great conversations about D&I".

Sarah Powell (Director of Communication at The Rank Group plc) said: "Tea thank you on behalf of Rank for a fabulous afternoon, your insight has created a real buzz and hopefully some more momentum for change".

David Balls (Group Human Resources Director at The Rank Group plc) commented: "Thank you so much for all your support Tea. The feedback about the session has been overwhelmingly positive and I look forward to welcoming you back soon".

Jennifer Liston-Smith (Head of coaching and consultancy at My Family Care) commented: "Glad to see your unstoppable influence continues Tea Colaianni!".



Elliott Goldstein Partner at The MBS Group discusses the unique challenges and opportunities women face in HTL and what WiH2020 and the industry are doing to tackle them

July 2018


Joanna Aunon talks about progressing Diversity in the HTL Industry at The Meetings Show

June 2018



Institute of Hospitality signs the Diversity in HTL Charter

Sarah Peters and Tea Colaianni