Women have a purpose in the everyday. They transcend their circumstances, using their purpose to navigate changing times.
Women are doing important work at every level of hospitality. While there still is work to be done, women are being recognized for their significant strides in the industry, speaking at industry events, influencing industry decisions, and providing tremendous leadership in the workplace. In what has been a predominantly male-dominated industry, it’s more important than ever to foster, promote, and empower women entrepreneurs. It’s time to celebrate their accomplishments and lay the foundation for future advances.
In my new role with AAHOA, I feel a responsibility to honor the hard work and diligence of the women who have shown us there are no limits to what can be accomplished. While we can assert that women should have a role and serve as leaders in the industry, I’m realizing it’s no longer enough to just say the words. It is time to have the faith, courage, and tenacity to prove that nothing can stop us from pursuing our vision, overcoming obstacles, and making a true difference in the lives of others.
AAHOA’s latest offering, AAHOA Women Hoteliers Initiative, celebrates AAHOA’s commitment to the women who are transforming the hospitality industry with innovation, strategic insights, and unique leadership traits.
With this initiative, AAHOA is striving to assist women who are pursuing new challenges, including owning and operating hotels, building and creating wealth, obtaining financing, being the decision makers, even stepping into leadership and political roles, and much more. This initiative underscores our commitment to the women of AAHOA and elevating their contributions to the industry.
I encourage everyone to attend our upcoming women hoteliers events. As part of our initial launch, AAHOA is hosting the 2022 AAHOA Women in Hotel Ownership Conference & Retreat, October 26-27, in Cincinnati, OH, which will focus on bringing together AAHOA’s engaged community of women hoteliers for inspiration and empowerment. The AAHOA Women Hoteliers Initiative will offer networking and educational opportunities for women hoteliers and hospitality industry professionals. This initiative ultimately will support all women in their endeavors and ensure more stability and opportunities for generations to come.
As part of our initial launch, AAHOA is hosting the 2022 AAHOA Women in Hotel Ownership Conference & Retreat, October 26-27, in Cincinnati, OH, which will focus on bringing together AAHOA’s engaged community of women hoteliers for inspiration and empowerment.
This new initiative aims to serve not only as a resource and tool to empower and promote women, but to create a respectful culture that truly allows women from all walks of life to contribute their expertise, differing perspectives, creative ideas, and life experiences. Amplifying women’s voices in the industry invites more and more women to shape the future of hospitality and advance their careers.
AAHOA is a changemaker, and this is just the beginning. With a new vision, AAHOA can pave the way for women to have the necessary tools and opportunities to pursue their plans, purposes, and dreams. I’ve repeatedly heard the statement that “women are the backbone of the industry.” By recognizing the incredible contributions of women in the hospitality industry through the years, and developing new leaders for future generations, the impact will be unmatched.
This is an exciting time for AAHOA, the hospitality industry, and beyond. Please join us as we build an exciting future for women hoteliers together.