As an added incentive to increase membership, two new WIL members will have the opportunity to have lunch or dinner with WIL Founder Nancy Johnson, chief development officer, the Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group or Brooke Barrett, co-chief executive officer, Denihan Hospitality Group. The state chapter that adds the most new members by November 1 will have the opportunity to select one member, with the other being randomly selected from among all new WIL registrants.
WIL Connect has been active on several fronts:
- Several state WIL chapters have organized WIL legislative events, including New York (March 5), Illinois (March 6), Florida (March 13), and California (March 21). The Texas WIL chapter’s February event featured Lara Keel with the Texas Lobbyist Group and drew more than 60 women from around the state,
- The AH&LA Under 30 Gateway and WIL Connect have launched a new mentorship program, matching seasoned executives with newer lodging professionals. Once applications are received, individuals will be matched with the best possible candidate in their area to help establish the new relationship.
- WIL Connect has partnered with Niagara University to provide a series of targeted Webinars. The first, Leading a Team – Leadership through Action, will take place Thursday, March 14 from 3:30-4:30pm (EST).