International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day 2019

Today is International Women’s Day! A day that should really be celebrated every day of the year. Let’s take today to all unite and work together towards our common goal of equality. A day to reflect on how far women have come this year, and a day to celebrate women’s achievements. Over the next week, we will be sharing the stories of incredible and inspiring women from around the world. We hope these stories serve as inspiration for what women…

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The 116th U.S. Congress…

The 116th U.S. Congress…

Last week was the opening of the 116th Congress, and it’s making history by breaking records and marking historic firsts! Incredibly, the number of women in Congress is at a record high at 127, with more than 100 women sworn into the Democratic side. Unfortunately, the number of women on the Republican’s side declined after the recent midterm elections. However, it hasn’t stopped there for beaten records, as the Congress has also seen an increase in the number of those…

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Congratulations Professor Shirley Kaye Randell

Congratulations Professor Shirley Kaye Randell

We would like to congratulate Professor Shirley Kaye Randell on receiving the Institute of Managers and Leaders inaugural Sir John Storey Award for Lifetime Leadership Achievement. Shirley, who is an associate of Equality in Tourism, is world renowned for her work with women in Rwanda after the genocide. She has also had a fascinating and eminent career as an educator and expert in the public sector and institutional reform in developing countries and in gender mainstreaming and human rights for…

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Sun, Sand and Ceilings: Women in Tourism and Hospitality Boardrooms

Sun, Sand and Ceilings: Women in Tourism and Hospitality Boardrooms

Since our first ‘Sun, Sand and Ceilings’ report in 2013, there has been some movement towards increased gender equality on company boards, in a wide range of tourism and hospitality businesses. However, women in the tourism industry are still under-represented at executive levels, despite the fact that women represent the majority of the workforce worldwide. TTG dedicated their weekly issue post-WTM 2018 to gender equality and published a feature on our latest report. To read more about our feature, please…

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‘Sun, Sand and Ceilings’ – TTG Feature

‘Sun, Sand and Ceilings’ – TTG Feature

We are delighted that TTG has featured Equality in Tourism’s new, updated report in their latest issue. ‘Sun, Sand and Ceilings’ explores current disparities in gender equality on company boards in a wide range of tourism and hospitality businesses. Our ‘Sun, Sand and Ceilings’ 2013 report found that the overall representations of women on travel and tourism company boards was just 15%. Our latest report found that the female representation at board level has increased to just 23%. Although this represents…

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Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground

It is important for us to acknowledge and celebrate individuals who break the often-established taboo of women working within the tourism industry, as well as the communities and countries that enable them to do so. Recently, we came across a heartening story in the Times of Oman. Since June this year, the government has noted an increase in the number of Omani women showing a keen interest in working within the industry and becoming tour guides. The role of a…

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