Shelagh Mooney – our newest associate

Shelagh Mooney – our newest associate

Shelagh Mooney lives in New Zealand and is a postgraduate Program Leader at the School of Hospitality and Tourism at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), where she lectures in organizational behaviour and human resources management. Her industry career began in restaurant operations and culminated in senior executive positions in various hotel groups, including the Savoy Group, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Hilton. Noticing the lack of women and general diversity at these higher levels, Shelagh sought answers in research and began…

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Elisa Spampinato

Elisa Spampinato

Elisa Spampinato has recently joined our network of associates and we are thrilled to welcome her. Elisa is a researcher and consultant based in London, with a varied international background. She studied Anthropology and Sociology at the University La Sapienza in Rome and completed her studies with field research in Brazil, focusing on local governance and experiments in direct democracy. Since 2005 her work has included participation at international seminars and diverse research projects in both Italy and Brazil. Elisa…

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Angela Kalisch (Chair)

Angela Kalisch (Chair)

Angela’s career includes teaching and lecturing in secondary and higher education, economic development for equal opportunities strategy in local authority, and twenty five years in tourism. She set up an adventure travel operation, developed international tourism policy for fair trade in tourism and corporate social responsibility, and eventually spent thirteen years in academia, lecturing on sustainable tourism. Gender politics have been an integral part of her personal and professional life. Before setting up her own adventure travel operations to the…

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Dr Daniela Moreno Alarcón

Dr Daniela Moreno Alarcón

Daniela is a researcher and consultant in the field of gender and development, with a special focus on tourism as a development and poverty reduction strategy. Her PhD (Complutense University of Madrid, 2017) focused in the tourism from a gender perspective as an essential approach in the context of sustainable and responsible tourism development in Nicaragua. Since 2009 she has expanded her international project experience by fostering gender mainstreaming within tourism policies around the world. Daniela has been in charge…

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We did it!

We did it!

We couldn’t be happier, thank you all for the overwhelming support, commitment, and enthusiastic encouragement. In the last 24 hours, we came so close to our target, raising an amazing £16,118. This means that we will be able to run this transformative project in Malisita, Tanzania for the full six months that our farmers need to train, receive mentoring, and grow their first, significantly improved harvest. We have 20 hotels on board already, they would love to be able to buy produce…

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Empowering 30 Tanzanian women through tourism and farming

Empowering 30 Tanzanian women through tourism and farming

The Challenge! Over the last 18 months we have been developing an innovative project in the heart of the Tanzanian tourist district. Here, women, children, and their families are often living in extreme poverty, earning what they can by selling small produce at market by the bucket, the bushel, or the bunch. The competition is high and the reliability of income is poor. Flip this to include the luxury hotels, all-inclusive safaris, and nearly 500,000 tourists who come to Tanzania…

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