Elisa Spampinato – our newest associate

Elisa Spampinato – our newest associate

Elisa Spampinato 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 has worked in Brazil as a consultant and researcher, collaborating with the Federal University of…

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Watch key moments from our symposium

Watch key moments from our symposium

Great news! If you missed our symposium in September last year, you can now watch the recordings. We’ve got plenty for you to choose from – read on. To hear Stroma Cole talk about the recently published book “Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment”, which she edited, and recount some of the personal stories featured within it, watch this clip on YouTube. Dr. Paola Vizcaino from Bournemouth University spoke to the group about her PhD work on women’s empowerment as…

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The women of the Jequitinhonha Valley

The women of the Jequitinhonha Valley

A guest blog by Elisa Spampinato Fighting with art for their independence The Jequitinhonha Valley (in Minas Gerais, Brazil), once a prosperous region whose economy was driven by the gold mines, today is one of the poorest areas in Brazil. Poor only from an economic perspective – very rich in culture and humanity. The inhabitants of the valley are mainly women, known as “the widows with alive husbands”. In fact, due to lack of employment in the region, the men…

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Women in boardrooms – the new report

Women in boardrooms – the new report

The updated edit of our “Sea, Sand and Ceilings” report Worldwide, women represent more than half the labour force in the tourism industry – but how representative of this contribution is the distribution of senior roles in industry bodies and organisations? In 2013, we published “Sea, Sand and Ceilings” which aimed to assess the state of women in boardrooms of the industry – this included research into the leading representatives of the industry, namely hotels, tour operators, airlines, cruise liners…

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Trustee positions available – come join us

Trustee positions available – come join us

Big news! We are looking for two trustees to join our team – somebody with fundraising experience and another with accountancy skills. We need to now grow our team of dedicated advocates and supporters as we continue with our mission to ensure gender equality in tourism around the world. As a trustee, you will be responsible for ensuring Equality in Tourism stays true to its mission and vision, as well as to the key tenets of good governance. It’s an…

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Unique Insights and Lively Discussions at the Symposium

Unique Insights and Lively Discussions at the Symposium

On Thursday, 13 September, around 40 academics, tour operators, charity workers, consultants and public sector workers joined us at Intrepid Group‘s Brixton offices to hear from four speakers and discuss gender equality in tourism. Stroma Cole presented her new book Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment, highlighting a selection of personal stories of women around the world and illustrating their experiences of working in tourism. CABI was on hand to answer questions on the book and sell copies to attendees….

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