The Marble Mason – Hazel’s Story

The Marble Mason – Hazel’s Story

written by: Eve Kanram Ever since the Goddesses Tyche and Cybele became guardians of the land, women have been the protectors and carriers of ancient traditions. From the clothes that they weave to the tales that they tell, it is the women that have passed down their history, generation after generation. Hazel Kara has been working as a marble mason in the town of İznik, Turkey, for 13 years. She started as an employee, and is now the owner of…

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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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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 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’ – 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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