Their contributions have changed and continue to change the nature of travel and tourism in Canada and around the world.
They are movers and shakers, who have taken risks and found their own path to success.
Since March 2017, Canadian Travel Press has been telling their remarkable stories in its monthly Women in Travel series.
In honour of International Women’s Day 2019, the series continues in this week’s issue of CTP with an in-depth profile of Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Best Western Hotels & Resorts.
As well, if you go to our Women in Travel web page , you’ll find the stories of:
- Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com
- Kristin Karst, executive vice-president & co-owner, AmaWaterways
- Adrienne Lee, former director of development, Planeterra Foundation, now the director of programs & partnerships, Tourism Cares
- Ulla Hefel Böhler, CEO, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold
- Jaclyn Leibl-Cote, president, Collette
- Carolyne Doyon, senior vice-president Canada and Mexico, Club Med
- Teara Fraser, CEO, Iskwew Air
- Marianne Schaubeck, Reservations Africa
- Christiane Germain, co-president and co-founder, Group Germain Hotels
- Women in Travel – Focus on the Future – The Shape of Things To Come
- Women in Travel – Focus on the Future – Seven Big Disruptors for 2019
And if you want to go even further back in our Women in Travel archives, you’ll find the stories of some more remarkable women:
- Karen Hardie, vice-president, global sales, Rocky Mountaineer
- Stephanie Anevich, executive vice-president, leisure, Vision Travel
- Lucille Sive, CEO, The Travel Corporation’s Africa Division
- Jacinthe Ladouceur, vice-president & general manager, American Express Global Business Travel
- Jillian Dickens, founder & director, Bannikin Travel & Tourism
- Shannon Guihan, founder & director, Bannikin Travel & Tourism
- Jennifer Haddow, owner & director, Wild Women Expeditions
- Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president & CEO, Celebrity Cruises
- Trish Sare, founder & director, BikeHike Adventures
- Ingrid Jarrett, general manager & VP of business development for Watermark Beach Resort
Hopefully, each one of these stories will help reinforce the message of the year-long #BalanceforBetter campaign that’s being launched today.
It is a call-to-action that comes right to the point – “Balance is not a women’s issue – it’s a business issue” and that message is all about gender-balance in the boardroom, in government, in media coverage, in employment, in wealth and is “essential for economies and communities to thrive.”
To find out more about the #BalanceforBetter campaign and how to take part, go to https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ .