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About WINiT

WINiT by GBTA is a network of women and men focused on driving positive change for the career mobility of women in travel-related industries. We provide the industry with a variety of unique career development opportunities including leadership and education, training and mentoring, and inspirational and networking events.

Spotlight on Fox World Travel, 2021 WINiT Award Winner for Company Culture

For more than 60 years, Fox World Travel has supported the advancement of women across the board, from entry-level positions with on-the-job training up to our executive team, which is currently 50 percent women-led. 2020 reporting showed that women made up 87.5 percent of our new hires and 50 percent of promotions as well as 63 percent of our leadership roles are held by women and 61 percent are women leaders who were grown from within.

At Fox, we feel our stance and culture speaks volumes as a leader in gender equality and we are so proud to be named as a leader by GBTA’s WINiT Awards for Company Culture. View video here.


Spotlight on 2021 WINiT Top 50 Women in Travel Recipients

WINiT Sponsorship Opportunities

Ensure WINiT continues to advance opportunities for women and provide mentorship and support to future women leaders. Contact the WINiT Team to learn how your organization can make an impact at one of our 2021 events.

Thank you to Our Sponsors

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WINiT Strategic Advisory Board




Michelle (Mick) Lee
Founder and Chair of WINiT SAB, Gala, Convention and Social Media &
Executive Board Member, GBTA

Managing Director
BNY Mellon


Dorothy Dowling
WINiT Strategic Advisor
Senior Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer
BWH | Hotel Group


Beth Kinerk
Vice Chair, WINiT SAB
Senior Vice President of Sales
Avis Budget Group


Glass Breakers

Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Hess
Glass Breaker  - Mentoring and Industry Workforce Sustainability
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Corporate Travel Management (CTM)


Patti Huska
Glass Breaker - Redefining Return to the Road and Return to the Office
Chief People Officer
American Express Global Business Travel


Christle Johnson
Glass Breaker – Education
Vice President, Travel and Business Services
Johnson Downie LLC


Laura Smith
Glass Breaker - Male Allyship and Support
Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience
Hertz Corporation


Strategic Advisory Board Members


Aileen Furlong
Managing Director, Global Corporate Sales
United Airlines

Dave Hilfman

Dave Hilfman
Travel Industry Advisor


Tara Ketcham
Assistant Vice President, Business Development
Enterprise Holdings


Kelly Kuhn
Special Advisor


Malaika Myers
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hyatt Hotels Corporation


Kristen Shovlin
Vice President, Sales Operations and Development
Delta Air Lines

John Snyder

John Snyder
Chief Executive Officer and President
BCD Travel


Alison Taylor
Vice President, Allied Leadership
Council & Executive Board Member, GBTA

Chief Customer Officer
American Airlines


Denise Truso, CCTE, GTP
President, GBTA
Global Travel Manager


Rita Visser
Executive Board Member, GBTA
Director, Global Travel Sourcing & GPO