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Women In Travel holds first networking event

Network's founder Michelle Lee meets members at event hosted by Luxury Hotels Group

Pictured: Vivek Thadhani, VP sales and marketing for Luxury Hotels Group, with Michelle Lee

The founder of Women In Travel (WINiT), Michelle Lee, headed to London for the network's European launch.

The event, hosted by Luxury Hotels Group at the Montcalm London Marble Arch Hotel, was WINiT's first event on this side of the Atlantic and offered a chance for supporters to meet Lee, as well as Dawn Repoli, its director of programme management and mentor programme facilitator.

"WINiT is incredibly honoured to partner with Luxury Hotels Group, our hosts for the reception to celebrate our European launch," said Lee. "LHG supports the WINiT mission and their diverse leadership team already exemplifies what we are working towards across the industry.”

WINiT is a network of some 1,600 women and men sharing the benefits of promoting women in the travel and events industry. 

The event on 23 February included a masterclass on 'Leadership and the Power of Pause in the Travel Industry' with other speakers including Patricia Gardner, head of global marketing of Tristar Worldwide, Ron Dileo, executive vice president and chief commerical officer of Altour International, and Elves Mirad, GM, EMEA, American Express Global Business Travel.

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