Alexandria, Virginia (January 12, 2021) – WINiT by GBTA, the only group of its kind in the business travel industry, is now accepting nominations for the WINiT Virtual Awards and Gala. WINiT, a network driving positive change for the career advancement of women in travel-related industries, will honor the women, men, and organizations who have led the way in promoting this important mission at its March 8, 2021 WINiT Virtual Awards Gala 2021.

There are seven opportunities to nominate a person or an organization; the deadline to submit nominations is February 5, 2021:

Pinnacle Awards:

  1. Outstanding Woman of the Year
  2. Founders

Individual Awards:

  1. Rising Female Leader
  2. Best Mentor or Coach – Female
  3. Best Mentor or Coach – Male

Company Achievement Awards:

  1. Creating a Company Culture for Women to Advance and Succeed

Top 40 Women in Travel

  1. The 40 honorees will be announced prior to the event

The Lifetime Achievement award, chosen by WINiT Strategic Advisory Board Members, will also be presented at the March 8 virtual ceremony.

“WINiT is a remarkable group of women, representing areas across our industry, who provide each other with valuable opportunities for sharing education, best practices and opportunities to evolve their thinking,” said Dorothy Dowling, Chair of the WINiT Strategic Advisory Board and Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “GBTA is committed to providing a direct pathway for women to reach the next level of their career by promoting the benefits of career development, and visibility and mobility of women in the travel, meeting, event and exhibition industries.”

To nominate true visionaries and leaders within the business travel industry in any of the above categories, register here. The nomination deadline is February 5, 2021. All global organizations and individuals that work in travel-related industries are eligible.