The Castell Project Releases Second Annual Women Speakers in Hospitality (WSH) List

/The Castell Project Releases Second Annual Women Speakers in Hospitality (WSH) List

The Castell Project Releases Second Annual Women Speakers in Hospitality (WSH) List

|2019-08-22T15:51:08-05:00August 21st, 2019|

ATLANTA, August 21, 2019—Officials of Castell Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry, today released its second annual “WSH List,” a list of prominent female hoteliers and hospitality real estate executives ready with the background required to be dynamic speakers at the industry’s numerous events.  List referrals are made complimentary to all conference organizers seeking to add diversity to their lineups of highly qualified and sought-after presenters.

“Less than one in six speakers at hotel investment conferences are women,” said Peggy Berg, president, Castell Project, Inc.  “This is out of balance when 21 percent of attendees, 52 percent of employees and 67 percent of the industry’s talent pipeline are women.  Future-oriented leaders recognize the importance of leadership diversity to profit and talent acquisition in this highly-competitive market. Showcasing executive women on the podium is an actionable way for both conference organizers and firms to champion this critical industry need.”

Speaking provides recognition and opportunities to rising executives.  The Castell Project works towards a gender-inclusive balance of speakers that reflects both conference attendees and the industry.

The WSH list was distilled from lists of executives in the industry.  Women who wish to be added to the list may submit their name, contact information and speaking experience/background to [email protected].

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About The Castell Project

Castell Project, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women to the highest levels within the hospitality industry.  With support from industry partners, Castell Project delivers impactful leadership development for talented, high potential women, including a workshop with professional trainers specialized in developing women executives, ongoing training and networking opportunities and performance metrics tracked by Georgia State University, an academic partner to Castell Project.  Castell Project also delivers innovative research on diversity in the hospitality industry.

Contact: Chris Daly

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