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.

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.

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 events.

Made Possible by

Annual Founding Partners

Community Contributors

WINiT Strategic Advisory Board


michelle lee
Michelle (Mick) Lee

Founder and Chair of WINiT SAB, Gala, Convention and Social Media &
Executive Board Member, GBTA

Managing Director
BNY Mellon

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Dorothy Dowling

WINiT Strategic Advisor

beth kinerk
Beth Kinerk

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

Glass Breakers

mary ellenb
Mary Ellen Hess

Glass Breaker  – Mentoring and Industry Workforce Sustainability
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Corporate Travel Management (CTM)

patti huska
Patti Huska

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

christle johnson
Christle Johnson

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

laura smith
Laura Smith

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

Strategic Advisory Board Members

aileen furlong
Aileen Furlong

Managing Director, Global Corporate Sales
United Airlines

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Dave Hilfman

Travel Industry Advisor

tara ketchum
Tara Ketcham

Assistant Vice President, Business Development
Enterprise Holdings

kelly kuhn
Kelly Kuhn

Special Advisor

malakis myers
Malaika Myers

Chief Human Resources Officer
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

kristin shovlin
Kristen Shovlin

Vice President, Sales Operations and Development
Delta Air Lines

john snyder
John Snyder

Chief Executive Officer and President
BCD Travel

alison taylor
Alison Taylor

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

Chief Customer Officer
American Airlines

denise truso
Denise Truso, CCTE, GTP

President, GBTA
Global Travel Manager

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Rita Visser

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