WiTR announces return of webinar series and calls for charity nominations

By Charlotte Turner |

Industry networking group, Women in Travel Retail (WiTR) has confirmed that its highly popular series of webinars will continue this year, compered by WiTR’s Vice Chair, Gerry Munday.

 

WiTR is also calling upon its members to nominate suggested charities for its fund-raising support in 2022.

 

Members have until 21 February  to nominate a charity project and submit a description using this form.

 

The selected projects will be profiled in the members’ section on the WiTR website from 28 February and members will have until 23.59 CET (Central European Time) on 11 March 2022 to cast a vote. Only fully paid up WiTR members will be able to vote.

 

WiTR webinars will continue this year, compered by WiTR’s Vice Chair, Gerry Munday.

WiTR webinars will continue this year, compered by WiTR’s Vice Chair, Gerry Munday.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

The webinar series kicks off on 8 March – International Women’s Day – with two speakers from Diageo: Amy Mooney (Head of Brands, Diageo Global Travel) and Sandra Tassilly (Commercial Director APAC, MENA and India, Diageo Global Travel).

 

These highly experienced industry women will explore the topic ‘Finding Your Purpose’ and share how this philosophy has guided their career paths.

 

Subjects covered will include leading with purpose and passion, empowering teams to deliver the best possible results and achieve a common vision and putting purpose to good use in delivering a company’s mission.

 

The session will start at 12:00 UK GMT and end at 13:30 (07:00 – 08:30 USA EST / 13:00 – 14:30 CET (Europe) / 16:00 – 17:30 Dubai / 20:00 – 21:30 Singapore).

 

MUMS WITH LOVE: KARINA LASSEN SHARES HER STORY

On 6  April Karina Lassen – founder and owner of Brand Mover – will host a webinar on ‘Launching a different category and brand in difficult times’.

 

“For the last two years we have supported ImpactHK with incredible success given the impact of the pandemic

“For the last two years we have supported ImpactHK with incredible success given the impact of the pandemic,” said Sarah Branquinho, WiTR Chair.

Lassen launched her ‘Mums with Love’ body and skincare brand last autumn with strong wellness and sustainability credentials. She will share how she launched a successful business model during Covid.

 

Additional webinars will be taking place on the May 24th, June 14th and July 12th.  All will start at 12:00 UK BST and end at 13:30 (13:00 – 14:30 Europe CET/ 07:00 – 08:30 USA EST/ 15:00 – 16:30 Dubai / 19:00 – 20:30 Singapore).

 

WiTR members are encouraged to suggest webinar topics or speaker suggestions to Gerry Munday – [email protected].

 

CHARITY FOR 2022: NOMINATIONS ENCOURAGED

WiTR Vice Chair Gerry Munday said: “We would like to give a huge shout out and thanks to TFWA for hosting our webinars, with particular thanks to Myriem, Mona and Maha.”

 

“This year also sees WiTR support a new charity, and members are asked to nominate a suggested project for 2022.”

 

“For the last two years we have supported ImpactHK with incredible success given the impact of the pandemic, thanks to the generosity of company and individual donations,” said Sarah Branquinho, WiTR Chair.

 

“WiTR’s charities always support disadvantaged women and/or children, and the funds we raise must be for a specific purpose – not to go into a general fund for the chosen charity. Over the years, the money WiTR has raised has sponsored classrooms, a lorry, equipment, hostels, water supplies and careers training.”

 

For more information on WiTR membership readers are encouraged to reach out at the following address: [email protected].

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