During AAHOACON22, an esteemed panel was held with some of AAHOA's female leaders on how women can achieve a successful hospitality career. Panelists included AAHOA Past Chair Jagruti Panwala (2019-2020); Lina Patel, Female Director Eastern Division; Tejal N. Patel, Female Director Western Division; and Tina Patel, AAHOA Lifetime Member of Fairbrook Hotels.
Check out the full video to learn about how these trailblazing women balance their personal and professional lives, how AAHOA has shaped each of them as a woman hotelier, and advice on how to champion other women in the hospitality industry.
In this article from Today’s Hotelier, we feature the personal stories from AAHOA’s women leaders, who stand on the shoulders of those who came before them while carrying the torch for those who will come after.
“AAHOA has been proud to celebrate the important work women are doing at every level of hospitality, and this initiative further underscores our commitment to the women of AAHOA and elevating their contributions to the industry,” said AAHOA President & CEO Laura Lee Blake.
"HerOwnership brings value and creates a better experience for the women in the hotel industry to move forward. Women hoteliers will always receive comments, reactions, and feedback as they grow in the industry. HerOwnership is here to help women navigate the ownership journey and help them learn to discern which feedback would be most helpful in improving their performance," said AAHOA Women Hoteliers Director, Eastern Division Purnima Patel.
“AAHOA has long been an advocate of amplifying women's voices within the industry, and the brand-new HerOwnership program invites more and more women to shape the future of hospitality and advance their careers,” said AAHOA Women Hoteliers Director, Western Division Tejal N. Patel, CHIA, CHO.
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