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2023 Women in Travel & Hospitality Conference to be held March 2 & 3

Presentations & Interactive Workshops focus on: Controlling Your Circle of Influence, Mentoring in the Tech Age, the Purpose Economy, Making the ...

Presentations & Interactive Workshops focus on: Controlling Your Circle of Influence, Mentoring in the Tech Age, the Purpose Economy, Making the Most of Intuition, Embracing the Wisdom of Aging, Experiential Branding, Financial Health & more

Los Angeles, CA – The Travel Industry Executive Women’s Network (TIEWN) announces that their 2023 Women in Travel and Hospitality Conference, powered by The Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA), will take place March 2 & 3 at the Westlake Village Inn (Los Angeles).

With a theme of “Finding Your Circle of Influence,” the two-day event will also focus on support for women in the travel and hospitality industry who are raising capital and expanding their businesses, as well as self-growth and a deeper dive into the industry’s formidable technology solutions. 

The conference facilitators and attendees will also discuss tools & strategies to help meet both professional and personal goals. The event, which has been held annually since 2013, is supported by a membership of more than 13,000 women around the globe, as well as the additional reach that BLLA has in hospitality.

As the travel industry continues its robust rebound from a devastating global pandemic, the reality is that women represent 54% of the workforce in the tourism sector, (but only 20% of women hold management positions), and less than 4% hold leadership or C-level positions. Also, an undercurrent of ageism continues to prevent many women in hospitality from reaching their potential. TIEWN exists so that females across the travel industry spectrum can draw from their personal experiences to empower and support one another to create fulfilling careers as well as work/life balance. 

Day 1 is the Conference portion of the event while Day 2 is formatted like a Retreat – with purposely designed interactive sessions & workshops, showcasing TIEWN’s educational resources and its newly launched mentorship program.

Bold topics on this year’s agenda include:

  • Ignoring Gender as a Tool for Success 
  • Maneuvering the Purpose Economy
  • Secrets to Recruiting Gen Z
  • Trusting Your Intuition
  • Personal Finances, Raising Capital & Boosting Sales
  • Mentorship in the Technology Space
  • Crafting an Economically Viable & Cutting-Edge Wellness Program for Your Hotel 
  • Keys to Experiential Branding
  • The Beauty of Aging

Women in various sectors within the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries attend the event, including travel advisors, general managers, owners & entrepreneurs, hospitality developers, marketing & sales executives, tour operators, tourism offices, corporate travel managers, cruise line executives, travel and hospitality technology, premium service & solution providers to travel and hospitality, and students.

Tickets are available here. There are discounts for official members of TIEWN or BLLA. If you would like to become a member to receive the Member rate, apply here for TIEWN and/or here for BLLA. Student pricing is available. Please contact There will be an exclusive networking platform for attendees to build their own personal profiles, as well as connect with each other and receive communication such as the agenda and other announcements during the conference.

Sponsorships are also available and offer a range of digital and in-person benefits, such as speaking opportunities and marketing promotions before and during the event. Contact for more information. The network is grateful for the support of the current TOP SPONSORS, including: DIRECTV HOSPITALITY, Nestle Premium Waters, Dragonfly Strategists, Lockton, Greenberg Traurig, and Selfbook.

About TIEWN – Founded in 2008 by Frances Kiradjian, Founder & CEO of BLLA (The Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association), the Travel Industry Executive Women’s Network (TIEWN) was created to facilitate global connections between female hospitality, travel, and tourism executives. TIEWN’s more than 13,000 global members have chosen their life’s work in hotel & lodging, airlines, cruise lines, car rental, travel agencies, corporate travel management, tour operation, rail, and travel technology. With a goal of collaboration and mutual support, TIEWN is in sync with other travel and hospitality organizations, working to improve the industry through the dynamic participation of professional women.

Media Contact – Kim S. Marshall,

Group image from the 2018 Women in Travel & Hospitality Conference by TIEWN

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