Women in Lodging CONNECT

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The mission of WIL CONNECT is to be a catalyst; to enable the personal and professional development of women with strategies and actions focused on removing barriers and providing solutions, to foster the development of women to obtain leadership competencies that contribute to the achievement of overall career growth, and to engage women in the political process as it relates to the industry.

OHLA WIL CONNECT uses a three-prong strategy to empower women of the hospitality industry:

Educate: Industry leaders will share the facts and help educate members how to overcome women's underrepresentation in management positions in the hospitality industry and leadership positions in public life.

Inspire: Professional speakers presenting to OHIO WIL CONNECT members will share what they have accomplished and the difference it makes to have women setting the agenda and making decisions in the business community and with public policy.

Connect: Women interested in taking the next step towards a leadership position will be connected to other women and men who are currently in those positions to help them succeed in their own Hotel or Unique Lodging property of Ohio.

Membership is FREE! Fill out an Ohio WIL CONNECT Application today!

Guide for Working Parents in a COVID World

In May, OHLA WIL CONNECT heard from fellow Mompreneuer & founder of a’parently, Marti Post, who spoke on what the mental load means for women, why the new work rules ask us to revisit our identity as moms and women, and how to manage emotion & productivity. Also joining us was OhioHealth’s, Dr. Hommema who provided us with tips to help prioritize self-care. 

The virtual event received extremely positive feedback and a demand for more resources for working parents.  As a follow up, Marti provided this guide of Tips & Resources for Working Parents to help those of us still juggling the task of managing a family and a career in the COVID world.  

OHLA WIL Mentoring Program

2020 Pilot Program is Preparing to Launch!

We are trying on something new!  If you are interested in participating in a pilot program focusing on leadership development, please contact Halle at halle@Ohla.org.

This pilot group will launch in the fall and will help the WIL Advisory Council shape the new framework for the Mentoring Program.

Be sure to visit  AHLA Women In Lodging  to see how women are shaping the hospitality industry worldwide.