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Women in Travel Meetup 2016 Mentoring Line-Up Announced

Everyday Mentor announces Mentors and provides details on how to book a session at the growing initiative at World Travel Market London.

Everyday Mentor today announces the line-up of Mentors for the third Women in Travel Meetup at World Travel Market London (WTM London) 2016. Group mentoring sessions will take place over one hour on the second day of WTM London, Tuesday 8th November 2016, in the context of the Women in Travel Meetup, the international event for women in travel by women in travel. Dedicated space and up to 5 mentoring tables will be made available between 2.45 and 3.45 pm in Platinum Suite 4.

Confirmed mentors from the industry include:

1.    Zoe Adjey Lecturer in Hospitality, Westminster Kingsway College
2.    Andrea Clayton Director of Sales, Citybond Suretravel
3.    Brian Frankel Entrepreneur, WASTA Tickets and Mentormatchmaker
4.    Claire Hazle Director of Marketing and E-Commerce, Cosmos
5.    James Brooke Managing Director, Rooster PR
6.    Jo Rzymowska MD UK and Ireland, Celebrity Cruises
7.    Julia Feuell Entrepreneur, Online Travel Training and New Frontiers Travel Recruitment
8.    Lamia Walker Entrepreneur, HousesitMatch.com
9.    Lindsay Garvey Jones National Partnership Manager, Holiday Extras
10. Rachel O’Reilly Head of Communications, Kuoni
11. Sarah Clayton Turner Director, Travel Trade Marketing
12. Sylvia Weiler VP, Audience, Strategy & Development, Sojern

Group mentoring sessions will be bookable in advance. Each session will last 30 minutes and those wanting to be mentored will be able to book up to two sessions. Every table will be set up with 2 or 3 mentors and up to 8 mentees. Pre-arranged topics such as entrepreneurship, leadership, professional/professional development and career will be assigned to each table in advance so mentees will be assigned to tables according to their own needs.

To book sessions online mentees are asked to follow this link:
http://www.wtmlondon.com/en/Sessions/31693/The-Women-in-Travel-Meetup-2016-in-partnership-with-Sojern-Group-Mentoring

Alessandra Alonso, Founder of the Women in Travel Meetup said “I am delighted and grateful that so many, inspirational and knowledgeable industry professionals are giving up their time to mentor women at the event. Mentoring women (and men) is critically important if we wish them to succeed and achieve their potential in this industry.’ She added: Last year, Women in Travel was overwhelmed with requests for one to one mentoring and all places were snapped up in 48 hours. This year I am hoping that through group mentoring we will be able to support many more mentees but I strongly advise anyone interested to book as soon as possible not to be disappointed”.

Jo Rzymowska, UK and Ireland Managing Director for Celebrity Cruises and a mentor on the initiative said “I have agreed to support the Women in Travel meetup at WTM 2016 because I am passionate about supporting women in the work place and giving them the confidence that they can ‘be or do’ whatever they want to ‘be or do’.”

The Women in Travel initiative, which was launched by Alessandra Alonso in 2014, aims to engage with, reach out to and create a community of thousands of female professionals, current and future entrepreneurs and suppliers working in and around the travel industry looking for inspiration, motivation, mentoring support and all-round learning. The event aims to become the premier, international travel event platform encouraging women in the travel industry to come together and support each other.

The Women in Travel Meetup will host two debates with a panel of renowned industry figures on the topics of leadership and entrepreneurship as well as group mentoring and networking sessions.

The event is open to all WTM London attendees, whether exhibitors or visitors, and both women and men are warmly invited to attend.

For more information, please visit http://www.wtmlondon.com/events/Women-in-Travel/.

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World Travel Market London
WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry.

Almost 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, embark on ExCeL – London every November to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM London.

WTM London is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals. WTM London will generate around £2.5 billion of travel industry contracts.

WTM London is part of Reed Travel Exhibition’s World Travel Market events, which also includes Arabian Travel Market, World Travel Market Latin America and World Travel Market Africa.  www.wtmworld.com

About The Women in Travel Meetup
Launched by Alessandra Alonso in 2014 at WTM London, the Women in Travel Meetup is the international event for women in travel by women in travel.

The Women in Travel Meetup aims to become the premier, international travel event platform encouraging women in the travel industry to come together and support each other. The event will have a particular focus on enabling potential entrepreneurs to tap into a support network they would not otherwise have access to when trying to set up their own enterprise.

Now in its third year, the Women in Travel Meetup aims to engage with, reach out to and create a community of thousands of female professionals, current and future entrepreneurs and suppliers working in and around the travel industry who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access this type of support. Following the success of its launch, the Women in Travel Meetup programme grew from two sessions (on entrepreneurship and human rights) in 2014 to a half-day event in 2015 with more than 100 attendees.

Taking place on Tuesday 8th November 2016 from 13.30 to 18.00, the Women in Travel meetup will be hosting two panel debates with leading travel professionals and entrepreneurs, group mentoring sessions and a networking session. A panel of renowned industry figures will take part in the Women in Travel debates (chaired by Alessandra Alonso and Sojern’s Sylvia Weiler): Sarah Haggarty (Commercial Sales Director, Celebrity Cruises); Rachel O’Reilly (Head of Communications, Kuoni); Giles Hawkes (Chief Executive, Cosmos Tours & Cruises, Archers Holidays and Avalon Waterways UK); Natalia Komis (Founder, Iamadventures); Sarah Ismail (Founder, Tripsforwellness); Carolyn Pearson (Founder, Maiden Voyage).

Alessandra Alonso, Founder of the Women in Travel Meetup, is also Chief Mentor and Strategic Consultant at Everyday Mentor, an advisory business aimed at supporting individuals – especially women – and organisations in achieving their potential through customised, outcome driven interventions. As an independent consultant, coach-mentor and trainer, Alessandra Alonso has long-standing expertise and research in the field of women in work in the travel and tourism industry.

For more information or to book a mentoring session, please visit http://www.wtmlondon.com/events/Women-in-Travel/.