Influential female hospitality workers are inducted in Top 100 list

Influential female workers in the hospitality field are going to be inducted into the Top 100 Club by Women 1st.

The organisation announced that it will be adding 23 new women into the exclusive club, as the most influential and hardworking in the hospitality, travel and tourism sector. The list hopes to recognise those who have achieved a lot and also highlights such individuals as role models that many people can look up to. Current members include Delia Smith and managing director of Virgin Holidays Amanda Wills. Last year saw chief executive of easyJet Carolyn McCall, UK chief executive of Sodexo Debbie White, and chairman of the Royal Aeronautical Society Clare Walker, all be inducted on the list.

The organisation Women 1st was formed by skills council People 1st in 2009, after it found out that even though 60 per cent of the hospitality workforce is female, only six per cent actually hold board director positions. Women 1st holds various mentoring and training schemes, which have supported over 1,000 women across the country.

Sharon Glancy, founder of Women 1st, said: “Despite our industry being one of the most vibrant and dynamic, women continue to struggle to climb up the career ladder. The Top 100 Club gives us the opportunity to showcase the visible impact and inspiration women in our industries provide and in turn, encourage others to follow such success and become the role models of tomorrow.  

"Women continue to make an outstanding contribution to our industry and their efforts should be recognised and celebrated.”

Regardless of your gender, if you are seeking information, support and advice on hospitality recruitment, it is wise to consult People 1st, which has a rich resource of resources for all ages.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist recruitment agency providing hospitality employment solutions.