On the April 11th 2017 the Association of Women Travel Executives (AWTE) launched its Irish Chapter at the Morrison Hotel in Dublin. Just under 60 guests, including four UK board members, enjoyed a dinner and drinks reception sponsored by Aer Lingus who have shown amazing support since initial talks about an AWTE Ireland chapter.
Yvonne Muldoon, Director of Sales, Aer Lingus said “Aer Lingus is delighted to be headline sponsor of the AWTE in Ireland. We fully support the aims and objectives of the AWTE which is to promote and develop the careers of women in the travel industry through professional development programmes, business networking and diversity initiatives and seminars.”
Ireland lags behind Europe when it comes to gender diversity with just 15% of women on boards compared with the EU average of 23%. Globally within aviation there are just two female CEO’s out 62 airlines and the AWTE remains committed to the progression and development of women at a senior level where they are currently underrepresented in all international markets.
The AWTE are delighted at this early stage to have almost 50 fully active AWTE Ireland members. These members were announced as the “founding members” of the organization in Ireland at last night’s event. Ireland is the association’s first chapter outside of the UK and heralds the beginning of the organization’s move to expand internationally with talk of the Middle East being the next target for its own AWTE chapter.
The ever-growing AWTE membership has gone international. Members can now participate in online training and have access to the global network of female executives that make up the membership. International members can JOIN NOW.
Debbee Dale, Chair of the AWTE said, “Exciting times for the AWTE and our new members in Ireland. Our committee in Ireland are amazing and very focused on delivering the very best development, networking and business connection opportunities to the members. They are Clare Dunne, Lorraine Quinn, Fiona Foster, Niamh Waters and Yvonne Muldoon. It has been a real pleasure working with them to get this launch underway and now with the full support of the UK board there will be no stopping them. An AWTE Ireland website www.awte.ie will be available from the end of the month; they have 4 events already booked in for this year and a steely determination to generate more taking points, more connections and more members.”
We are delighted to announce that nominations for this year’s Chair’s Awards are now OPEN! In 2008, the AWTE was left a legacy from Founder Member, Joan Richardson. We use this legacy to present 3 Annual Awards that recognise the achievements of women in travel. Please take time to nominate yourself, a deserving colleague or […]Read More
AWTE is delighted to announce that it’s partnering with Everywoman for their 2017 Everywoman in Travel Awards. Established in 1999, everywoman is the expert in the advancement of women in business With a presence in over 100 countries and a successful active network of over 20,000 members, everywoman is recognised globally as the professional organisation […]Read More
We are delighted to bring you our Annual Chair's Awards that will take place at Rocket City in The City on Tuesday 12th of September. TheRead More
12th June - S.Antonio Terrace, Hilton Sorrento Palace at 6.30pmRead More
On 9th May we will be hosting a dinner at Smith & Wollensky in John Adam Street, London, WC2N in honour of our outgoing Chair –Read More
The AWTE AGM takes place on Wednesday 26th of April 2017 atRead More
The AWTE are delighted to launch a brand new chapter in Ireland after fantastic, enthusiastic engagement from the Travel Tourism and HospitalityRead More