How it all began
In 1994 considerable interest was shown by women in the industry to have a seminar for women, and the inaugural Conference was held 30 & 31 August 1994 at the Ramada Grand Hotel, Glenelg. Because women in the industry contribute an enormous amount to the Hotel and Hospitality Industry the seminar presented a wonderful opportunity to recognise their contributions.

Women in Hotels Network
The Women in Hotels Network aims to lift the acceptance of women in business and raise the profile of women in the Industry. At the same time it provides the opportunity for the women to develop and strengthen their networks, gain support and ideas from each other, and participate in wonderful training opportunities.

A significant outcome of the network is the opportunity for the women in the industry from both the City and Country to share experiences and ideas and hopefully creating stronger links with each other. The new networks and friendships formed will be an enormous support to participants, and this undoubtedly will benefit individual businesses and the Industry as a whole.

Women in Hotels Conference
The Women in Hotels Conference is a biennial event, run over two days with presentations and workshops from a selection of speakers and industry professionals. The keynote speaker is usually a high profile Australian, invited to inspire, educate and encourage. Keynote speakers have included Ita Buttrose, Dr Rosie King, Heather Swan, Sara Henderson, Dr Fiona Wood and Dawn Fraser.

Women in Hotels Committee
The Women in Hotels Committee consists of current female AHA|SA members representing different hotels, either as owners or managers. The committee meets regularly at alternating venues with the following key objectives:

  • To discuss and analyse issues affecting women in the hotel industry;
  • To circulate relevant information to women in hotels on issues of interest;
  • To encourage a long-term, supportive network between women within the industry;
  • Investigate and coordinate ongoing seminars, forums, networking sessions to maximise the involvement of women in the industry; and
  • Make recommendations to the AHA|SA Council on issues of concern to the committee

For all Women in Hotels enquiries, please contact the AHA|SA on 08 8232 4525 or to send an email enquiry click here...