It’s with great pleasure that the Australian Hotels Association (SA Branch) announces the official program for the 2021 Women in Hotels Conference – celebrating 27 years of the Women in Hotels network in South Australia.
The conference is a biennial event bringing together women from across the South Australian Hotel Industry to be inspired, share their knowledge, and strengthen their networks.
The inaugural Women in Hotels Conference was held 1994 - a result of the growing demand for a gender a specific educational and inspiring network. The Conference was a wonderful opportunity to recognise the immense contribution of women to Industry and building their networks. This event kick started regular events and has assisted in the development of many friendships and careers. Women in Hotels has evolved into a strong community of like-minded people, hoping to achieve success and happiness in a hardworking industry.
The 2021 Conference provides an inspiring and comprehensive range of topics and presenters. The program has been deeply considered to bring a raft of practical thinking and tools to take back to the workplace. We hope delegates leave the event feeling uplifted and positive to face the challenges ahead.
A highlight of the program will be our keynote speaker and high achieving South Australian, Taryn Brumfitt. Taryn is a global thought leader and motivational speaker. She has reached over 200 million people worldwide with her inspiring message to EMBRACE your body!
The Conference Dinner concluding the day will be a wonderful celebration with special guests. At the dinner, we announce the inductees into the Women in Hotels ‘Hall of Fame’ in recognition of hoteliers that have made a significant contribution to the SA Hotel Industry. We would encourage ALL female hotel staff to attend the conference. There is something in it for everyone.
We look forward to your attendance.
MAJOR EVENT PARTNERS - TABCORP & HOSTPLUS
Over 150 people attended the annual Women in Hotels Christmas Function held at the Strathmore Hotel. $4000 was raised in the raffle for Junction Australia to purchase essential household items as well as a gift collection for Women in emergency housing across South Australia. Thank you to Bec and the team at the Strathmore for a wonderful event and the support of all the AHA|SA Corporate Partners who provided raffle prizes and support for the night.
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. There are traditionally four networking events per year. There is no other active and regular Women in Hotels network in Australia.
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.
Women in Hotels also provides AHA|SA Corporate Partners an important opportunity to network with the women key stakeholders of the SA Hotel Industry in additional to AHA|SA regular events.
Details of each event will be announced to hotels and corporate partners a month prior to the scheduled date.
2021 Women in Hotels Networks
Tuesday 23 March
Tuesday 29 June
Tuesday 28 September
Tuesday 23 November
100 delegates participated in the 1.5 day Conference at Hilton Adelaide and Conference Dinner with special guests including Hon Vickie Chapman MP and Zoe Bettison MP at The Gallery on Waymouth. Inductees into the Women in Hotels Hall of Fame include Anne Sullivan and Debbie Hann. Thank you to the support of Conference Sponsors TABCORP, Hostplus, Coopers, LMG, Diageo, Winnall & Co, Bunnings Trade, Pernod Ricard, Studio Nine Architects, Concept Collections, Novatech, InDaily.