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Initiative launched to tackle gender inequality in hospitality and leisure sectors

Initiative launched to tackle gender inequality in hospitality and leisure sectors

19th October 2009

A major leadership development programme for women working in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industry has been launched by the sector skills council People 1st. The initiative entitled Women 1st has been launched in response of poor representation of women in senior management positions within hospitality and leisure businesses
The programme's long term aim, supported by leading employers including McDonald's, Sodexo and Whitbread, is to double the number of women in board-level executive positions by 2015.

For an industry that depends on the huge contribution made by its largely female workforce, the sector is lagging behind from a gender balance perspective in its more senior tier.

An impressive line up of presenters including Brian Wisdom, CEO People 1st; Cherie Blair, Rhonda Floyd, customer services manager for McDonald's, and Sharon Glancy launched the initiative. The speakers provided key insights into why this initiative is so important and how meaningful achievements will be secured.

For further information visit

http://www.people1st.co.uk/business-solutions/women-1st

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Asif Yusuf

 

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