A Message from WINiT Director of Program Management and Mentor Program Facilitator Dawn Repoli

Dawn-Repoli2As I conclude my fourth month immersed in the WINiT community, I am humbled by the talent, determination, generosity and passion our leaders and members possess.

I think it is important we all pause – stop and take a deep breath – to appreciate what your will, drive and support have brought to our organization.

After all, it is the human factor – our members, leaders, businesses and donors – that drive our organization and will continue the mission and passion for years to come.

Please join me in taking a break from our TO DO list and notice the people that are part of the WINiT Community.

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is a progress and working together is success.

Henry Ford

Coming together

January 2014

WINiT is founded and Michelle (Mick) Lee inspires, motivates and walks the walk, 104 innovative industry volunteers believe, 3 companies donate, 5 businesses provide their services to WINiT and have faith

March 2014

Over 500 women and men join the How can we WINiT webinar – our introduction to the industry.

Staying together

July 2014

383 LA launch event registrants, 6000+ GBTA participants embrace, 900 LinkedIn members join, 6 more businesses jump aboard, 5 more donors get involved, WINiT Leaders shine, we all celebrate the WINiT Leader of the Year, Holly Warner

Working together

September 2014

The WINiT Website is launched and instrumental members join!

November 3, 2014

The WINiT Pilot Mentor program begins. Our target impact is 100 lives. WINiT LinkedIn members are 1400+ strong and continue the conversation, 2 more companies donate and 8 additional businesses partner with WINiT

WINiT PILOT MENTOR PROGRAM: November 2014 to June 2015

“Shape your career, change your life, build your industry.”

We are launching a pilot to a limited number of participants in order to ensure that we customize the formal program to the needs of the industry. We are utilizing an innovative approach to leverage technology in order to match women and men from different categories of travel (hotel, airline, ground transportation, corporate) and different geographies in a seamless, self-selection process. We will take the lessons learned from the pilot program to launch our official Mentor Program in the second half of 2015.

Enroll at Connect.WomenInTravel.org

January 2015

Member of the Month Spotlight – we will celebrate and recognize a WINiT member each month.

Thank you to the WINiT community for the honor to work with and for you. For those of you I have yet to know, I hope that you will tour our website and become a part of the movement. The people of WINiT are making a difference.

Kindest Regards,

Dawn-Sig