3A Year End Message From Mick

December means so many things to me each year.

Reflection.
Belief.
Appreciation.
The vision forward.

As WINiT approaches our one year anniversary in January 2015, I would like to share a few thoughts with you, our WINiT Leaders, Donors, Partners and Members.

Reflection.
It is amazing what 104 galvanized founding leaders have been able to achieve in 12 short months.  1,500 members.  12 Fund Donors and 17 In-Kind Donors.  March webinar of 500+. Launch event with just under 400. September release of WINiT website. November launch of Pilot Mentor Program. December announcement of the 2015 WINiT Leadership team.

Belief.
The women and men in every category of travel, meetings and event management who got on board with our first WINiT pitch. You support our business focus on programming, the fact that men are engaged in the conversation and women know the responsibility we have in our own careers.

BTN Top 25 Most Influential Industry Executives 2014 Rita Visser (left) and Michelle (Mick) Lee (right) are joined by BTN Hall of Fame Inductee Marilyn Carlson Nelson and her daughter, Wendy.

BTN Top 25 Most Influential Industry Executives 2014 Rita Visser (left) and Michelle (Mick) Lee (right) are joined by BTN Hall of Fame Inductee Marilyn Carlson Nelson and her daughter, Wendy.

Appreciation.
Last week, WINiT was acknowledged with a BTN award for our impact to the industry – BTN Top 25 Influential Executives in the Industry. While my name may have been listed, it was awarded because of our Leaders, Donors, Partners and Members. I share this award with each of these exceptional women and men.  I am proud and honored to work with all of you. Thank you for believing in us and for dedicating your time and passion to WINiT.

The Vision Forward.
Leaders, Donors, Partners and Members consistently report their appreciation of the value of WINiT:

• Core business focus on mentoring, networking and talent development programs.

• Partnering with existing groups and companies to complement, not duplicate, what is already available to our membership.

• Collaborating with men to change the Travel, Meeting and Events industries landscape.

As we approach our one year anniversary we will continue to evolve and remain true to these fundamental elements.

S A V E    T H E    D A T E   —   WINiT EVENTS FOR 2015!

FEBRUARYBusiness Travel Show & WINiT EMEA Launch in London – Feb 25-26

APRILACTE in Atlanta, GA – April 12-14 – WINiT Event on Sunday, 10am – 1pm ET

APRILWomenInTheWorld NYC – Tina Brown – April 22-24 (Mick is on the planning committee)

APRILCAPA Americas Aviation Summit in Las Vegas – April, 27-28

JULY – GBTA Conference in Orlando, FL – July 25-29 – WINiT Annual Summit – Saturday, July 25, 8am – 4pm ET
** WINiT Leaders Annual Strategy Session, Rehearsals & Reception – Friday, July 24, 12pm – 8pm

WINiT Staff - Lindsey Fahey, Program coordinator; Laura Richey, Marketing and financial administrator

WINiT Staff – Lindsey Fahey, Program coordinator; Laura Richey, Marketing and financial administrator

On behalf of Dawn, Lindsey and Laura, thank you for your trust and involvement. Together we will change our industries.

We wish you all the best during the holiday season. Together we will “WINiT” in 2015!

Sincerely,

Mick

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