WINiT@GBTA Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of WINiT’s acquisition by GBTA?
Since WINiT was founded in 2014, the organization has grown to over 3,000 members in more than 40 countries. GBTA boasts over 9,000 members in more than 100 countries. WINiT was acquired by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in 2018. This acquisition delivers benefits to both WINiT and GBTA supporters including access to both organizations’ programs, services, and 12,000 strong combined network of industry professionals. WINiT is now a stand-alone business unit within GBTA, offering community opportunities independent from GBTA membership.
I am a member of WINiT. What happens with my membership?
If you had not previously chosen a membership level, you will automatically become a Community member. If you are currently an Embark, Ascend or Pinnacle member of WINiT, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to transition to a Contributor membership.
I want to become a member of WINiT. What are my membership options?
WINiT offers two options:
WINiT Community Membership – it’s free!
Join the WINiT Community and become part of a distinctive network of women and men committed to driving change for women in travel-related industries.
Community benefits include:
- WINiT and other industry event information and communications
- Invitations to education sessions and webinars
- Access to WINiT Career Board – post resumes, see job postings
- Invitations to apply for industry speaking opportunities
WINiT Contributor Level
As a WINiT Contributor, you make a measurable impact on the careers and lives of women in the travel-related industries. Your contribution of $300 or more offers a variety of unique benefits that showcase your passion and dedication to WINiT’s mission and women around the world.
Receive all Community Benefits, plus:
- Receive $50 USD Discount to WINiT Summit 2019 – Chicago
- Exclusive Recognition
- VIP Table at WINiT Summit 2019 – Chicago
- Meet & Greet with WINiT Summit 2019 – Chicago Keynote Speaker
- Feature in the WINiT Newsletter
- Access to WINiT 1:1 Mentoring
I am a member of GBTA. Do I still need to sign up for a WINiT membership?
Yes. Membership in each organization is separate and delivers distinctive but complementary benefits to professionals in the travel-related industries. Become a Community or Contributor Member today.
I’m a member of the meetings, events and exhibition industry which WINiT supported. How will GBTA continue that component of the WINiT mission?
WINiT has always understood and built its programs and services to address the complementary nature of the travel-related industries, which includes these components.
How do I sign up for volunteer opportunities with WINiT and GBTA?
WINiT and GBTA continue to thrive through the generous support of volunteers.
I am actively engaged in a mentor relationship through the WINiT mentor matching system. How do I still track and manage that relationship going forward?
Participation in both GBTA’s Ladders mentor program and WINiT’s mentor matching system is highly encouraged. Participants in mentor relationships through WINiT’s mentor matching system may continue using and managing their mentor relationships as usual.
As of May 1, 2019, we ask that you become a WINiT Contributor to continue with WINiT mentorship. Your participation in this valuable system is very important to us and the career development of women in travel-related industries. Please become a Contributor before May 1, 2019.
Will WINiT continue to maintain current operations?
WINiT is now fully integrated as a GBTA business unit.
Are you interested in becoming a WINiT sponsor?
Please contact Sehrab Grewal, SVP WINiT and Consulting Services, at email@example.com for more information on sponsorship opportunities.
What events will WINiT be hosting in 2019?
We are excited to share that WINiT will be hosting several WINiT events in 2019 including WINiT Summit 2019 – Chicago in conjunction with GBTA Convention 2019. Other events that will showcase WINiT content and speakers include:
WINiT at GBTA Conference 2019 – Mexico City
WINiT at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto
WINiT Summit 2019 – Munich
Visit the WINiT Calendar of Events for more information and a full list of events.
WINiT will also continue to work with members to coordinate WINiT Gatherings. Coordinated by WINiT Members in their home location, WINiT Gatherings are hyper-local events that provide opportunities for members and potential members to connect and network in a relaxed social environment. Learn more or find out how you can host a WINiT Gathering.
Are there any savings on event registration provided for WINiT members?
WINiT Contributors will receive $50 in savings off of registration for WINiT Summit 2019 — Chicago. Anyone who registers for both WINiT Summit 2019 – Chicago and GBTA Convention 2019 will receive an additional $100 in savings.
Will WINiT’s staff continue to support WINiT programming under GBTA?
Under GBTA, WINiT’s programming, including WINiT events and educational offerings, will continue normal operations staffed by long-time WINiT team members under the direction of Dawn Repoli.
Where can I go for more information about GBTA’s programming?
Visit gbta.org to learn more and view their events calendar.