Entries by WINiTbyGBTA

Whose history will you change?

This article was originally published on Imex Group. View Original With our focus this month being on the theme of women, we are pleased to share this insight into how you can affect change in the world, as well as the workplace. Thank you to Dawn Repoli, Executive Director and COO of WINiT, a network of […]


A Letter From the Executive Director – 1st Quarter 2018

“Whose History Will You Change? In honor of Women’s History Month, it feels appropriate to start this month’s letter with a little inspiration from one of my favorite women, Maya Angelou: “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”   Complementary to that, […]


A Letter From the Executive Director – 3rd Quarter 2017

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.” – Melody Beattie

I feel incredibly fortunate that I love what I do.

Because of that, I am naturally inclined to tell the story of WINiT – to colleagues and my ever-growing network of dedicated professionals in the industries we support. While I may be one of WINiT’s most passionate advocates and storyteller, our Members – our WINIT family – are the true voice of WINiT. They tell our story through the experiences they have, the successes they celebrate, and the challenges they overcome while navigating their career paths. They truly are the artists that paint the most vivid and authentic landscape of our organization.


Small Great Steps: Driving Change for Women in the Events Industry

by Dawn Repoli This article was originally published on MeetingsNet. View Original As the executive director of WINiT, a nonprofit that provides career development programs and services for women in the meeting, event, travel, and exhibition industries, I spend a good amount of time reading about and discussing the gender pay gap. There is no […]


The Role of Women in the Adventure Travel Industry

In a recent article in TravelAge West, WINiT Executive Director and COO, Dawn Repoli, shares her perspective on the findings of a recent Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) study on the state of women in the adventure travel industry as well as challenges facing women working in the travel industry. Click below to read the […]


A Letter From the Director – 1st Quarter 2017

Why WINiT? Things are a buzz here in the WINiT Program Office as we count down to the WINiT Annual Summit 2016. The event will bring together over 250 of our Members, amazing women and men who will share their insight, experiences, and powerful energy to inspire one another and create real change.  The WINiT […]


WINiT BOD: Do they really think they can IMPACT equality?

The short answer is Yes! The lack of female representation at the senior levels in travel, events, meetings and exhibitions organizations is not a new headline.  Pick up any newspaper or magazine or read any online news brief, and you cannot avoid the statistics or the conversation. A study released by Grant Thornton shows that globally […]


Every Voice Makes a Difference

Rita Visser tells it like it is in her powerful blog. “Doing the right thing for the right reasons can only go so far. WINiT now needs your help to make sure they can continue with their mission.” http://visser2020.blogspot.com/