WINiT Awards & Virtual Gala 2021 - Now Accepting Nominations

The only group of its kind, WINiT by GBTA is a network driving positive change for the career advancement of women in travel-related industries. On March 8, 2021, WINiT once again will honor the women, men, and organizations who have led the way in promoting this important mission. Our second WINiT Awards and Virtual Gala – our first staged entirely online – offers you the chance to nominate the true visionaries and leaders within our industry.

All global organizations and individuals that work in travel-related industries are eligible to submit nominations. You do not need to be a GBTA member to submit a nomination. The nomination deadline is February 5, 2021.

In 2021, these are the opportunities for nominating a person or an organization:

Pinnacle Awards
  • Founders
  • Outstanding Woman of the Year
Individual Awards
  • Rising Female Leader
  • Best Mentor or Coach – Female
  • Best Mentor or Coach – Male
Company Achievement Awards
  • Creating a Company Culture for Women to Advance and Succeed
Top 40 Women in Travel

Winners in this category will be announced prior to the event

 

The 2021 WINiT Virtual Awards & Gala is an excellent opportunity to align your brand with the WINiT mission of driving the advancement of women in travel-related industries. Award winners will be provided with significant opportunities for industry recognition through GBTA and WINiT communications and earn an accolade that can be shared with the industry on LinkedIn, in annual reports, and in general marketing and communications messaging.  Register Now >>

Questions?

Email info@gbta.org

Nominations must be submitted by February 5, 2021. Thank you, we look forward to connecting with you at the Virtual Gala on March 8, 2021.

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Awards

Pinnacle Awards

Outstanding Woman of the Year - Celebrates the most talented and impactful women in the industry.

Criteria:

  • Exemplifies excellence in a travel-related industry
  • A visionary who can face any challenging situations and strategically seek solutions
  • Holds leadership positions, values volunteer work and promotes the professional advancement of women
  • Actively involved in diverse membership associations



Founders - Celebrates a male or female who embodies the mission of WINiT and supports the ongoing values of the organization.

Criteria:

  • Active member of the WINiT community
  • Participated in two or more WINiT initiatives (i.e. mentorship program, hosted a gathering, volunteer speaker at WINiT event, participated in WINiT education program)
  • Positively contributed to the growth of WINiT and WINiT by GBTA
  • Volunteers their time to the WINiT mission

 


Individual Awards

Rising Female Leaders - Celebrates young professional women who are high-performing future leaders.

Criteria:

  • Represents the future of the industry
  • Drives change and is identified as a thought leader
  • Holds a current position in a travel-related company or organization



Best Mentor or Coach – Female - Celebrates a woman leader who is making a determined effort to elevate others.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrates a significant and positive impact on the careers of emerging professionals in travel
  • Nurtures growth and career development
  • Acts as a champion to elevate women into new roles or to lead company efforts and initiatives
  • Supports women in their company and the industry



Best Mentor or Coach – Male - Celebrates a male leader who is making a determined effort to elevate others and champions women in travel-related industries.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrates a significant and positive impact on the careers of emerging professionals in travel
  • Nurtures growth and career development
  • Acts as a champion to elevate women into new roles or to lead company efforts and initiatives
  • Supports women in their company and the industry

 


Company Achievement Awards

Creating a Company Culture for Women to Advance and Succeed - Celebrates a company or organization that has created initiatives to support the professional development and advancement of women and is actively measuring and/or reporting its success.

 


Top 40 Women in Travel

This award recognizes women leaders who are reinventing, leaning in, and creating momentum that will be felt by those beyond their community and field.