When the GBTA Ladders program was established in 2013, co-founder Caitlin Gomez set out to create an environment that facilities the exchange of ideas while also investing in the next generation of professionals within the corporate travel space. Many years later, the program is doing that and much more.
GBTA Ladders connects established corporate travel leaders with industry newcomers, affording members the opportunity to expand their professional development within the travel and meetings industry, but also to gain lifelong friends. Unlike traditional mentoring programs with one-on-one mentor-mentee relationships, participants are put into teams representing various sectors of the business travel industry with the goal to complete a project. Upon completion, teams may be selected to present their project during an education session at GBTA Convention.
During GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego, Caitlin sat down with the program’s leadership, Allison Davis and Will Pinnell, to chat about the global mentoring program and its impact on our industry.
Applications for new mentees for the 2018-2019 season are now being accepted. To be considered, fill out the application by Friday, September 28. For more information, please contact [email protected].