WINiT for Women 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 members will have access to GBTA’s expanded network of members, industry professionals, programming and more – all while enjoying continued WINiT programming, events and educational opportunities.  


The acquisition optimizes the time, resources and financials of GBTA’s and WINiT’s collective members and sponsors.


WINiT specifically benefits from the acquisition with expanded reach and WINiT content at GBTA events and conferences globally. GBTA is able to leverage the WINiT brand and programs focused on gender equality, which complements GBTA educational initiatives.

What will remain the same and what will change?

Leadership from both organizations are working diligently to finalize a detailed “go forward” plan that will address the programming and membership opportunities resulting from the acquisition. The same top-notch, high-level programming and networking you’ve come to expect from both organizations will remain in place during this transition period.

I'm a member of the meeting, 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, meetings, events and exhibition industries. Leadership from both GBTA and WINIT are working to determine how to best support WINiT Members that represent the meeting, event and exhibition industries and GBTA recognizes the critical role these leaders play in the synergies between travel and meetings.

How do I sign up for volunteer opportunities with WINiT?

WINiT and GBTA continue to thrive through the generous support of volunteers. To support WINiT in a volunteer capacity, please complete the volunteer application form.

How do I sign up for volunteer opportunities with GBTA?

GBTA continues to thrive thanks to a robust volunteer network. Please fill out this form to support GBTA in a volunteer capacity.

I am actively engaged in a mentor relationship through the WINiT Mentor Program. 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.
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 Dawn Repoli, Laura Richey and Sue Wyslick.

How do I cancel my recurring WINIT membership?

WINiT Members can follow the existing cancellation process. WINiT requires written notification of cancellation by the 25th of the month to stop your draft for the next month. To cancel, email us at

Where can I go for more information about GBTA’s programming?

Visit to learn more and view our events calendar here.

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.

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 membership 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 membership 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.