WINiT Coming to GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto

Canadian Olympic Gold Medal Winning Women’s Hockey Coach Danièle Sauvageau to Deliver Keynote at WINiT at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto

Alexandria, VA (February 28, 2019) –WINiT, a business unit of GBTA focused on driving positive change for the career mobility of women in the travel-related industries, today announced Danièle Sauvageau as the featured keynote speaker at WINiT at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto, taking place April 15, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Having taken part in six Olympic Games, as women’s hockey coach, general manager and coaching consultant, Sauvageau played a key role in her team’s wins in seven consecutive world championships, and in the silver medal they won at the Nagano Olympics. With her dedication, involvement in developing her sport and her winning record, she has become the undisputed guru of women’s hockey in Canada. For 24 years, Sauvageau has served with the RCMP and Montreal’s police department, including the narcotics division. She currently works as an advisor to the strategic development department.

Sauvageau’s luncheon keynote presentation, “Going for Gold in Leadership: You Can’t Reach Your Goal Without an Assist” will be preceded by two education sessions:

  • Know The Ropes & Travel With Confidence – Women With An Action Plan
  • Speaker: Maria Teresa Septien, Managing Director Latin America – FocusPoint International
  • Mastering Persuasive Communication Techniques
  • Speaker: Nancy Medoff, Founder and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Athena Wise Stategic Solutions

This half-day session will offer attendees a unique and engaging forum for professional and personal development and growth. Register directly for WINiT at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto here or sign up during the GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto registration process here if you plan to attend both.

Press registration is complimentary. Interested reporters should reach out to Marianne Varkiani to request credentials.

About WINiT
WINiT is a network of over 3,000 women and men focused on delivering career development services, resources and programs to women in travel-related industries. WINiT is an educational organization that, through generous support, provides Members with a variety of unique opportunities including leadership and industry training, mentoring, recruiting, career search services, as well as educational, inspirational, and networking events. For more information, visit Stay connected on LinkedIn and Facebook. Follow WINiT on Twitter at @WINiTorg and Instagram at @winit4allwomen.

About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit