WINiT Summit 2019 – Chicago To Feature Business Disruptor and Author Joanna Martinez on the Main Stage

Alexandria, VA (May 8, 2019) – WINiT by GBTA, a network driving positive change for the career mobility of women in the travel-related industries, today announced speaker, author and change-agent Joanna Martinez will be a featured speaker at WINiT Summit 2019 – Chicago on August 3rd at McCormick Place. Martinez will draw from experiences and lessons showcased in her book “A Guide to Positive Disruption” to navigate attendees through her proven process for driving positive change within organizations.

Her session “A Guide to Positive Disruption: Find and Implement Constructive Changes that Help Your Company and Yourself” will deliver change-oriented advice such as:

  • Developing personal plans to help weather inevitable business turmoil
  • Finding new ideas that will benefit companies
  • Selling ideas within an organization by mastering basic negotiation techniques
  • Standing apart to be ready for the next challenge

“WINiT has always been about equality in the workplace,” said Scott Solombrino, GBTA executive director and COO. “The takeaways from this session and the entire Summit program will help attendees better understand how both men and women can come together to advance and empower women in the travel industry.”

WINiT Summit 2019 – Chicago brings together professionals of all levels and across travel-related industries for the sole purpose of positively changing the careers and lives of women. GBTA Convention is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meeting managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers in the world and will be held in Chicago, August 3-7, 2019.

View the agenda for additional information on programming and stay tuned as more speakers will be released throughout 2019. Attendee registration is open now. WINiT Contributors will save $50 when registering for WINiT Summit 2019 – Chicago. Learn more about joining the WINiT Community. Save $100 when you register for both GBTA Convention 2019 and WINiT Summit.

Media registration is complimentary and available online – and also provides media access to GBTA Convention.


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