Worrying Lack Of Diversity At The Top Of Hospitality, Travel And Tourism Companies | By Aradhana Khowala – Hospitality Net
On the surface, the travel and tourism industry is leading the way when it comes to gender diversity, with women representing 50% of employees across the sector. But hidden in plain sight is a different story. Female representation falls to 40% at mid-level management and 33% at senior executive level, above which there is a seemingly impenetrable glass ceiling between senior management and the C-Suite.
A paltry 19% of C-level roles are filled by women and only 5% of firms have a female CEO. This is echoed at board level, where there are only six female chairs, despite a growing body of research proving that fostering diversity at all levels is not only the right thing to do, it is good for business.
Diversity within the travel, hospitality and tourism sector