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Advancing Women and Diversity in the Hospitality Industry

This is a past event.

Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:45pm

Virtual Event

Women's Hospitality Initiative has partnered with local and national organizations, including the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management to build a pipeline of women leaders in the restaurant industry at all levels through resources that: 

​• Provide research-based education, networking, and support systems for women in the restaurant industry 

•  Provide programming which helps develop critical operational, business, and leadership skills for women in the restaurant industry

•  Foster growth, unity, and sustained change through sponsorship and mentorship programs

You can find all of the panels streaming live to our Facebook page at 


Mary Choi Kelly, Founder & CEO, MCK Leadership Talent Group LLC and Co-Founder, Women’s Hospitality Initiative

Jan 11 @ 7:45pm

Elizabeth Blau, Founder & CEO, Blau+ Associates and Co-Founder, Women’s Hospitality Initiative

Jan 25 @ 7:45pm

Ernisha Randolph, Founder & CEO, Sweet Butter Hospitality

Feb 1 @ 7:45pm

Michelle Bernstein, James Beard Award-Winning Chef, author, and host

Feb 8 @ 6:25pm

Jenna Swigert, SVP Sales and Services Open Table, Alex Lourdes PhD, Redefined Agency

Feb 15 @ 7:45pm

Corrine Clement, Founder, DEI Institute and  Punam Mathur, Executive Director, Elaine Wynn & Family Foundation

Feb 22 @ 7:45pm

Olivia Brown, CEO & Co-Founder, Heritage Consulting by B+R, LLC

March 1 @ 7:45pm

Lorena Garcia, Chef and Entrepreneur, CHICA

March 8 @ 7:45pm

Joanna James, Director, Producer, Writer Zoel Productions

March 15 @ 7:45pm

Cristina SP Hudson, Owner, Hudson Ranch

March 22 @ 7:45pm

Lee Schrager, SVP Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirit

Bertha Gonzalez Nieves, Casa Dragones 

Jennifer Chaplin, Vice President at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

March 29 @ 7:45pm