About Women in Tourism
Women In Tourism was created in June 2015 by a group of women who work across a range of tourism businesses and organisations in Scotland. The organisation was created to motivate, inspire, support and encourage women across the sector, and support the next generation of industry leaders. WIT continues to grow and develop, becoming a membership organisation in 2017. The Women in Tourism board, chaired by Susan Russell, welcomed a new member for 2018, and created a special role for a young board member to join the team for a year, in celebration of #YOYP2018 – Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018. In December 2019 WIT added four new board members to strengthen and grow the organisation strategically. In addition to hosting regular in-person and virtual event, Women in Tourism has delivered a range of activities including a WIT conference, a Young Women in Tourism Awards initiative and the industry WIT Top 100 list, the second one published in 2020. The journey continues for 2021 and beyond.