Diversity in Travel: Inclusive Workplaces and Women in Leadership Summit

Fireside Chat: CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge

Speakers: Mark Okerstrom (Expedia Group) and Blair Taylor (PwC)

Fireside Chat: Inclusive Workplaces

Speakers: Blair Taylor (PwC) and Nikki Humphrey (SVP People, Virgin Atlantic)

Panel: Women in Leadership

Speakers: Melissa Maher (Expedia Group) – moderator; Beth Kinerk (Avis), Claire Bilby (Disney) and Chris Flatt (Wynn Resorts) – panelists. 

We are excited to announce that Expedia Group is signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge and will be working to mobilize the travel industry to make major, actionable steps to promote diversity and inclusion. This fireside chat between our Expedia Group CEO and PwC, the founder of CEO Action, will share more about the pledge, why we need to create a network and movement to collectively progress D&I, and how this will help us to create the travel industry of the future.

CEO Action is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. A unique collaborative of nearly 800 CEOs have signed on to this commitment, agreeing to take action to cultivate environments where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcomed and where employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss D&I.

With 1 in 10 people working in travel, our industry has an opportunity to ensure our workforce reflects the diverse customers, partners and communities we serve. What is the industry doing to change this? In our opinion, we can do more!

Currently only 1.7%, 12 of CEO Action’s signatories, are from the Travel and Leisure industry. By signing the pledge and convening our industry under the CEO Action umbrella, we can not only increase the number of Travel & Leisure signatories, but share best practices and opportunities for our industry specifically. With your help, together we can exponentially grow our industry’s commitment to and progress on Diversity & Inclusion. In addition to joining this breakout session, “Please reach out to CEO Action to take the pledge today!”

Featured speakers of the Women In Leadership Forum

Jim Morris

Jim Morris

Chief Consulting Officer at White Men As Full Diversity

Beth Kinerk

Beth Kinerk

SVP Avis

Corey Ponder

Corey Ponder

Founder & CEO, Em|PACT Strategies

Chris Flatt

Chris Flatt

EVP Wynn Resorts

Claire Bilby

Claire Bilby

Senior Vice President Of Sales, Services & Events at Disney Destinations

Nikki Humphrey

Nikki Humphrey

SVP People at Virgin Atlantic

Blair Hamilton Taylor

Blair Hamilton Taylor

Partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers

Melissa Maher

Melissa Maher

SVP for Marketing & Innovation