• Inspiring Women in Hospitality

    The global online community for like-minded women in hospitality.

    It empowers career growth through an expansive network, amplifies women's profiles, and advocates for their presence
    in decision-making spaces, ultimately fostering gender balance.



    Global Hospitality Community

    This community has been set up by Naureen because she realised there was an opportunity to create a haven for women in hospitality.

    The goal of this community is to create opportunites for networking, learn from one another, mentorship, develop genuine connections and become advocates for gender balance.

    Get to know Naureen here.

    Why join?

    Two reasons:


    1. You want to be part of a community of like-minded women who are committed to achieving gender balance at all levels of hospitality. At the same time advance your own career with the support of this commnunity.

    2. You want to build your social capital, a term Naureen learnt from Professor Sowon Kim at EHL. You want to create your own local and
    international network of industry professionals, as Naureen has. She is extending her network to you!





    How does it work?

    Once a month Naureen will host live sessions on Zoom, in different time zones.


    During these live sessions Naureen will share learnings and tools on building your leadership skills all designed towards achieving gender balance. Each session will be followed by networking.


    There will also be peer-to-peer mentoring component which will managed digitally and will allow you to continue fostering the connections you make in the community.


    Invest in yourself

    Sign up by purchasing your one year access to this community below.


    As soon as you sign up you will start getting invites to the monthly live sessions, set up your account in Meetsy and be paired with your first peer mentor.


    Join this community and invest in yourself and the vision.




  • Join the community now by signing up below


    Inspire Community & Peer-to-peer mentorship | 1 year | First 3 months free | Click to find out more

    Inspire Community & Peer-to-peer mentorship | 1 year | First 3 months free | Click to find out more

    Join the only online global community for women in hospitality for one year, united by the common purpose of gender balance. This also include peer-to-peer mentorship.

    Connecting with your peers on a regular basis, within a structure designed by Naureen to build your social capital and network.

    The first three months are free while we are building this community up. so you will get 15 months for the price of 12 months.

    One-off fee of $100 , valid for one year, with the option to renew at the end of the year.
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    Book time with Naureen to identify what you need in your life now to become the inspired leader that you are meant to be and not sure of what way to move forwards. It could be any of the following: - mentorship - coaching - networking Choose your 30 mins with me to know your next steps.
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  • Be Inspired

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    There is plenty of inspiration to be found


    Check out the podcast: 'Inspiring Women in Hospitality'

    Where I share stories from women all across the industry, all around the world at various stages of their careers. I believe that each and everyone has the capacity to be inspiring, we just have to believe it. The podcast gives a platform for our stories to be heard and build a bank of role models for the industry.


    Check out the YouTube Channel: 'In conversation with...'

    In this series I invite men from the industry and peopel from outside of the industry into the conversation. We want to learn from one another. Together we can work towards achieving gender balance.

  • Inspire Roundtables

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    The Inspire Roundtables are in-person pop up events that take place in cities all around the world. The event allows you to meet other women in hospitality in your city, raise questions and share your experiences.


    Past roundtables:
    London 21st July 2022 - Pan Pacific London
    Zurich 29th September 2022 - CitizenM Zurich
    Singapore 3rd November 2022 - CBRE Singapore
    Bangkok 26th January 2023 - Hotel Indigo Wireless Road
    Sydney 17th March 2023 - Ovolo Woolloomooloo
    London 9th May 2023 - The Athenaeum London
    Paris 6th July 2023 - CitizenM Opera Paris
    Zurich 2nd November 2023 - CitizenM Zurich
    Upcoming: Geneva 30th November 2023 - Chez Max
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  • About Naureen

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    Naureen's Story

    I am Naureen Ahmed, hospitality professional, community builder, storyteller and founder of ‘Inspiring Women in Hospitality’ - and this is my story.


    By the time I was 10 I had already lived in four different countries, so going into hospitality was a very easy decisions for me. When I arrived at EHL, Hospitality Business School in Lausanne for my undergraduate programme, I had found my people. Everyone had a weird story like I did :)


    I said 'yes' to the first job that was offered to me and I moved to London. I worked at the Landmark London Hotel for a just under four years in operations. Then I joined STR, where I grew my career over the next 12 years. I had various roles during this time - analyst, researcher, product development, marketing, head of departments, etc. I had the opportunity to learn the hospitality industry from a macro and global level. When I started STR, it was an unknown company in the industry and I am proud to have brought it to the brand it is recognised as today. I also developed my own leadership style and built a multicultural inclusive team culture.


    Throughout my 16 year career in hospitality I have meet amazing women in our industry. Yet I felt we did not have enough visibility for our voices to be heard. So I created the 'Inspiring Women in Hospitality' podcast to share the stories and inspire both women and men in our industry. They inspire me to do more to champion women in our industry.


    Women have so much to offer and the research shows that a diverse team makes for a better and profitable workforce. I am on a mission to grow a global community of women in hospitality to create stronger bonds and build a pipeline of future female leaders for our industry.



    5 words to describe me: Empathetic, Calm, Inquisitive, Multicultural, Developer


    My values: Respect, Joy, Curiosity, Diversity, Freedom


    My purpose: To shine the light on women in hospitality.


    Who inspires me: YOU

  • Reach Out

    How would you like to get involved in the community? What questions do you have for Naureen?