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$100.00Join 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 grow professional and expand your network.
One-off fee of $100 , valid for one year, with the option to renew at the end of the year.View more details...Quantity
Testimonials from the Inspire Community
"Under Naureen's guidance, a remarkable community has flourished, uniting women from
diverse backgrounds, cultures, and age groups. Participating in monthly
exchanges has become a cherished opportunity to delve into various topics,
fostering a deep understanding of each other's challenges and sharing
strategies for overcoming them. Beyond that, these gatherings provide a
valuable space to discuss the unique issues women may encounter in the
hospitality sector, making it not only a platform for professional growth but
also a wonderful avenue for expanding connections within the industry." - Davina
"Naureen is abrilliant facilitator. In our sessions, she helps us tackle and reflect on the
most relevant topics facing women in leadership. And with the support and
mentorship of the group, we can feel confident to move forward in our careers.
It's invaluable to have access to diverse perspectives and ideas from women at
all levels in their career all over the world." - Jane M
"Excellentopportunity to engage with other professionals in an informal environment, one
that you wouldn't normally have the opportunity to do so unless it was
something specifically work related. The roundtable offers people at all levels
and points in their career to offer support to advice, no matter their job titles." - Andrea
"Thank you,Naureen, for yet another life affirming, empowering conversation. The monthly
meets are now firmly embedded in my calendar and a non negotiable when it comes
to attendance! This is a time for me, and it's a time to feel uplifted, motivated
and inspired by the incredible women involved. Anyone who hasn't joined yet, I
urge you to do so, you will be glad you did." - Hulya
"Naureen hasidentified a lack in our sector; to encourage the many women we work with to
support each other and make the industry we love an example to all." - Katherine
"I look forwardto the Inspire Community monthly calls - good opportunity to check in with friends and new contacts." - Jane L
"A safe placethat was created for us to help women encourage other women. Surprisingly each
time I walk away it is outstanding the similarities we have between us." - Nathalia
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 17 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.
Then in September 2023 I launched the Inspire Community to bring women together to build a solid foundation of women supporting women. Monthly zoom calls with structured discussions of your career development and access to mentorship.
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
NAUREEN HAS BEEN FEATURED ON THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS AND PODCASTS
Independent Hotel Show: https://www.independenthotelshow.co.uk/news-hub/hertelier-edit-naureen-ahmed-str-inspiring-women-hospitality
Hospitalitynet : https://www.hospitalitynet.org/publication/4116159.html?2332293b63784e34dd313b0d9f823e89
The Caterer UK: https://www.thecaterer.com/archive/mentoring-platform-launched-support-women-hospitality
Sustainable Hotel News: https://sustainablehotelnews.com/feature/qa-naureen-ahmed-founder-inspiring-women-in-hospitality/
NewDog PR podcast:
Hospitality Daily Podcast:
Tuesday Thanks Podcast:
For Womeb by Women podcast:
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