• 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.

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    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.

    Join the inspiring community of women in hospitality

    • Join a community that bring women together from diverse cultures, backgrounds, experiences and ages.
    • Collaborate with like-minded women committed to promoting gender equality across all levels of the hospitality industry.
    • Access a platform for professional development and expanding your industry connections.
    • Share your challenges and gain insights into overcoming them while learning effective strategies.
    • Engage in mentorship opportunities within your peer group.
    • Participate in structure career discussions facilitated by Naureen

    Most importantly, no one should have to feel like they are alone. This community is filled with women going through the same experiences as you.

     

        

      

        

      

    Let's connect

    The community meets on the second monday of each month online via zoom. With three different meetings times to choose from to cover the whole world.

     

    NEXT MONTHLY ZOOM ON THE 11TH OF MARCH 2024

     

    During these live sessions Naureen will share learnings and tools on building your leadership skills all designed towards achieving gender balance. Each session incorporates networking via the use of breakout rooms.

     

    There is also be peer-to-peer mentor matching that will allow you to continue fostering the connections you make in the community.

     

    Make an impact

    It is together that we will uplift women to get us to a place of gender balance in the hospitality industry. #womensupportingwomen Let's build a different future together.

     

     

    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 | Click to find out more

    Inspire Community & Peer-to-peer mentorship | 1 year | Click to find out more

    $100.00
    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 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.
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    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

  • 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 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

     

    Herterlier: https://www.hertelier.com/post/naureen-ahmed-founder-inspiring-women-in-hospitality

     

    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:

    https://newdogpr.co.uk/podcast/storytelling-with-naureen-ahmed/

     

    Hospitality Daily Podcast:

    https://podcast.hospitalitydaily.com/fixing-the-gender-imbalance-in-hospitality-leadership-naureen-ahmed-inspiring-women-in-hospitality/

     

    https://podcast.hospitalitydaily.com/all-stories-matter-naureen-ahmed-inspiring-women-in-hospitality/

     

    Tuesday Thanks Podcast:

    https://www.tuesdaysthanks.com/?pgid=l7q6o5gq-34e3d939-bda0-4b72-bf8c-a3f8500df022

     

     

    TopFloor Podcast:

    https://www.topfloorpodcast.com/episode/120

     

    For Womeb by Women podcast:

    https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/fwbw/episodes/3---Women-in-Food--Beverage--Hospitality-e26d9hj/a-aa2qnl7

     

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