Appointment28 September 2020
Appointed Chapter Leader
At WHTT (Wome in Hospitality and Travel-Tech) in Paris, France
Virginie Rouault has 10+ years experience in the travel and hospitality industry specializing in Business Travel. She has combined experiences within hotel chains such as Louvre Hotels Group and a TMCs like Egencia which helped her to develop a 360° vision of the corporate travel. Virginie is currently heading the Sales Team at citizenM, a new breed of hotel disrupting the traditional hotel model to give modern travelers what they want. Virginie is leading a reamote team of sales and account managers for United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Switzerland and the Nordics, looking after 14 hotels.
Virginie Rouault's appointment to WHTT is further the organisation's mission to support, inspire and promote women and underrepresented groups within the hospitality and travel technology industry. With international tourist arrivals projected to plunge by 60 to 80 percent in 2020, there are as many 120 million jobs at risks. WHTT mission to enable professional growth for women and underrepresented groups via education, mentorship and career development. WHTT believes that by inspiring communities to enter the industry and organizations to leverage and retain in the sector, will create more diverse and inclusive leadership. Virginie will take WHTT's mission to the next level by taking the global strategy and applying it locally.
Amongst all the subsectors of Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industry, an average 26% of senior executives are female. At Woman in Hospitality and Trave Tech we advocate for a more diverse culture in hospitality and travel-tech organizations.
Recent Appointments at Women in Hospitality and Travel-Tech (WHTT)
5 October 2020 — Aimée Gaudin is a marketing professional based in London, she has worked on marketing campaigns for the likes of adidas, Snapchat, Smartech, Selfridges and many more. Aimee has managed over 500 events globally and is a public speaker having talked previously at Christie's, Leweston School and The Hoxton hotels, and interviewed a number of high profile influencers and speakers.
15 August 2020 — A senior level advocate for diversity, inclusion and well-being, has been named Head of Diversity & Inclusion at WHTT (Women in Hospitality and Travel-Tech). With over 20+ years of experience in the hospitality and travel tech industry across sales, marketing, HR, operations, revenue management and partnerships, she believes being dynamic, bold and courageous in today's business environment is key to achieving lasting success.
8 August 2020 — A talented hospitality professional with over 15 years of diverse experience in B2B sales, operations and passion for building a strong business relationship, has been named Strategic Partnership Manager for WHTT (Women in Hospitality and Travel-Tech).