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February 04, 2015 09:07 ET

Premier Traveler Honors the Most Compelling Women in Travel With "An Evening of Inspiration," and Announces New Partnership With WINiT

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 04, 2015) - They're compelling, they're inspiring and they're gathering in Los Angeles on February 5, for "An Evening of Inspiration": Premier Traveler's Most Compelling Women in the Travel Industry were chosen and announced this past fall for their perseverance, talent and outstanding accomplishments. The evening is dedicated to celebrating them and is our way of thanking all of them for continuing to inspire us while coming together to share stories and advice, dreams and discussions.

Premier Traveler is delighted to announce that we are developing a cooperative partnership with WINiT -- WomenInTravel, a network of women and men serving as a catalyst to drive change and support the career development, visibility and promotion of women in the travel, meetings and events industries.

With these efforts, we hope to accelerate the dialogue on diversity, awareness and sensitivity that makes for a better travel experience for everyone -- a discourse that promises to become only livelier as we travel into the future.

"WINiT is very excited to work with Premier Traveler and we congratulate all 30 of these incredible leaders, with special recognition to the three WINiT leaders who were included -- Christie Hicks, Gail Grimmet and Maria Sebastian." Michelle (Mick) Lee, WINiT Founder.

Fundraising efforts will benefit CARRA, whose mission is to discover a cure for childhood arthritis and related diseases.

Among those attending the celebratory event will be:

  • Rosmarie Andolino

Commissioner - Chicago Department of Aviation

  • Rahel Assefa

Vice President, Marketing - Ethiopian Airlines

  • Aileen Furlong Cafrey

Managing Director, MileagePlus - United Airlines

  • Captain Kathi Durst

B737 Fleet Captain, DFW Airport - American Airlines

  • Patricia Gallardo-Dwyer

Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability - Shangri-La International

  • Joanna Geraghty

Executive Vice President, Customer Experience - JetBlue

  • Fatma Yuceler

General Manager, Western USA - Turkish Airlines

  • Gail Grimmett

Senior Vice President, New York - Delta Air Lines

  • Christie Hicks

Senior Vice President, Starwood Sales Organization - Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  • Pam M. Nicholson

Chief Executive Officer - Enterprise Holdings

  • Judy Reeves

Director of Public Relations, The Americas - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

  • Maria C. Sebastian

Director, Worldwide Sales and Marketing - Virgin Atlantic Airways

  • Sinead El Sibai

Vice President, Marketing - Dubai Duty Free

  • Stacey Stegman

Global Communications Director - Denver International Airport

  • Aubrey Tiedt

Vice President of Guest Services - Etihad Airways

  • Anne C. Toulouse

Vice President, Global Brand Management and Advertising - Boeing

  • Alison Wright

Photographer/Writer

The evening is sure to be a festive one, beginning with cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by a full dinner and celebration with PT's Master of Ceremonies Jeff Heilman. For invitation request or further information, please click here.

"We have been inspired by these women to plan what we hope will be an incredible event," said Shan Wills, PT's Executive Editor, "which we anticipate will foster dialogue between both men and women on diversity, the challenges of working in the travel industry, the steps to success and many more. It's very exciting, and we're hoping that everyone who attends will not only share their stories and make new friends, but will come away enriched by the experience. There's no doubt that we at PT will!"

Premier Traveler's Editorial Awards:

  • 2014 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE, FOREIGN TRAVEL
  • 2014 BEST IN-DEPTH COVERAGE ON A TRAVEL-RELATED THEME
  • 2014 PHOTOGRAPHY, ACTION, 2ND PLACE
  • 2014 THE BUSINESS OF TRAVEL, 2ND PLACE
  • 2014 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE: FOREIGN TRAVEL, 2ND PLACE
  • 2014 BILL MUSTER GOLD AWARD: CULTURAL CATEGORY
  • 2013 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE: U.S. TRAVEL
  • 2013 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE: FOREIGN TRAVEL
  • 2013 BEST BUSINESS TRAVEL MEDIA AWARD

About Premier Traveler:
Premier Traveler (PT) was created as an outlet for its readers' voices to be heard. Perpetually on-the-go (both domestically and abroad), with high expectations and a taste for luxury, PT readers always have something to share -- a personal experience, an opinion, a suggestion, a question -- and PT was designed to listen and to get the answers they need.

The open dialogue doesn't stop with letters and emails from readers. PT goes one step further by creating frequent questionnaires on a variety of topics, allowing the editorial team to inject the magazine's content with valuable and relevant insights.

As perennial global travelers, PT readers demand premium products and services but can still appreciate a good deal. That's why they turn to PT for the latest travel news and information, while also learning about exciting promotional offers and losing themselves in candid hotel and flight reviews. This is part of what makes Premier Traveler more than just another magazine, but one that shares a personal connection with its readers.

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