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April 26, 2016 09:00

2016 Shine Awards open for nominations


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People 1st is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2016 Shine Awards – the only awards that celebrate the achievements of women working in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism, and the individuals and businesses that actively support gender diversity in the industries.


January 06, 2015 12:00

Blog: New Year, New Opportunity


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The New Year always encourages us to reflect on what we’ve achieved in the past 12 months, but making plans for the next year isn’t always so easy. Gabriella Driver shares her tips on making 2015 YOUR year.


August 07, 2014 09:00

Women 1st reveals shortlist for 2014 Shine Awards


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Women 1st, the initiative that aims to raise the number of women working in senior roles in the tourism and visitor economy sector, has revealed the shortlist for its 2014 Shine Awards.

The Shine Awards, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions, are the only awards that celebrate the achievements of women working in the hospitality, passenger transport, travel, tourism and retail industries, and the mentors and businesses that actively support women’s careers in those industries.


June 18, 2014 12:00

Blog: Being an award winner


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What does it take to put together a successful award entry? Sarah Swaysland, winner of the Stepping Up award at last year's Women 1st Shine Awards, shares her tips for writing a top notch submission.


March 18, 2014 00:00

Women 1st announces date for 2014 Conference


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Women 1st, the initiative that aims to increase the number of women working in senior positions in the tourism and visitor economy sector*, has announced that its third annual conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in London on 3 July 2014.


November 14, 2013 10:30

Blog: Taking one for the team


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With equality between men and women at board level still a long way off, are quotas a necessary evil? Stephanie Hamilton, executive director of operations at ISS food and Hospitality, shares her views.


June 11, 2013 00:00

23 of the most influential women in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism to be inducted to Women 1st Top 100 Club


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Women 1st has announced that it will be inducting 23 new women into its prestigious Top 100 Club of the most influential women in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism. Current members include Delia Smith CBE, Amanda Wills, managing director of Virgin Holidays and Clare Kavanagh, director of performance for buses, Transport for London. The Top 100 Club is designed to celebrate the very best in female achievement and to highlight the role models and leaders who have achieved success at the highest levels.


May 07, 2013 00:00

Women 1st announces 2013 Shine Awards shortlist


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Women 1st has announced the shortlist for the Women 1st Shine Awards 2013. These are the only accolades to recognise outstanding female and diversity achievement in the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. Each year, the Women 1st Shine Awards celebrate the brightest and best individuals who are paving the way for women across these industries and the organisations that are embracing diversity as a true business benefit.


April 30, 2013 00:00

Women 1st launches the practical guide to boardroom diversity in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism


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Women 1st, the thought leadership, training and mentoring programme for the UK’s hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries, has launched “The Little Book of Diversity: a practical guide to supporting women in the workplace”. The book provides realistic advice and guidance to businesses in the service industry looking to increase the number of women in senior positions and to support talented female employees to achieve their career ambitions.


April 03, 2013 00:00

Tips for a top Shine Awards nomination


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With the deadline for the Women 1st Shine Awards (Monday 8 April) looming and unprecedented interest in this year’s awards, we are keen to lend a hand to those making nominations for the first time. Our founder, Sharon Glancy, shares some tips on putting a great submission together below:


March 26, 2013 00:00

Women 1st extends deadline for 2013 Shine Awards


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Women 1st announced today that due to unprecedented demand from the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industry, it will be extending the deadline for the 2013 Shine Awards till Monday 8 April. The organisation has already received a high volume of entries for the awards, which are now in their eighth year.


March 08, 2013 09:00

1,000 women trained!


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This International Women’s Day, Women 1st has announced that is has now supported over 1,000 women through training and mentoring, helping them to achieve their career aspirations in the UK’s hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries.


February 15, 2013 15:00

Can we have it all?


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This was the question posed at our latest networking event on 5 February, hosted by 2012 Women 1st Shine Awards Rising Star winner, Emily Perry.


January 25, 2013 00:00

Recognising Outstanding Women: Nominations Open for 2013 Women 1st Shine Awards


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Nominations are now open for the 2013 Women 1st Shine Awards - the only accolades to recognise the outstanding achievements of women working in the UK’s hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism sector. Now in their eighth year, the awards also recognise the amazing dedication of employers and mentors who go the extra mile to support the career development of women working in one of the UK’s most dynamic industries.


May 17, 2012 00:00

Feminine insight can drive business growth says Lynne Franks at Women 1st event


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Successful businesswoman, broadcaster and speaker, Lynne Franks, has encouraged employers to support their female staff to drive growth and inject fresh thinking – an imperative in the current economic climate. Speaking at a Women 1st networking event at the B.Hive in Covent Garden, London, Franks also called on ambitious women to take on training and mentoring to enhance their leadership skills and have the confidence to take their careers to the next level.