United Way Women’s Leadership First Travel and Tourism Panel


On September 12, United Way of Miami-Dade Women’s Leadership invited me to
moderate their first Travel and Tourism Panel: Tips and Trends Luncheon as part
of their “Let’s Do Lunch” series. The panel was made up of women leaders in the
industry, including Mariyln DeVoe, Vice President – Customer, American Airlines’
Miami hub, Julie Grimes, Managing Partner, Hilton Bentley Hotel; Executive
Director, Heafey-Bentley Management, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Senior Vice President of
Operations, Royal Caribbean Cruises.  We discussed topics such as the evolving
hospitality industry, the role of women in leadership positions in the industry,
the importance of corporate responsibility and how they maintain a good
work/life balance. We laughed and enjoyed each other’s intellect and passion
about our industry. Thank you, United Way, for including me in a very dynamic
group of women.