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HerOwnership: Opening Doors for Women in Hospitality

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HerOwnership: Opening Doors for Women in Hospitality aims to foster, promote, and empower women entrepreneurs to shatter the glass ceiling and pursue their entrepreneurial journey.

Launched in 2022, HerOwnership offers networking and educational opportunities for women hoteliers and hospitality industry professionals, and supports all women in their hotel ownership endeavors and aspirations, helping to ensure more stability and opportunities for generations of women to come.

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Share Your HerOwnership Story with the AAHOA Community!

Each woman has a unique journey, and the AAHOA HerOwnership program wants to share your story.

Fill out our form to share what being a woman in the hospitality industry means to you, advice you would give to the next generation of women hotel owners, and your biggest challenges and how you've overcome them.

Submit your story today for a chance to be featured in our HerOwnership campaign! 

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2022 AAHOA HerOwnership Conference & Retreat

AAHOA's inaugural HerOwnership event, taking place on October 26-27, will focus on helping you elevate your career, determine your next steps, and inspire your journey.

Register now to join AAHOA’s engaged community of women hoteliers for two days packed with incredible insights into hospitality, entrepreneurship, leadership development, and wellness techniques to help you balance it all and take your business to the next level.

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HerOwnership: Women at the Table

During AAHOACON22, an esteemed panel was held with some of AAHOA's female leaders on how women can achieve a successful hospitality career. Panelists included AAHOA Past Chair Jagruti Panwala (2019-2020); Lina Patel, Female Director Eastern Division; Tejal N. Patel, Female Director Western Division; and Tina Patel, AAHOA Lifetime Member of Fairbrook Hotels.

Check out the full video to learn about how these trailblazing women balance their personal and professional lives, how AAHOA has shaped each of them as a woman hotelier, and advice on how to champion other women in the hospitality industry.

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Reflecting on strides women have made in the industry and the progress still to come for the association.

In this article from Today’s Hotelier, we feature the personal stories from AAHOA’s women leaders, who stand on the shoulders of those who came before them while carrying the torch for those who will come after.

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“AAHOA has been proud to celebrate the important work women are doing at every level of hospitality, and this initiative further underscores our commitment to the women of AAHOA and elevating their contributions to the industry,” said AAHOA President & CEO Laura Lee Blake
"Women play an active role in all areas of hospitality – from welcoming guests at the front desk to providing the best in housekeeping services to owning and operating hotel properties, women hoteliers continue to step up to leave their mark in the industry,” said AAHOA Female Director Eastern Division Lina Patel, CHO.
“AAHOA has long been an advocate of amplifying women's voices within the industry, and the brand-new HerOwnership program invites more and more women to shape the future of hospitality and advance their careers,” said AAHOA Female Director Western Division Tejal N. Patel, CHIA, CHO.

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AAHOA is a proud participant in the Women in Hospitality Leadership Alliance.