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2nd edition: Gender Equality in Tourism

Access Barriers and Working Conditions of Women in Tourism

Convention Awards

March 7, 2019

13:00 - 14:00

Palais am Funkturm, ITB Convention Awards

Women’s rights are an essential part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The seminar will discuss the various barriers women have to face working in tourism, all over the world and how to overcome these barriers.


followed by IIPT  "Celebrating Her Awards“

Moderated by:

Prof. Dr. Claudia C. Brözel, Faculty of Sustainable Business Administration, University of Sustainable Development Eberswalde

Rika Jean-Francois, CSR Commissoner, ITB Berlin

Opening Speech:

Eliza Jean Reid, First Lady of Iceland, United Nations Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals

Panel guests:

Myriam Barros, President, Association of the chambermaids “Las Kellys”, Lanzarote

Zina Bencheikh, Regional General Manager Europe, Middle East and North Africa, PEAK Destination Management Company

Meg Cale, Influencer,

Michelle Kristy, Associate Programme Officer, SheTrades Initiative, International Trade Centre (United Nations/World Trade Organization), Geneva, Switzerland


Marina Diotallevi, Head - Ethics, Culture and Social Responsibility

Lucy Ferguson, Lead Expert, Global Report on Women in Tourism, Second Edition

Isabell Prior, Marketing Coordinator, Malta Tourism Authority, Frankfurt