Women in Lodging

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The mission of WIL CONNECT is to be a catalyst; to enable the personal and professional development of women with strategies and actions focused on removing barriers and providing solutions, to foster the development of women to obtain leadership competencies that contribute to the achievement of overall career growth, and to engage women in the political process as it relates to the industry.



  • Education is an important component of WIL CONNECT. Industry leaders will help educate members on how to achieve management positions in the hospitality industry and leadership positions in work and personal life.
  • Join our OHLA Mentorship Program as a Mentor or a Mentee. Women interested in taking the next step towards a leadership position will be connected to other women and men who are currently in those positions to help them succeed in their own hotel, inn, or unique lodging property.
  • Professional speakers presenting to Ohio WIL CONNECT members will share what they have accomplished and the difference it makes to have women setting the agenda and making decisions. WIL CONNECT inspires women to reach their full professional potential!

Membership is FREE! Fill out an Ohio WIL CONNECT Application today!

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Questions, contact Cindy Sams, OHLA's Director of Operations. 

Be sure to visit  AHLA Women In Lodging  to see how women are shaping the hospitality industry worldwide.