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ABA’s Women in Buses Goes Purple for March


Women in Buses goes purple for March! International Women’s Day is March 8 and ABA's Women in Buses Council is proud to celebrate gender equality all month long. Women in Buses joins the global celebration of women’s achievements, advancements and continued progress towards equality. Industry supporters are invited to join Women in Buses as it hosts a variety of industry events with Webinar Wednesday’s, International Women’s Day series and monthly Meet and Eat, celebrating women’s leadership and accomplishments throughout travel, tourism and the motorcoach industries.

Inspired by previous Women in Buses guests sharing their own organization's International Women’s Day celebration and events, the Women In Buses leadership created the International Women’s Day series as part of the spring WIB education series. These events will including fireside chat-style interviews with female executives of the travel industry including airline, cruise line, hotel and motorcoach industries. Interviews will include female industry leaders' success stories, ongoing opportunities for the next generation and advice on the industry going forward.

Mark your calendar for these events:

March 8 – Shruti Ghandi Buckley, Global Head Hampton Brand by Hilton

March 9 – Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruiselines President/CEO

March 10 – Diana Birkett Rakow, Vice President Public Affairs and Sustainability, Alaska Airlines

March 11 – A day with our own! Pat Ziska, MCI; Ryhan Cornell, ABC; Cam Morris, Hale Transportation and ABA Board member; and Diana Jimenez, DATTCO

You can register for these events here

Women in Buses has so many incredible industry stories to share, two Webinar Wednesday’s just wasn’t enough. Join WIB leadership for three incredible events:

March 3 – Erin Francis-Cumming, Destinations Analyst – One Year into the Pandemic

March 17 – Leading Women of ABA and Women in Buses

March 31 – Leading Women of Industry Associations

Register here.  

We invite all Women in Buses supporters, members and industry friends to be part of the celebration. Women in Buses also challenges industry leaders and members to share these exciting events with the next generation. Events are open to anyone who supports the mission of Women in Buses.

As part of the month long celebration, Women in Buses will also share the stories and faces of our own Women in Buses members through social media and webinars. Send us your photos of individuals, teams and drivers making an impact to your business!  Together, as an industry, let’s celebrate, create awareness and energize the next generation of travel, tourism and transportation opportunities.

For a full listing of events, click here.  

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