The Women in Travel Meetup 2016 in partnership with Sojern

The Women in Travel Meetup 2016 in partnership with Sojern

8 Nov 2016, 13:30 - 18:00

Platinum Suite 4


PR Sponsorship by Rooster PR

Supported by AWTE


Women in Travel Meetup now in its 3rd year returns to World Travel Market to provide an afternoon of inspiration, mentoring and networking to the international women in travel community. Everyone is welcome to attend, females and male professional alike. 



Panel Debate 1 speakers include: 

  • Alessandra Alonso, Chief Mentor, Everyday Mentor  &  Organiser, Women in Travel Meetup
  • Sarah Harraghy, Commercial Sales Director Celebrity Cruises
  • Rachel O’Reilly, Head of Communications, Kuoni
  • Giles Hawkes, Chief Executive, Cosmos Tours & Cruises, Archers Holidays and Avalon Waterways UK
  • Sylvia Weiler, VP,  Audience, Strategy & Development, Sojern (Debate Chair)


Panel Debate 2 speakers include: 

  • Alessandra Alonso, Chief Mentor, Everyday Mentor  &  Organiser, Women in Travel Meetup
  • Natalia Komis, Founder, Iamadventures
  • Sarah Ismail, Founder, tripforwellness
  • Carolyn Pearson, Founder, Maiden Voyage
  • Vanessa Erogbogbo, Head of Women and Trade, International Trade Centre


Group mentors include: 

  • Jo Rzymowska, MD Celebrity Cruises UK and Ireland
  • Rachel O’Reilly, Head of Communications, Kuoni
  • Sylvia Weiler, VP, Audience, Strategy & Development, Sojern
  • Julia Feuell, Founder Online Travel Training & New Frontiers
  • Alessandra Alonso, Chief Mentor & Consultant, Everyday Mentor
  • Sarah Clayton Turner, Director, Travel Trade Marketing
  • Clare Hazle, Director of Marketing & Ecommerce, Cosmos Tours & Cruises, Archers Holidays and Avalon Waterways UK
  • Lamia Walker, Founder, HouseSit Match
  • Andrea Clayton, Director of Sales at Citybond Suretravel
  • Lyndsey Garvey Jones, National Partnerships Manager at Holiday Extras
  • James Brooke of Rooster PR
  • Brian Frankel of MentorMatchmaker





  • Alessandra Alonso


    Chief Mentor and Strategic Consultant

    Everyday Mentor

    Alessandra Alonso is Chief Mentor and Strategic Consultant at Everyday Mentor, an advisory business aimed at supporting individuals - especially...


Organised by Everyday Mentor

Everyday Mentor was launched by Alessandra Alonso in 2011 to help organisations drive talent, motivation and productivity through highly customised and outcome focussed interventions. Everyday Mentor works with individuals and teams to enhance their leadership skills; personal effectiveness; confidence; impact and overall performance. Alessandra's passion about empowering women is well known. Since its inception, Everyday Mentor has worked relentlessly to support women in achieving their potential, whether in the corporate workplace or in their entrepreneurial ventures. Everyday Mentor provides coaching and mentoring, facilitates learning and development through workshops or undertakes longer term, strategic project work for organisations. Everyday Mentor’s key values are honesty, respect and integrity. Alessandra is proud of instilling these values in everything she does through Everyday Mentor, whether on a commercial basis or volunteering.


Sojern is travel's leading data-driven performance marketing engine. Currently one of the fastest growing travel tech companies, Sojern works with top travel brands and independent hotels in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Our headquarters are in San Francisco, with key offices in Dubai, London, New York, Omaha and Singapore. Since 2007, Sojern has helped top travel brands like Avis Budget Group, British Airways, Carnival Cruise Line, Colorado Tourism, Emirates, IHG, Samsonite and Starwood maximize direct revenue and profitability by delivering consumers who convert.

Rooster PR

Rooster is a cutting edge independent PR & digital communications agency connecting consumer, corporate, technology & travel brands with their target audiences. We generate media endorsement & audience engagement to deliver a real commercial advantage for our clients. We are Global Brand Communicators.

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