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19 Sep 2022

The Hertelier Edit: Naureen Ahmed of Inspiring Women in Hospitality

The Hertelier Edit: Naureen Ahmed of Inspiring Women in Hospitality

Naureen Ahmed

Emily Goldfischer, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hertelier, catches up with Naureen Ahmed (pictured), Founder of Inspiring Women in Hospitality, to talk about her career in hospitality and what she's learned from interviewing over 70 inspiration women in the industry. 

Naureen Ahmed credits moving around as a child to her interest in the hospitality industry. She attended the renowned Swiss hotel program at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and began her hospitality career working in food and beverage. While she loved the creativity of F&B, Naureen found her happy place when she learned about Revenue Management as part of her management trainee program.  From there she went to STR and worked her way up in marketing, helping build brand awareness for the company.

Along the way, Naureen realized she was looking for guidance and inspiration to shape her career and couldn't find what she wanted to know from other women easily.  This was the catalyst for her to start interviewing other women for what is now Inspiring Women in Hospitality, a community, and a collection of interviews with nearly 80 women whose careers span all sectors and levels in hospitality. We turned the mic to Naureen to let her share her journey, as she is about to head off for a year of travel.

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Emily Goldfischer will be joined by Alessandra Alonso, Managing Director and Founder of Women in Travel CIC and Chris King, Thunder & CEO of Lightning Travel Recruitment Ltd on the Hotel Vision Stage at 1.15pm on Tuesday 4 October for the session, 'Why allyship and hospitality go hand in hand'. To view the full seminar programme for the Independent Hotel Show, click here

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