Metro Detroit Women in Lodging Group to Host Inaugural Event Oct. 28


The Metro Detroit Chapter of Michigan Women in Lodging, a professional organization that was created in March to develop leaders and hospitality talent in southeast Michigan, will host its inaugural event on Oct. 28 at the Detroit Marriott Troy.

The event, which will offer networking, a panel presentation, and an image-building workshop, is open to all women in the lodging industry.

“This inaugural event will be the first of many our organization will offer for members and the community to gain professional knowledge and support as they advance to senior-level positions,” says Shonda Johnson, chairperson of Metro Detroit Chapter of Women in Lodging and area general manager of Marriott Hotels, who will speak during the Tell Your Story panel discussion.

The panel will also feature Robin Terry, chairwoman and COO of Motown Museum; Juanita Moore, president and CEO of the Charles H. Wright Museum; Alexandra Clark, owner of Bon Bon Bon; and Kelli Kavanaugh, owner of Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop.

A training program will follow the panel, which is designed to provide insight into how performance, image, and exposure (PIE) factor into career success.

Registration for the event, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Detroit Marriott Troy, located at 200 W. Big Beaver Rd., is available online through Oct. 24 or at the event for $49.

The Metro Detroit Chapter of Michigan Women in Lodging, a subsidiary of the Michigan Touring and Lodging Association, is one of 23 state chapters in the country. The organization is the first professional career advancement chapter for women in the lodging and tourism industries who live and work in Michigan. Membership is available at no cost to all women employed at Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association member organizations.

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