Women in Travel Awards 2017

Awards night - 27th November Doltone House Darling Island

Recognising exceptional women in travel

Inspirational women are all around us – leading, innovating and mentoring the next generation, and Travel Weekly will recognise this with its annual Women in Travel Awards.

Running for the second year, this program recognises those exceptional women who have achieved success in their professional arenas and celebrates their invaluable contribution through their leadership, innovation and courage to their industry.

 

DOLTONE HOUSE DARLING ISLAND WHARF

Awards gala cocktail event

CATEGORIES

  • 1. Employer of the Year
  • 2. Social Media
  • 3. Road and Rail
  • 4. Retail
  • 5. Corporate
  • 6. Rising Star of the Year
  • 7. Marketer of the Year
  • 8. Mentor of the Year
  • 9. PR of the Year
  • 10. Sales Person of the Year
  • 11. Wholesale
  • 12. Cruise
  • 13. Aviation
  • 14. Tourism Board
  • 15. Technology
  • 16. Hotel
  • 17. Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 18. Male Champion of Change

CRITERIA FOR 1. EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

The judges are looking for an organisation who champion women, the success of women in their organisation and who operate an equal opportunity policy that is actually implemented rather than talked about. As an organisation, what measures have you taken to reduce the gender salary gap, advocate working mums to remain within the company and encourage young talent to progress

  1. Evidence of a well thought out and executed recruitment policy that demonstrates how specific programs and initiatives have benefited females in the company (500 words).
  2. Employers should provide two individual staff case studies of no more than 400 words each, from appropriate staff members detailing their own experiences at the company. One should be for a member of staff who joined during 2015-2016, the other for a member of staff who joined in 2014 or earlier (Up to 800 words).
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to the development and retention of female talent (Up to 300 words).

The judges will be looking for the in-house social media campaigner that has achieved the most for a brand or related group of brands in the past 12 months. This will include insight into the issues faced by the brand, strategy, and coordination of partners including advertising, PR & media in achieving successful outcomes.

  1. Supply 1 case study that explains how you helped develop the brand's awareness through social media strategies during the period of 1 August 2016 – 31 July 2017. The judges will be looking for clear evidence of strategic thinking, ability to deliver against a brief, creativity and evidence of success (Up to 600 words).
  2. Demonstrate what success looks like including increased brand awareness, reach of the brand, earnt media and growth in sales your work in social media has led to. Where regulatory or confidentiality issues preclude offering specific figures, percentages are acceptable. (Up to 500 words).
  3. In your role, how have you evolved within the ever-changing market & what is your social media strategy for the next 12 months? (Up to 500 words).
  4. Either: Tell us about a female figure who inspires you OR An instance when you have faced gender based adversity and how you reacted to it (Up to 300 words).

CRITERIA FOR 2. SOCIAL MEDIA

CRITERIA FOR CATEGORIES 3, 11 to 16

The following criteria applies to categories: Road & Rail, Wholesale, Cruise, Aviation, Tourism Board, Technology and Hotel.

The judges are looking for three major elements: 1) Excellence in the entrant's field and day to day role 2) A drive for success with a view to seeing as many women in senior roles, boards and leadership positions as possible 3) Leadership qualities regardless of the seniority of your role  i.e you don't have to be a manager to be a leader.

  1. What were your KPIs and how have you managed to achieve these during the period of August 2016 – 31 July 2017. Discuss the sales volumes, challenges in achieving this, creative thinking, organisation, business acumen, people skills and other assets that helped you achieve these (Up to 500 words).
  2. Demonstrate your business acumen and people skills and the steps you are taking to further improve these leadership elements  (Up to 400 words).
  3. How are you inspiring other females around you. Please give specific examples  (Up to 300 words).
  4. Either: Tell us about a female figure who inspires you OR An instance when you have faced gender based adversity and how you reacted to it (Up to 300 words)

The following criteria applies to categories: Retail, Corporate and Salesperson of the Year.

The judges are looking for three major elements: 1) Excellence in the entrant's field and day to day role 2) A drive for success with a view to seeing as many women in senior roles, boards and leadership positions as possible 3) Leadership qualities regardless of the seniority of your role  i.e you don't have to be a manager to be a leader.

  1. What were your KPIs and how have you managed to achieve these during the period of August 2016 – 31 July 2017. Discuss the sales volumes, challenges in achieving this, creative thinking, organisation, business acumen, people skills and other assets that helped you achieve these (Up to 500 words).
  2. In your role, how have you evolved within the ever-changing market & what is your retail strategy for the next 12 months? (Up to 500 words).
  3. Either: Tell us about a female figure who inspires you OR An instance when you have faced gender based adversity and how you reacted to it (Up to 300 words).

CRITERIA FOR CATEGORIES 4, 5 and 10

CRITERIA FOR 6. RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

The judges are looking for women who commenced their career in the travel industry after January 2015 and who show tremendous achievements in their short tenure. Details on how you have developed your skills and your drive for excellence.

  1. A brief profile of the nominee, including significant achievements and accomplishments of note during their time with their organisation (Up to 500 words).
  2. Describe your future aspirations within the travel industry and what steps you are taking to achieve them (Up to 400 words).
  3. Either: Tell us about a female figure who inspires you OR An instance when you have faced gender based adversity & how you reacted to it (Up to 300 words).

The judges will be looking for the in-house marketer that has achieved the most for a brand or related group of brands in the past 12 months. This will include insight into the issues faced by the brand, strategy, and coordination of partners including advertising, media and PR partners in achieving successful outcomes.

  1. Supply 1 case study that explains how you helped develop the brand during the period of 1 August 2016 – 31 July 2017. The judges will be looking for clear evidence of strategic thinking, ability to deliver against a brief and evidence of success (Up to 600 words).
  2. Demonstrate what success looks like including revenue, sales and profit growth your work has led to. Where regulatory or confidentiality issues preclude offering specific figures, percentages are acceptable (Up to 500 words).
  3. In your role, how have you evolved within the ever-changing market & what is your marketing strategy for the next 12 months? (Up to 500 words).
  4. Either: Tell us about a female figure who inspires you OR An instance when you have faced gender based adversity and how you reacted to it (Up to 300 words).

CRITERIA FOR 7. MARKETER OF THE YEAR

CRITERIA FOR 8. MENTOR OF THE YEAR

The judges are looking for individuals who have mentored and champion women within their organisation. Details on how you have helped develop people and the strategies you have employed to do this.

  1. A brief profile of the nominee, including significant achievements and accomplishments of note during their time with their organisation (Up to 500 words).
  2. Provide case study example of a specific colleague in your organisation that you have mentored and the steps you took (Up to 500 words).
  3. An outline of the significant contribution the entrant has made to the retention, progression, satisfaction or development of individuals or groups of females within their organisation and/or the profession (Up to 500 words).
  4. Either: Tell us about a female figure who inspires you OR An instance when you have faced gender based adversity and how you reacted to it (Up to 300 words).

The judges will be looking for the PR that has achieved the most for a brand or related group of brands in the past 12 months. This will include insight into the issues faced by the brand, strategy, and coordination of partners including advertising & media in achieving successful outcomes.

  1. Supply 1 case study that explains how you helped develop the brand's awareness through PR during the period of 1 August 2016 – 31 July 2017. The judges will be looking for clear evidence of strategic thinking, ability to deliver against a brief, crisis communications and evidence of success (Up to 600 words).
  2. Demonstrate what success looks like including increased brand awareness, reach of the brand, earnt media and growth in sales your work has led to. Where regulatory or confidentiality issues preclude offering specific figures, percentages are acceptable. (Up to 500 words).
  3. In your role, how have you evolved within the ever-changing market & what is your PR retail strategy for the next 12 months? (Up to 500 words).
  4. Either: Tell us about a female figure who inspires you OR An instance when you have faced gender based adversity and how you reacted to it (Up to 300 words).

 

CRITERIA FOR 9. PR OF THE YEAR

CRITERIA FOR 17. ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

The judges will be looking for the Entrepreneur that has taken the plunge to take on a role of CEO, CFO, Sales Manager, Strategist, accountant and everything else in between. This will include how they tackled issues to achieve successful outcomes.

  1. A brief profile of the nominee, including significant achievements and accomplishments of note as an Entrepreneur. Also Describe your future aspirations within the travel industry and what steps you are taking to achieve them (Up to 600 words).
  2. Supply 1 case study that explains how you helped create or innovate the company or brand during the period of 1 August 2016 – 31 July 2017. The judges will be looking for clear evidence of strategic thinking and evidence of success (Up to 600 words).
  3. Demonstrate what success looks like including revenue, sales and profit growth your work has led to. Where regulatory or confidentiality issues preclude offering specific figures, percentages are acceptable (Up to 500 words).
  4. Either: Tell us about a female figure who inspires you OR An instance when you have faced gender based adversity and how you reacted to it (Up to 300 words).

The judges are looking for a male figure who has actively brought about change within an organisation in an effort to encourage diversity within the workplace. As a male champion of change, what measures have you taken to discuss issues or implement strategy to reduce the gender salary gap, advocate for women across all streams and encourage female talent in the workplace?

Evidence of a well thought out and executed initiative, or case study which demonstrates how you have championed women by development or retention in the workplace (Up to 1000 words).

 

CRITERIA FOR 18. MALE CHAMPION OF CHANGE

GENERAL CRITERIA AND INFORMATION – APPLICABLE FOR ALL CATEGORIES

    1. The deadline for entries is 5pm AEST, Thursday 12th October.
    2. You are eligible to enter more than one category, as long as the work submitted meets the criteria.
    3. Previous Women in Travel award winners ARE eligible to enter again.
    4. Peer and self-nominations are accepted.
    5. Judging is done by a panel of industry experts and entries are given a score out of 100.
    6. Please ensure all details are entered accurately, and please include nominee’s profile photo (in Attachment tab), as this will be used for the Awards presentation. For those entering Employer category, please include a team photo.
    7. All nominees must purchase ticket to attend awards gala cocktail event.

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