BUILD and ELEVATE – Cohort program created to accelerate the careers of female leaders and owners in the hospitality industry through a year-long leadership development program for mid- and senior-level executive women that combines intensive in-person programming with coaching and virtual workshops.  Women are nominated to participate, and become part of the ForWard women’s leadership community.  The 2023 cohorts launched in May 2023 and will conclude in February 2024. Stay tuned for information about the next round of nominations.

ForWard  – Annual ForWard Conference to recognize women of the hospitality industry  and support them as they pursue the next level of their careers.

Leadership Academy Executives are encouraged to participate in the AHLA Foundation’s Leadership Academy training – taking us one step closer towards creating a more inclusive hospitality industry and fulfilling our shared commitment to be as diverse as the guests we serve.

DEI Best Practices Guide – This resource is designed to help AHLA members with starting and/or accelerating their DE&I journey. The material is customized for brands, owners, and management companies and topics range from setting strategy to inclusive hiring processes, etc.

Resources for Combating Human Trafficking – Under the broader banner of the No Room For Trafficking Initiative, we support free online training modules for industry employees through ECPAT-USA and offer signage, sample policies, and other resources to help employers recognize and respond to signs of potential human trafficking.

Survivor Fund –  The industry’s first-ever grant program for community-based organizations serving human trafficking survivors.