ForWard Regional Events

ForWard is coming to a city near you!

Join the movement advancing women leaders in hospitality at a local level. Throughout 2024, we’ll host four complimentary programs that will provide inspiration, networking, and valuable insights to boost your professional journey.

ForWard@ programs are complimentary and open to both members and non-members.

Join us in Atlanta, Washington DC, Chicago, and Dallas!


Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Program Details:

Next Gen Workforce + Talent Development Panel

Moderator: Jannelle Johnson, Georgia State University AHLA Student Chapter President and Housekeeping Coordinator, Hyatt Regency Atlanta


    • Anneliesse Cooper, PHR, Chief Human Resources Officer, Atrium Hospitality
    • Cicily Newby, Vice President, Talent Management, Loews Hotels & Co
    • Camryn Willis, Franchise Sales Specialist, Luxury, Lifestyle & Premium Brands, IHG Hotels & Resorts


Fireside Chat: Black Women in Hospitality

    • Anna Blue, AHLA Foundation
    • Stacia Harvey-Randall, Co-Founder, Black Women of Hospitality & Director, Human Resources, Whitley Hotel

Diversifying Hotel Ownership Panel

Moderator: Rachel Humphrey, Founder, Women in Hospitality Leadership Alliance


    • Davonne Reaves, CEO & Founder, Vesterr
    • Julienne Smith, Chief Development Officer, Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts and AHLA Foundation Chair

Upcoming Regional Events

ForWard@Washington, DC
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Coming Soon
Registration Opening Soon!

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2024
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Coming Soon
Registration Opening Soon!

Date: Friday, November 12, 2024
Venue: Coming Soon
Registration Opening Soon!