jobs in start-ups

The Festival of Inclusion in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure

Join us in celebrating diversity at the Festival of Inclusion! Taking place 12 – 13th May 2021.

Placed is proud to support WiHTL (Women in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure)’s upcoming Festival of Inclusion! The virtual event is the first of its kind and will celebrate diversity across the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industries.

Taking part over two days, 12-13 May 2021, over 60 key speakers will present, discuss, share insights, best practices, case studies, stories across the whole breadth of the diversity, inclusion and belonging spectrum.

The conversations will range from gender to race and ethnicity, from LGBTQ+ to social mobility, from age to disability and wellbeing. The speakers include People Officers, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officers, D&I leading experts, and people who are truly passionate about diversity and inclusion.

A celebration of diversity

The objective of the Festival is to celebrate diversity across the industry, showcase great examples of tangible initiatives that have a positive impact, raise awareness of the benefits of inclusive cultures from an employees’ and customers’ perspective and the perils of lack of diversity, inspire people whatever their background or circumstances to join and progress within the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industry.

Find jobs, upskill and follow your fave brands.


If you work in or are interested in working in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure

If you work within the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure sectors or are interested in pursuing a work within these fields, the festival is a great opportunity to gain inspiration and really learn from leading professionals on how you can progress within the industry, as well as network.

Tickets are free for employees of WiHTL Member organisations (see if your company is on this list) and those who are unemployed or full-time students who are looking to work in the hospitality, travel or leisure sector.

If you are an employer in these sectors

If you are an employer within these sectors, the event is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about how you can implement diversity and inclusion strategies, put D&I at the heart of your business and thus create a better workplace and a better world.


Speakers include:

  • Moni Mannings, NED at EasyJet
  • Grace Acquah, University Attraction Lead at Amazon

  • Nick Mackenzie, CEO at Greene King
  • Carlo Mocci, Chief Business Officer UK&I at Deliveroo
  • Meeta Zakharia, Head of D&I at McDonald’s

  • Paul Pomroy, CEO at McDonald’s

  • Hannah Thomson, CPO at Travelodge

For the full list of speakers, see here.

—-Featured employers —-


Placed supports the Festival of Inclusion

As a female-founded business working closely with these sectors, the objectives of the festival ring true to our values at Placed. We are focused on diversity and inclusion in all that we do, and we hope through supporting the Festival of Inclusion we can inspire people from all backgrounds to join these exciting sectors, as well as employers to seriously consider the importance of D&I in shaping their workplace. Take a look at what our founder, Jennifer Johansson had to say about the upcoming festival here.

You can learn more about WiHTL and the Festival of Inclusion, as well as register for tickets here.