More than 270 hospitality professionals gathered in Chicago last week to discuss how women can advance their personal careers and those of women across the hotel industry at the second annual ForWard Conference presented by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

Held from May 29-30 at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, the conference featured a range of speakers and panelists, from some of the industry’s top executives to leaders outside of hospitality, including Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former chair and CEO of Carlson; Katty Kay, lead anchor of BBC World News America; Julie Rice, co-founder of SoulCycle and partner at WeWork; Adama Iwu, vice president of state government and community relations at Visa and co-founder of We Said Enough; and Amanda Nguyen, CEO and founder of Rise.  Click here to read the full article,



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