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Peach 20/20 Top Table Podcast: Equality: Moving the dial

Atlantic Club Austin 2023

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Peach 20/20 founder Peter Martin speaks to three high profile women on a mission: to get women into the boardrooms of the hospitality industry. And fast.

The Plan B mentoring programme was launched five years ago by Ann Elliott, Emma Causer and Holly Addison ‘out of frustration’. Its impact was immediate.

The three founders reflect on what’s changed in the five years since launch, celebrate the 500+ mentees they have welcomed on the programme and salute the wide and deep industry support. But their work is not done.

“Balanced boards are a commercial imperative” argues Ann Elliott. With a growing body of evidence linking diverse boards with high performance and a huge talent shortage in the sector - it’s hard to disagree.

So how do we accelerate change? Can we ever get to gender parity? What does it take to become a mentor? Which companies are leading the way on equality?

Ann Elliott, Founder, Ann Elliott Hospitality Consultancy
Emma Causer, Head of Strategic Partnerships UK&I at RICS
Holly Addison, Senior Client Partner, Consumer Technology, Software & Digital - EMEA

Peter Martin, Executive Director, Peach 20/20

Sponsored by Bidfood, Fourth, Stint and Zonal


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