Energising your career will be the theme of the 2013 Women 1st Conference and Shine Awards, to be held at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.

The only event dedicated to women working in the UK’s hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries, the 2013 conference and awards will be hosted for the second year by Carla Buzasi, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post UK, on 19 June.

Women 1st is working with Amanda Ursell, nutritionist for The Times and Sun newspapers, to make sure that the food offered at the conference will help delegates maintain high energy throughout the day.

Buzasi said that hosting the inaugural Women 1st conference this year was a rewarding experience and she was keep to take part again. “Helping women achieve their potential is something that I am really passionate about, and I’m proud to be able to play my part in inspiring women across these industries to aim for the top.”

On the evening following the conference, Women 1st will announce the winners of its annual Shine Awards, which are dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women working in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism. Details on nominations will be announced in the New Year

Women 1st is running an early bird offer of £299, plus VAT, for the conference until 25 January 2013. Details about the event can be found at www.women1st.co.uk/conference

Women 1st was set up in 2009 by sector skills council People 1st after it found that whilst almost 60% of the hospitality workforce is female, only 6% of board director positions are held by women. The initiative has already helped over 900 women with career enhancing training and mentoring by senior industry figures.

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By Janet Harmer

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