Free guidance for women in travel affected by the pandemic is being offered by a social enterprise.
Until September, Women in Travel will offer up to 90 women in the Greater London area who have lost their entry level or supervisory job mentoring, training and access to entry-level employment opportunities in the capital’s hospitality and tourism sector.
Alessandra Alonso, Women in Travel founder, said: “We know how tough it can be for unemployed women to return to work in the best of times, and the Covid-19 pandemic has made the process even harder.
“The travel, tourism and hospitality industries have been impacted enormously during the first six months of this year, so for those women who may have been made redundant or are at risk of losing income, it is great that we are able to continue offering our training and mentoring initiatives to help them, and boost the confidence and success rate of those looking to get back to work as soon as possible.”
Throughout the summer, Women in Travel will also continue to host online mentoring circles for women who are small business owners, self-employed or at risk of losing their jobs in the travel, tourism or hospitality industry due to the pandemic.
Originally launched in March and open to women across the world, the twice-monthly mentoring circles will now run until early September thanks to a grant from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
Three mentoring circles consisting of up to 12 women each will provide the opportunity to network, share and learn from like-minded women from the global industry.