We are delighted to share the news that Stephanie, our Deputy MD, has been selected to join the Women in Tourism Board. As an advocate for diversity in the workplace and as part of a 3-year diversity plan, during 2017 Stephanie led Hickory to win Best Place for Women to Work at the Business Women Scotland Awards & Women in Tourism Awards, as well as Employer of the Year at The Business Women Scotland Awards.

Stephanie has over 10 years of experience working across the hospitality and tourism sector. Graduating from Queen Margaret University College with a BA Honours in Hospitality and Tourism in 2007, she has had demonstrable success working with Hickory over the past 5 years.

Stephanie’s vision is to drive awareness and make Scottish tourism and hospitality a serious career option, with good pay, good benefits, and with a framework to support women to excel into leadership roles.

Commenting on her appointment to the Women in Tourism Board, Stephanie adds:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the organisation at an exciting and relevant time, the industry is on a trajectory for change and I am looking forward to working alongside WIT’s impressive line-up of entrepreneurs and business leaders to improve the framework for our future tourism leaders”. 

I’m a huge advocate of diversity in the workplace and drive this culture always.  I’m passionate, motivated and highly ambitious for myself and the companies and organisations that I’m involved with, and I’d like to offer this same enthusiasm to support the development of WIT.”

With her passion for the hospitality and tourism industry and her dedication to creating an industry which women can excel in, we know Stephanie will be an asset to the board!