Several alumni have been honoured.

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Edinburgh Napier University is delighted to congratulate members of the ENU Alumni Network who have been included on Women in Tourism’s Top 100 list for 2020. 

Women in Tourism (WIT) was founded in 2015 by a group of women working in Scottish tourism. The organisation provides a place for women working in the sector to motivate and inspire each other and allows current professionals to support the next generation of industry leaders. 

The WIT Top 100 honours individual achievements and the combined passion which has supported the sector throughout 2020. 

The ENU alumni honoured are: 

A large crowd walking along the Royal Mile in EdinburghJasmiina Olifirenko, PhD Marketing Student at Edinburgh Napier, MSc International Marketing, 2017 

Jenna Donaldson, Corporate Account Manager at Qatar Airways, International Tourism and Airline Management, 2020  

Joanna Ziolkowska, Digital Production Manager at 80 DAYS, BA (Hons) Marketing & Spanish, 2011  

Katy Duncan, Sales & Marketing Manager at Radical Travel Group, BA (Hons) Marketing Management, 2002  

Kay Gillespie, Founder of The Chaotic Scot, BA (Hons) Tourism & Marketing Management, 2014 

Marianne Bailey, Development Agent & Project Co-Ordinator at South of Scotland Destination Alliance, Taught Masters Certificate of Credit, 2020  

Marianne MacKinnon, Deputy Director, Residential & Business Services at University of St Andrews, BA Hotel Services Management, 1997  

Thayanne Scardini, Technology Guide during COVID, BA Business Management with Human Resource Management, 2018  

Zakia Moulaoui, Founder of Invisible Cities, PG Diploma Publishing, 2012 


Destination Leaders Programme

A number of those on the Top 100 list have also completed the Destination Leaders Programme at Edinburgh Napier. 

They are: 

Pink and purple fireworks covering the whole skyAnna Morris, The Edinburgh Address 

Annabel Meikle, Keepers of the Quaich 

Carron Tobin, Argyll & the Isles Tourism Cooperative 

Debbie MacCallum, Fife Tourism 

Gaynor Sullivan, Dundee City Council Business Development 

Kat Brogan, Mercat Tours 

Katy Duncan, Radical Travel Group 

Marianne Bailey, South of Scotland Destination Alliance 

SallyAnn Tindall, Experience Glasgow 

Professor Jane Ali-Knight, Professor in Festival and Event Management at Edinburgh Napier and Vice-Chair of Women in Tourism, said: “Women in Tourism originated from a group project on the Destination Leaders Programme examining the career progression of women in the tourism industry. The WIT Top 100 gave us the tool to finally recognise the passionate and accomplished women we have in our industry. 

“It is the icing on the cake that so many of them have links to Edinburgh Napier.”

Congratulations to all the winners!

Click here to view the full Women in Tourism Top 100 2020 list.