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:
Jasmiina 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.
Anna 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.