Women in Hospitality (WOHO) has announced they are expanding into Queensland, the first interstate move for the NSW based organisation.
Founded by Julia Campbell in 2016 to champion women in the industry, the organisation aims to inspire, recruit and retain females in all areas of hospitality, from back and front of house to beverage and administration roles.
WOHO has chosen to expand this mission to Queensland, as it identified a need to create a centralised community for female professionals in the state, stemming from a growing pool of venues and the high calibre of the local industry.
Campbell said: “We receive a huge amount of support participating in Noosa Food and Wine each year so it was very fitting that Queensland will be the first WOHO chapter outside of NSW on the journey to growing nationally.”
“We have such an incredible and supportive community in NSW and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate and support the amazing female talent in QLD.”
The expansion will be marked with a launch event at Brisbane’s Baedeker, where guests will be introduced to the Queensland committee over food and wine.
These committee members are:
- Bekk Millwood, Director at BM&Co Hospitality
- Ceri Kidby-Salom, Bar Manager at ARC Dining
- Ammie Watts, General Manager at Wine & Dine’m Catering
- Donna Di Santo, Managing Director at RMS Group
- De-Arne Wicks, Owner at Billykart
- Naomi Herzog, Business Development Manager at IQ Construct
- Fiona Franklin from Restaurant & Catering
This pioneering group joins a range of influential females from the industry on the WOHO board, who are brought together by the mutual aim to help women enjoy a successful and rewarding career in hospitality.
WOHO membership is free and gives access to a portal to explore ideas, share information and get access to education and mentoring initiatives.
Find more information about the Queensland launch and how you can be involved in our events listing here.