Women in Travel Thrive is an initiative founded by a group of women in the travel industry to help reduce the impact that COVID-19 has on women’s career progression. Our primary goal is to make connections and open doors for women across the hospitality industry through unique and engaging network events. The inaugural Day of Impact took place in January 2021.  On this day, more than 500 women across the travel and tourism industry participated in mentor/mentee sessions to learn from one another and create lasting connections that thrive. Our next Day of Impact event will take place in June of 2021.

WINiT by GBTA recently named industry leaders who are driving positive change for women in business travel, including THRIVE founder, Silvia Camarota and THRIVE Executive Sponsor, Melissa Maher.  Learn More.

meet the Team

Abigail estevez

Senior Luxury Sales Manager

Conrad New York Midtown

Ali Thompson

Director, Market Management

Expedia Group

annie holcombe

Revenue Strategist

Lexicon Travel

Angela lasky

Senior Market Manager

Priceline Agoda

heidi bodalia

Area Manager,  Orlando

Expedia Group

melissa navarro

Area Manager, Southeast Coast

Expedia Group

mercedes blanco

Vice President, Sales, Americas


shannyn jones

Area Manager, North Florida

Expedia Group

silvia camarota

Sr. Director, Market Management

Expedia Group

caitlan etchevers

Senior Manager, Tourism Sales

Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

Christine chang

Regional Director of Sales


Stella quintero

Instructor, Hospitality & Tourism

Florida Atlantic University

kate lochridge

Senior Manager, Resorts Marketing

Universal Orlando Resorts

jesica robbins

Area Manager, West Coast

Expedia Group

isabelle claver lunt



Sarah fritz

Government Affairs Coordinator

Expedia Group


Conference Director

Hunter Hotel Advisors

Nicole allen

Director, Product Integration

Expedia Group

Claudia infante

Vice President, Revenue Strategy


tara lobo

Manager, Hospitality & Leisure


megan paquin

Vice President

Poston Communications

kim floyd

Staff Program Manager

Expedia Group