The mission of the Women's Hospitality Leadership Forum (WHLF) is to join industry leaders, employees, and students to promote leadership excellence among women in all segments of the hospitality industry.

Conference Goals

The Women's Hospitality Leadership Forum was an idea that came to fruition through the initiative of the UCF National Society of Minorites in Hospitality (NSMH) and the support of UCF's Rosen College of Hospitality Management, with our first conference held in 2015. Our theme this year is "New Era of Inclusion: Performance Driven," as we seek to advance and support women in the lodging, food and beverage, tourism, theme park, and event management sectors. This unique forum will offer inspiring keynote speakers, panels, and networking opportunities.

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UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management
9907 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

About the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, located in Orlando, provides students with an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the heart of hospitality. Ranked in the top five hospitality management programs worldwide, Rosen College has been a leader for over 30 years. Uniquely positioned in America's top tourism destination, we educate the next generation of industry leaders through internationally recognized faculty, innovative academic programs, cutting-edge research and strong industry and community partnerships. To learn more about the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, visit hospitality.ucf.edu.

NSMH Mission

Since 2002, the University of Central Florida (UCF) Chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality" (NSMH) has worked diligently to serve the UCF community to embrace diversity in the hospitality industry. NSMH is a student-run organization which carries chapters all over the nation. Our mission is to aid in the advancement of minorities in the hospitality industry and we are proud to present the 3rd Women's Hospitality Leadership Forum, an event that fulfills our goal of building professionalism among minority students.