Heller College of Business advisory board chair Leslie Andrews

Leslie Andrews, a Roosevelt University graduate student in hospitality and tourism management, was selected as one of the Top 50 Women in Travel by the Global Business Travel Association. Andrews is the global travel category leader at JLL. She also serves as co-chair of the Heller College of Business advisory board.

WINiT By GBTA is a global network of over 3,000 women and men focused on driving positive change for the career mobility of women in travel-related industries. The Top 50 Women in Travel recognizes a distinguished group of professionals who are promoting the important mission of WINiT by GBTA while also serving as the best and brightest in their own careers. These outstanding women leaders were selected for their contributions to the travel industry.

“Never has the mission of WINiT by GBTA been more important than now, when women have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic especially hard,” said Dorothy Dowling, chair of the WINiT Strategic Advisory Board and senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “These women have been selected for this esteemed list not only for the determination and focus they’ve exhibited in elevating their own careers but for their dedication to reaching a hand out to help other women rise in the industry as well.”

Through its stewardship of WINiT and throughout all of the Association’s initiatives, GBTA is committed to being the industry voice advocating for diversity, equality and inclusion, and to raising the profile for all individuals from all walks of life, religion, race, age, gender, sexual orientation and disabilities, mental health and invisible illnesses.

Learn more about the hospitality and tourism management program.

About the Global Business Travel Association

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.

ABOUT THE Heller college of business

At the Walter E. Heller College of Business, Roosevelt offers business education with today's economy in mind. Our degrees keep a tight focus on practical application and success in today's global corporate environment that integrates an emphasis on personal and professional integrity, as well as the importance of social responsibility.At the Walter E. Heller College of Business, Roosevelt offers business education with today's economy in mind. Our degrees keep a tight focus on practical application and success in today's global corporate environment that integrates an emphasis on personal and professional integrity, as well as the importance of social responsibility.

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