WiTR reaches out to industry women with survey to determine future role

Women in Travel Retail (WiTR) – the industry’s women’s forum for those working exclusively in travel retail – is reaching out to members and non-members via a short survey to determine how it can better serve its community. “It’s a troubled world we are living in and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the duty-free and travel retail industry has been seismic and will continue to be felt for some time. Many have been furloughed – or the equivalent – and others have sadly lost their jobs,” says WiTR Chair Sarah Branquinho. “Women in Travel Retail is reaching out to all women in order to shape WiTR for the future. We are seeking your help through completing a survey to help us to recalibrate to the new environment we find ourselves in, to deliver a real sense of community and to help foster a strong supportive group for those working in the duty-free and travel retail industry,” she explains. This survey –consisting of 10 questions – will be emailed to all existing WiTR database contacts and can also be accessed via the link below. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZYFQP2C Through the survey WiTR hopes to gain insights on what women working in the industry (at ALL levels) expect from the forum, to gauge views on events – physical and virtual – and to encourage fresh thinking and ideas into the organisation. “There is so much talent within our industry, from the experience and knowledge of women who have been working in the industry for decades to the high levels of technical and digital expertise that many younger women are bringing into the business,” continues WiTR vice-chair Gerry Munday. “Together the women of travel retail are an incredibly powerful force. Over the years, that force has raised huge amounts of money for various worthy causes, changing the lives of children and adults across the globe. “But fund-raising is just one element of WiTR and, in these particularly difficult times, we want to be there for the women of travel retail in the best way we possibly can. We hope this survey will help us to achieve that by broadening the remit of WiTR. We do hope that as many of you as possible will take part.” WiTR is asking for the survey to be completed by 28 February 2021.

February 17, 2021

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