WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SHaD.
From the Creator—
The idea to create a pitch competition for women was inspired by my own journey to hotel ownership. When I entered the space, I found that the overwhelming majority of owners and developers are men and that access to information and mentorship was not readily available in the way in which I needed to achieve my aspirations. It was challenging to create the connections and access the networks, which is one of the key barriers preventing women from advancing in the field. Furthermore, as I meet aspiring hotel owners, they express the same eagerness to gain the knowledge and experience needed.
Therefore in 2018, consistent with the mission of my company, TLTsolutions, we decided to become a leader in increasing the number of women and Black hotel owners by creating opportunities to make hotel ownership more attainable. Our initial focus is to create new pathways to hotel ownership and development for women and in 2019, we launched the She Has a Deal Hotel Pitch Competition. We inspire and connect women by facilitating education and experiences that will help them achieve their ambitions.
In 2020 to further our mission, we are building the SHaD Education Series open to all interested persons.
Awards Luncheon The Keynote Speaker (TBA)
The Awards Luncheon will feature a special guest and motivational speaker who will be announced shortly. Luncheon attendees will be inspired, motivated and entertained as Tracy Prigmore, Creator of SHaD, sits down for a one on one chat with an illustrious woman hotel owner and developer. The special guest will share her journey to success and deliver motivational advice to future hoteliers and industry leaders.
Tickets for the Awards Luncheon are available to the public.
HVMG, EVP & Chief Development Officer
Amara Capital, Managing Partner
President, Fairbrook Hotels
AAHOA Board of Directors, Treasurer
President, Mentor Holdings & Investments, Inc.
Founder, The Greatest Investment Girls
Board of Directors
Apple Hospitality REIT
Vice President, Luxury, Lifestyle and Corporate Development
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Kate B. Henriksen
Co-Chief Investment Officer,
RLJ Lodging Trust
Vice President, Full Service Hotel Development