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BLLA’s Executive Women’s Conference Set for Jan. 27

LOS ANGELES—Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA), for the third consecutive year, will join forces with the Travel Industry Executive Women’s Network (TIEWN) for its annual Executive Women’s Conference. It will take place Jan. 27 at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel here.

According to BLLA, the conference aims to support the goals of the organization, and to further goals and objectives of women in tourism and hospitality.

Over the course of the day, top female industry leaders will share key techniques on leveraging leadership skills toward success. Executive panelists, including BLLA founder and CEO Frances Kiradjian; International Connector founder Marti Grimminck; J Public Relations Partner Sarah Evans; and Paula Froelich, Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Travel will lead a series of seven discussions to share knowledge, experience and education for women in the travel and hospitality spheres.

Additionally, Edie Rodriguez, CEO of Crystal Cruises, will be interviewed onstage by Cindy D’Aoust, acting CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and provide insights on becoming the top female executive at the world’s leading luxury cruise line.

“We are committed to creating a forum to encourage discussion of issues pertaining to women in tourism & hospitality,” said Kiradjian. “Our annual Executive Women’s Conference continues to highlight and project the success of leading industry females of today and tomorrow.”

Accompanying the panel discussions, attendees will also have the chance to participate in networking sessions, a working luncheon and closing cocktail reception.