As you have learned in my previous two posts, Women have made that glass ceiling near non- existent in the Cruise Industry, just as it should be. From the President of the largest and most recognizable cruise line in history to the leader of the most innovative ships ever designed, to the most massive cruise line expansion in history and being part of the Committee of 200, the women at the helm of the cruise industry are taking the sector to new limits.
You know about the women who have made it to the top of the industry but what other women are there running this industry while climbing their way through the corporate ladder?
Cindy D'Aoust, President & CEO, Cruise Lines International Association
Cindy oversees the global operations of the CLIA, their strategic partnerships and ensures a seamless experience for all members and the public. Cindy brings experience from the Meeting and events industry and brings leadership experience from American Express Business Travel which is one of the largest strategic meetings management company in the world.
Julia M. Brown, Chief Procurement Officer, Carnival Corporation, and PLC.
Julia oversees strategic sourcing and suppliers for Carnival Corp. Julia works with all of Carnival Corp's nine cruise lines to ensure seamless supplier relationship. She handles over 100 cruise ships worldwide!
Ann Sherry AO, CEO, Carnival Australia
Ann is responsible for leading the most iconic cruise line's expansion into Austraila and surrounding markets. Ann brings numerous years of experience from the Banking industry and from the public sector.
Tara Russell, President of Fathom and Global Impact Lead of Carnival Corporations and PLC.
Tara joined the ranks of executives in 2013 after generating the idea for Fathom cruise line, the first voluntourism cruise line. Since then Tara has not only lead the Fathom team through their first years but also is responsible for the addition of one cruise line to the largest cruise company in the world. Before Carnival Corp. Tara founded "Create Common Good" click the link to discover more about CCG.
Vicki Freed, SVP of Sales, Trade Support and Service, Royal Caribbean International.
Vicki is responsible for leading a 345 person sales force in addition to assisting the thousands of travel agents worldwide that sell Royal Caribbean International cruises. Vicki has a true passion for the cruise industry and continues to push to fill the world's largest cruise ships with passengers.
Dondra Ritzenthaler, SVP of Sales, Trade Support and Service, Celebrity Cruises.
Dondra joined the Celebrity Cruises Team in 2003 and has since climbed her way to the highest position in sales at the leading premium cruise brand. Dondra leads a team of over 600 incredibly talented sales representatives to fill the world's most beautiful ships. Dondra has recently taken on the responsibility to fill the newest additions to the Modern Luxury Fleet, the Edge class.