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Please enjopy this presentation regarding the strategic plan for WIN. This presentation was presented to our members at the Spring ARDA Convention in 2009. Please send your questions and comments to WIN at

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    1. 1. WIN Women In The Industry March 31, 2009 Orlando World Center Marriott ARDA 2009 Annual Convention
    2. 2. <ul><li>… What is WIN? </li></ul><ul><li>WIN is a non-profit group formed to advocate, educate and connect women in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries. </li></ul>Welcome!
    3. 3. Why WIN, Why Join? <ul><li>Women in all industries face unique workforce issues in general, and specifically in the vacation ownership industry. As a result, study after study on this issue has come to the same conclusion – when women support, share, and foster other women, obstacles are reduced and women become more engaged and have greater success achieving their goals. </li></ul><ul><li>We believe the formation of a group within the timeshare industry, specifically dedicated to the development, connection, and education of women and those that support the women was long overdue. As a result, WIN was created. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Mission / Vision Statement <ul><li>WIN’s mission is to advocate, educate and connect women in our industry by fostering personal and professional growth through networking, education, research and philanthropy. </li></ul><ul><li>WIN is envisioned as a dynamic, diverse, non-partisan international organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To connect and mentor women in the hospitality and vacation ownership industry through philanthropic, business, education and social events. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate research in the vacation industry as it pertains to women. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide networking and business training through social and educational events. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize and implementing community and philanthropic activities. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. The WIN Board of Directors <ul><li>Cathy Backus: Co-President and Philanthropy Co-Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Lani Kane-Hanan: Co-President and Education Co-Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Georgi Bohrod: VP of Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Melanie Gring: VP of Education and Research </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa Jackson: Secretary and Philanthropy Co-Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Eliana Jones: VP of International Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Knight: VP of Membership / Marketing. </li></ul><ul><li>A special thanks to our WIN Accountant and Treasurer, </li></ul><ul><li>Vicki DiFabio. </li></ul>
    6. 6. The WIN Advisory Board <ul><li>Jeanne Fitzmaurice – President and Founder of Gal to Gal Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Robert A. Kobek – President of Mobius Vendor Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Deb Linden – CEO of Island One Resorts </li></ul><ul><li>JoAnn Lockard – President of Chicago Title </li></ul><ul><li>Tracy L. Sherles – President of Shell Vacations, LLC </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy J. Stone – Vice Chairman & President of ILX Resorts, Inc. </li></ul>The Advisory Board plays a key role in achieving our goals.
    7. 7. Our Corporate Members A Special Thanks…
    8. 8. Our Event Sponsor A special thanks to tonight’s sponsor: And our newest Corporate Sponsor.
    9. 9. First Accomplishments <ul><li>Incorporation of WIN as an organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of a WIN Board of Directors. </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of an Advisory Board. </li></ul><ul><li>Joined forces with other grass root organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of a formal and informal networking circle. </li></ul><ul><li>Branding of WIN and development of marketing and communications materials. </li></ul>
    10. 10. First Accomplishments <ul><li>Incorporation of educational events into the 2009 ARDA programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Three networking events for our membership base. </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of a research relationship with Lynn University. </li></ul><ul><li>Survey of membership and incorporation of priorities. </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a 2009 Strategic Plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of a philanthropic relationship with Girls, Inc. and Gal to Gal Foundation. </li></ul>
    11. 11. First Accomplishments <ul><li>Creation of our website! </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to visit: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    12. 12. Website Update <ul><li>New Features </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Payment via Pay Pal and online registration. </li></ul><ul><li>Secure login for Members. </li></ul><ul><li>Career page - ability to post resumes/jobs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Members can post resumes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone can post a job.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coming Soon </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits page - for Members Only.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry discounts for our Members.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Newsletters. </li></ul><ul><li>Information on Committee activities and regional meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Blogs/Photo pages/Community Portal. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising.  </li></ul>
    13. 13. Education Update <ul><li>Our first series is Thursday, April 2 nd , and is a half day program offering. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakfast of Champions with speaker Janet Evans. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Programming: How the Face of the Workplace Has Changed. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This special program will provide special insights from top female executives on their path in our industry. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Research and Planning Update <ul><li>Research Initiative : WIN has joined forces with Lynn University as an education partner. Their latest efforts include an industry survey conducted by the College of Hospitality Management of Lynn University. Results will be published on the WIN website. </li></ul><ul><li>WIN Strategic Plan : We have finalized the WIN strategic plan adopted for 2009. Industry publications and research were utilized for the creation and writing of the plan, which reflects the goals and objectives for the WIN organization. Look for this publication coming soon on our website. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Communications Update <ul><li>Two Goals : </li></ul><ul><li>Informative and membership development. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication with members. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Semi-monthly press releases. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly ad in Resort Trades. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feature articles in Vacation Ownership World and Resort Trades . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn Group formed. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Increase SEO. </li></ul><ul><li>Feature article on philanthropy. </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign of ad. </li></ul><ul><li>Press releases. </li></ul><ul><li>Face Book. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Philanthropy Update <ul><li>WIN’s commitment will be to support exceptional organizations that promote self-awareness, self-confidence and the pursuit of excellence in girls and women.  </li></ul><ul><li>Charities of Choice: </li></ul><ul><li>Girls Incorporated – </li></ul><ul><li>Gal to Gal -     </li></ul><ul><li>While WIN works to support its choices at a national and local level, WIN encourages all its members to get involved in any way possible through his/her own community.  </li></ul>
    17. 17. Membership Update <ul><li>We currently have a growing membership base. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are interested in becoming a WIN member, please come see one of us. </li></ul><ul><li>And remember, if you joined WIN in 2008, your membership is paid through January 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Our gift to you! </li></ul>
    18. 18. Next Steps <ul><li>We need you! </li></ul><ul><li>To Join WIN . </li></ul><ul><li>To form local chapters. </li></ul><ul><li>To join education/research committees. </li></ul><ul><li>To network. </li></ul><ul><li>To post positions and share ideas… </li></ul><ul><li>To Be WINners </li></ul>Thank you all for coming. Women In The Industry