The Castell Award
Nominations for the Castell Award are now closed.
We look forward to announcing the award honoree, a woman making a difference in the hotel investment arena, at
The Lodging Conference, September 23 – 26, 2019.
Castell Project provides organizations in the hospitality industry tools and support to accelerate development of their high-potential women, the greatest source of future industry leaders.
Currently 1-in-9 Presidents and 1-in-20 CEOs in the hospitality industry are women.*
Castell Project’s goal is to ensure that women move to 1-in-3 executive positions of power and influence in the industry.
The Castell Project Launches $1 Million “Ladder Up” Capital Campaign
On March 21, 2019, Castell Project launched its first ever capital campaign, “Ladder Up.” With a goal to raise $1 million dollars, Hilton has signed on as the lead sponsor with a $100,000 donation.
“We are proud to be recognized by Great Places to Work® as the #1 Best Place to Work in the U.S. and Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2018,” said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, All Suites brands, Hilton. We are committed to supporting, promoting and increasing diversity in the hospitality industry and excited to continue the work we’re doing through our partnership with the Castell Project.”
With these funds, Castell would scale its successful leadership program to reach more levels, and develop additional strategic initiatives and research to drive gender diversity in leadership. With scale, the industry will realize Castell’s mission of a women in at one of three leadership positions, to the benefit of all:
The reputation of the hospitality industry as an innovative and fair place to work will attract talented, forward-thinking women and men.
Companies in the industry will benefit financially. Research shows profit margins and loyalty are higher for companies with more diverse leadership.
Women will be inspired by the opportunity they see demonstrated as women are promoted into leadership roles. Knowing that both business and personal goals are possible will enhance performance and loyalty.
For every man and woman that cares about a woman and her career potential, whether as a spouse, a parent, a friend or boss, Ladder Up is about making opportunity for women fair and real.
Make a pledge to “Ladder Up” and support women for success.
Sponsors & Advocates
Castell Project, Inc. thanks the sponsors who provided seed money to make this organization possible