Travelzoo - Event of the Year
Company: Travelzoo, New York, NY (but nationwide)
Company Description: Travelzoo® provides our 28 million members with deals and one-of-a-kind experiences reviewed by one of our deal experts around the globe. With more than 25 offices worldwide, we have our finger on the pulse of outstanding travel, entertainment, spa and restaurant experiences. For over 15 years we have worked in partnership with more than 2,000 top travel and lifestyle suppliers.
Nomination Category: Media Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Event of the Year
Nomination Title: Travelzoo Celebrates 80% Female Board With Exclusive Event & Panel Discussion Featuring Tina Brown
When and where did this event take place? June 19, 2017, Spring Place, New York City, NY
Briefly describe the nominated event including its purpose and results (up to 200 words):
In May 2017, Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO) became the only U.S. listed company to have 80% of its board of director seats held by women—the highest female-to-male ratio for any NASDAQ or NYSE-listed company. The landmark news announcement was commemorated with a New York-based luncheon event on June 19, 2017 featuring an all-female panel made up of the four Travelzoo female board members and was moderated by Tina Brown, C.B.E, founder and CEO of Women in the World Media and creator of the Women in the World Summit.
The panel event was attended by a diverse list of high-profile women from entrepreneurs to celebrities, each of them an equality champion and diversity pioneer in their own right. The event was also attended by a number of journalists resulting in articles in leading publications from USA Today, to Fortune, to Page 6 and Sky News with upwards of 500 million media impressions in the United States alone.
Underscoring the cultural diversity of the company’s board, the event provided insights into issues of gender diversity from China, through Europe and out to America’s male-heavy Silicon Valley
List the names and titles of the people who were involved in creating and staging the nominated event:
Cat Jordan - PR North America