RCH IDEA was created to work in tandem with our parent company’s diversity initiative, TTC (The Travel Corporation) IDEA. IDEA is far more than just a buzzword, it is an ongoing project led by our Co-Chairs: Scott Clinton, David Gordon and Trevor Baker-O’Haire. Our eight existing identity circles – including Women, Pride, Culture, Age, and Neurodiverse – meet monthly, both separately and together, to discuss challenges in the workplace and bring forward actionable change.
Our first IDEA Festival took place between 20th - 24th September 2021. The IDEA Festival week acted as a celebration of diversity, including panel discussions, guest speakers and inspirational talks hosted by members of the IDEA committee. This week aimed to grow the IDEA inclusivity circles and get more employees involved in this initiative, in turn providing more support and improved networking opportunities for members of diverse groups, and a greater overall understanding of the challenges faced by diverse employees in addition to the barriers that they have already overcome.
In celebration of International Women's Day, we spoke to the women of Xigera Safari Lodge about their passions, purposes, and what brings them happiness.
For International Women's Day, we also spoke to Victoria Tollman, our Executive Vice President, on the inspirational women in her life and what inspires her every day.