’s Krista Pappas Selected as LeadHer Mentor for Phocuswright Conference’s Krista Pappas Selected as LeadHer Mentor for Phocuswright Conference

Krista Pappas shares how is encouraging female advancement at Women's Leadership Initiative Breakfast – Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Hollywood, FL

 BOSTON – Nov. 18, 2019 Krista Pappas, SVP of Business Development at, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to book, manage, report, and save on business travel, has been selected as a 2019 Women’s Leadership Mentor for the Women's Leadership Initiative, taking place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Phocuswright Conference in Hollywood, FL. The event provides a platform for Phocuswright LeadHER Mentors, women who have implemented women's leadership initiatives at their companies, to share and inspire others in the industry.

WHAT:’s Krista Pappas Selected as LeadHer Mentor for Phocuswright Conference

WHEN: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. EST

WHERE: The Diplomat Beach Resort, 3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida

The Women's Leadership Initiative session is delving into the ecosystem of travel technology, innovation, and distribution leadership to identify the skills and attributes most needed in the space. The session includes a review of Phocuswright's Gender Equity in Travel Study 2019 results, data, and insights. This is an essential session for men and women to explore what technology companies need to thrive in the future.

LeadHERs are sharing what they are doing to connect and encourage female advancement into leadership in their own companies and throughout the industry. The session includes a workshop format to discuss how innovation, creative thinking, and strong leadership can ensure that we are positioned to grow into the future with our best and brightest at the helm. For more information on the session, visit:

Pappas is a highly regarded futurist with deep knowledge of travel technologies and the ability to identify development of trends years before they become global. She was recently named to the WINiT Top 40 Women in Travel by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and she continues to provide guidance on how the travel industry can achieve gender parity, having outlined three steps to do so in PhocusWire

At, Pappas advises the executive and senior leadership teams in setting the company’s strategic direction with a particular focus on driving growth through partnerships and distribution. She has extensive experience working with boards and CEOs to set strategy, implement business plans, and direct growth. Her background also includes operational roles, including executive positions at media, travel, and tech companies such as Microsoft, The New York Times, and as well board positions at various private companies in the digital space.

Taking place on Tuesday, November 19-21, 2019, the Phocuswright Conference is where the travel industry's most influential leaders from around the world have been gathering for more than 25 years. For more information on the conference, visit:

About makes Agile Travel Management real by providing a super simple way to manage, book and report on business travel, saving employers and travelers time and money. Happy employee travel experiences within a policy can be set up in five minutes. uses machine learning and 24/7 support to help travelers easily book trips, while empowering managers to create policies, view budgets and expenditures, and monitor their globetrotting team efficiently. Based in Boston, the company was founded in 2015 by Paul English, co-founder of the travel booking site KAYAK, and is led by CEO Mike Volpe, previously CMO at HubSpot. For more information, visit and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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