Women in Leadership at Lola.com Weigh in at Phocuswright Conference
Lola.com’s Rachel Neasham and Krista Pappas Help to Advance Women in Leadership at Phocuswright Conference – November 13-15, 2018 – Los Angeles
BOSTON – Nov. 8, 2018 – Rachel Neasham, Director of Product at Lola.com, Agile Travel Management™, is presenting at the Phocuswright Conference, taking place on Tuesday, November 13 – Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles. Krista Pappas, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Lola.com is a LeadHer mentor for the Women's Leadership Initiative at the event.
For 25 years, the travel industry has assembled the largest gathering of the most influential leaders, executives, investors and startups from around the world at Phocuswright Conferences.
Rachel Neasham, Director of Product at Lola.com
Krista Pappas, SVP Business Development at Lola.com
WHAT & WHEN: Lola.com’s Rachel Neasham Presenting at Phocuswright Conference on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 12:55 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. PST
Lola.com’s Krista Pappas Hosting a Table as LeadHer Mentor at Women's Leadership Initiative on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. PST
WHERE: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Neasham is presenting on how Lola.com provides companies the visibility and control they want, while giving travelers the amazing experience they need. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human geography from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2009 where she also was captain of the women’s army lacrosse team. After five years in the Army, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, she joined Lola.com as a startup in 2015. She was drawn to the challenges of a startup and wanted to be part of a team that inspired her to be her best while assisting in the creation of a product and company that aimed to improve people’s lives. She is a co-lead volunteer for the Boston Chapter of Women in Product. Follow her on Twitter @rneasham.
As a LeadHer Mentor, Pappas is sharing what Lola.com is doing to connect and encourage female advancement into leadership at Lola.com and throughout the industry. The Phocuswright Women's Leadership Initiative session explores research from a World Economic Forum study and results of a survey of Phocuswright stakeholders and includes a panel discussion around the attributes and skills in demand for travel technology companies and what is being done to grow female leadership.
Pappas is an Internet and travel industry growth expert who is a highly regarded futurist with deep knowledge of travel technologies, distribution, media and the ability to identify the development of trends years before they become global. She was the first professional analyst to cover Internet travel in 1996 and a key player in the launch of online travel services in the mid 90's. Pappas was the Global Director and Head of Travel at Microsoft and led all commercial development efforts in the Online Services Division including, Farecast, Search and MSN Travel. She joined Microsoft in April 2008 with the acquisition of Farecast where she led Farecast Business Development. She was an investor in hotel search engine Room 77 and Checkmate.io, now TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform. Follow her on Twitter @pappas.
For more information about the Phocuswright Conference, visit: https://www.phocuswrightconference.com/
Agile Travel Management is a quick, dynamic and flexible way to create a policy that enables employees to do what’s right for the business. Happy employee travel experiences within a policy can be set up in five minutes. To learn more about Lola.com, visit LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/lolatravel/ or follow @LolaTravel on Twitter.
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