July 13, 2024

People Awards: Meet the DE&I Champion 2022

'We all have a place, so make your's count' is the great advice from our 2022 People Awards DE&I Champion, Carol Fergus

This is by far my favourite award of all because it is an unbiased recognition of people who have made their voice heard and made a difference in the travel industry and therefore has been thanked for their achievements. It’ a special and a worthy award.

Being the first person to win the DE&I award, means a lot to me, because everyone who knows me, knows that DE&I is very dear to my heart and a key focus in my life, so I felt proud and very special

The senior leaders that I report to, always ask what I am doing out there to gain the recognition, but they are impressed with my achievements and contribution to the travel industry

The award has had such a positive impact. Within Fidelity it has given me more credibility and confidence in my ability as a Global Travel Manager.  Externally, it has brought more visibility and a platform to have a voice and indulge in my passion DE&I

My advice to anyone thinking of entering an award is that if you have a story to tell that will make a difference, then share, do not be shy. Bring it on and be your best self. We all have a place, so make your’s count.

Enter now for the 2023 Business Travel People Awards. Nominations close on March 15.