Over the past two years, with her involvement on the Executive Team for the Women@Hyatt West DBRG, Ana has facilitated training topics such as ‘owning your seat at the table’ and ‘caregiving for others while caring for yourself’. She led the Women@Hyatt West Mentorship Matchup, bringing together 60 associates to create organic connections, and assisted in planning a Rejuvenate event to help members focus on mindful leadership and wellbeing. Most recently she co-coordinated a three day Women’s Leadership Development and Wellness Forum in San Diego with over 330 associates from all brands within the Hyatt portfolio, focusing on the power of storytelling, networking and personal as well as professional development. Externally, Ana has recently been asked to appear as a panellist for a Women’s Empowerment Series in Washington DC aimed to guide young women professionals, and she continues to mentor young professionals outside of Hyatt and the hospitality industry. She also participated in Grant Thornton’s annual Women in Business campaign this year, which is focused on creating a global conversation to drive change for women in senior leadership. With this goal in mind, Grant Thornton identified ‘Champions for action’ to provide input about this topic and what can be done to elevate women in leadership roles. Grant Thornton approached Hyatt with the opportunity for Ana to lend her voice to the campaign which was featured during International Women’s Day.