The Wisconsin Women in Lodging(WWIL) Chapter gives female hoteliers, and their allies, the opportunity to connect with industry leaders, gain career momentum and be inspired to continue contributing to the Wisconsin Lodging Industry. 

WWIL is a female based organization and a chapter of the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association & state affiliate of the AH&LA Women in Lodging. Our volunteer leadership team works with WH&LA staff to coordinate motivational and relevant events. 

About WWIL

Together with HSMAI-Wisconsin, WWIL will be awarding a scholarship of $1,000 to a deserving student pursuing a career in hospitality at the WWIL & HSMAI-WI Luncheon & Keynote on April 20, 2020, at The Edgewater in Madison. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Reside in Wisconsin 
  • Enrolled full-time at a WH&LA member college/university AND/OR employed at a WH&LA member hotel or lodging property. 

Scholarship Application


Complimentary WWIL membership is extended to: 

  • Anyone employed at a WH&LA member property or company 
  • Students & instructors at WH&LA member colleges and universities
  • Employees from WH&LA member chambers and cvbs
Benefits of membership
  • Invitations and member rates to WWIL events 
  • Inclusion in WWIL member communications 
  • Inclusion in WWIL members-only Facebook group 
  • Use of WWIL logo

To join for free, email Monica at with the following information: 

  • Name 
  • Title
  • Property/Company Name 
  • Email Address 
  • LinkedIn Name
  • Years in the industry


WWIL & HSMAI-WI Luncheon & Keynote - Balance is BS with Alicia Jacobson 
April 20, 2020 | The Edgewater, Madison
Learn how you can stop striving for balance and start living a life filled with passion and purpose. Discover why the constant pursuit of balance is making you miserable. It’s time to give yourself permission to live a life free from how you think you “should” be living and live the way you actually want to!
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Women in Leadership Luncheon & Panel Discussion - Secrets to Our Success
November 5, 2019 | Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
Panelist: Shawn Boldt, Kohler Company; Erin Levzow, Marcus Hotels; Brooke Turner, North Central Group; Peggy Williams Smith, Marcus Hotels. 

Women in Leadership: How to Remain Relevant and Stay Ahead of the Curve presentation by Dr. Lynea LaVoy
May 13, 2019 | Madison College   

Thoughtfully Fit®: Coach Yourself to More program by Darcy Luoma
November 6, 2018 | Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake 

Work Life Balance program by Kimberly Zahasky
May 3, 2018 | Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan

Women in Leadership Panel discussion facilitated by Amy Simchak; panelist Deb Archer, Connie Barbian, Linda Gulrajani, Lola Roeh
November 7, 2017 | Potawatomi Hotel, Milwaukee

Thinking and Acting Like a Leader program by Dr. Lalia Rach
May 25, 2017 | Best Western Premier Park Hotel, Madison

Fashion in the Workplace presentation by Lisa Barry
April 22, 2015 | The Edgewater Hotel, Madison

Being Patient While Getting Impatient keynote by Amy Simchak
November 3, 2015 | Osthoff Resort, Elkart Lake


For speaker inquiries, please contact Monica Goeke at