About W.I.T.H.

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Our Mission:

W.I.T.H. supports, empowers and strengthens diversity and inclusion for women in the hospitality industry and provides education, leadership strategies, mentorship and networking opportunities in a forward-thinking environment.


The Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network’s (MCCSN) Women in Tourism and Hospitality (W.I.T.H.) Awards Luncheon is held during women’s history month in March.  

The focus of the W.I.T.H. program is women in the workplace at all stages of their careers and the changing landscape of Tourism and Hospitality. MCCSN is the premier organization recognizing the contributions of women professionals in the San Diego metro-area.  The W.I.T.H. Awards, produced in partnership with industry sponsors and donors continues our tradition of honoring well known, respected and influential women at the pinnacle of their careers.

“We recognize and give visibility to the extraordinary talent and service of female executives who are leading the way and making significant contributions to tourism, while empowering tomorrow’s leaders. Guests at the luncheon, including tourism executives, industry insiders, renowned guests and students, have coined the term “W.I.T.H. IT!” to express their delight in the concept of the award and the sisterhood embodied within it, as well as the event itself”, says Clara Carter, W.I.T.H. founder and event producer.



Traditionally every March San Diego County honors women during Women History month with events that highlight how women have helped improve the lives of business professionals and impacted the economy, the atmosphere and the lifestyle that is San Diego.  MCCSN supports and participates in many of these events and is pleased to culminate San Diego’s celebration by presenting the W.I.T.H. Awards recognizing and honoring six phenomenal women who are Leading the Way in Tourism and Hospitality.

During the luncheon our six honoree executives will share their success journey in a moderated panel discussion focused on challenges and triumphs relating to women in the workplace at all stages of their careers.

The event will also include a silent auction to raise funds for our future leaders. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit MCCSN’s community charitable partner, Mt. Miguel High School Matador Business Academy. This four-year program and career technical education pathway supports college and career ready students in the underserved communities of Spring Valley and Lemon Grove, CA.

MCCSN is grateful for the support of our sponsors who help make this event possible.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Clara Carter at with@mccsn.com