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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Spotlight – July 2024

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council – July 2024 Did you know that July is Disability Pride Month? July marks Disability Pride Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the diversity, achievements, and contributions of individuals with disabilities. This month holds profound significance as it raises awareness about the challenges faced by people with disabilities while […]

Creating a Meaningful Talent Pipeline: Engagement through Universities

By: Amy Franks, Workplace Experience Lead, JLL The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management (SHFM) Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the next generation of leaders through student outreach programs, university partnerships and military connections. The Foundation is committed to the continued growth of our vital industry, which drives productivity and morale for millions […]

Member Spotlight – Sara Abbas

Sara Abbas Good Eating Company What advice would you share with a young professional considering the industry? Be genuine. The teams you build, and the client relationships you cultivate will succeed when they know they are standing in front of a person who is transparent and has their best interest at heart. Our business is […]

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Spotlight – June 2024

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council – June 2024 June Pride Month 2024  June is PRIDE month, a special time dedicated to honoring the LGBTQ+ community and celebrating love, diversity and inclusion. PRIDE stands for Personal Rights in Defense and Education, highlighting the importance of embracing LGBTQ+ identities, defending equal rights and learning about LGBTQ+ […]

We Care The Beginning

Part 1, The Beginning How can I help?  That’s the question we get more often than any other.  So many people would like to support a deployed military service member with a box of goodies from home, but they just don’t know how. That’s where SHFM and the SHFM Foundation come in.  We’ve had a […]

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Spotlight – May 2024

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council – May 2024 As we step into May, we embark on a journey of compassion, understanding, and support for Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a time for us to prioritize our mental well-being and extend a hand of support to those around us. To honor Mental Health Awareness […]

Young Professional Summit Panel of Rising Stars Spotlight

Rising Star Spotlight Join SHFM Rising Stars at the Young Professional Summit for an engaging discussion on the importance of taking risks, embracing failures, and learning valuable lessons for future success. Through real-life examples, explore how calculated risks can drive innovation and growth. Our moderator, Lauren Beckwith, posed the question to our Young Professionals before […]

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Spotlight – April 2024

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council – April 2024 April is Autism Awareness Month – it is an opportunity to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder (ASD), acknowledge the challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families, celebrate the unique talents and perspectives of individuals on the spectrum, and advocate for acceptance, kindness, and […]

Rising Star Spotlight – Katie Young

Katie Young Director of Workplace Services JLL You found the hospitality industry as your passion in college, what would you say to our student members about pursuing a career in this industry? A career in hospitality is not just about doing a job – it’s about having a passion for making a difference in people’s […]
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