At CN&CO we believe in the importance of doing what you love. We love what we do and we love working with people who love what they do. Our partner Lee-Ann Morgan is the customer growth marketing manager for Club Med Southern Africa and Bizcommunity recently did a feature on her for Women’s Month. They spoke to her about what it means to be a woman in tourism, the challenges she has faced, and how important it is to own who you are.
Lee-Ann has worked in the tourism industry for many years and her passion for her work shines through. We sit in meetings with her and her face lights up when she talks about her work. We have loved getting to know Lee-Ann over these past few months and this article gives you a taste of the person we have gotten to know and love.
In the article she shares what being a woman means to her, some challenges she has faced as a woman in the tourism industry, what she loves about working at Club Med, and so much more. She also shares a quote from Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, a book I was given as a gift by an incredible, inspiring aunt of mine. For those who do not know; Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and in her book she shares her experiences and thoughts on being a woman in the American workplace. In the book Sandberg shares great insights and lessons, like the quote Lee-Ann uses.
When asked about sharing any words of wisdom for women in the tourism industry Lee-Ann said something that is relevant to so many of us. She said:
“You can do anything you set your mind to. With determination, confidence, passion and the will to succeed, you can. It is not going to be easy, but it will be worth it – oh, so worth it. Wake up and go to sleep feeling happy every day. Do what you love, love what you do and it will be possible. On that, I give you my word.”
Part of the work we do for Club Med is blog content. Access the Club Med blog to read some of the blogs written by various members of our team, friends of CN&CO, and a few local celebrities. The blogs are great travel inspiration and they really bring home why our partner Club Med is the market leader in fantastic all-inclusive holidays.