Kat Friedman and Sam Heyer, Co-Founders, Habitats by Kat, A DotCom Magazine Interview
About Kat Friedman and Sam Heyer and Habitats by Kat:
A customer-focused business that offers real estate services at Halstead as well as group meetings, hotel sourcing and leisure travel support. I am your official hotel and real estate agent, combining both services to offer you the best value. I am in the business of building relationships and providing the highest level of service.
Sam Heyer is a licensed Real Estate broker associate with MODUS Real Estate. She focuses on first time homebuyers, relocation and investment properties, to empower each client to find financial freedom through real estate. Sam provides a high-level of market knowledge, new development expertise and a dedicated support team to all of her clients.
Who We Are
Women Leading Travel & Hospitality is a membership-based association that connects executive women across all sectors of the travel and hospitality industry. Its mission is to unite, inspire and empower its community of executive women leaders by providing unparalleled resources, support and motivation to achieve personal and professional growth.
Women Leading Travel & Hospitality is the sister community of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC). WIRLC came about after co-founders Jennifer DiPasquale and Melissa Campanelli discovered that while there were many women working in retail, that wasn’t reflected in the number of women in C-suite positions. Therefore, in 2014, they launched an exclusive community of women executives at leading retailers and brands. Jennifer and Melissa are the ultimate champions for fellow woman executives and abide by the belief that women investing in other women is good business.
Why We Are Here, Right Now
The travel and hospitality industry saw a devastating downturn in 2020. We may not know the challenges that lie ahead, but we do know a trusted community of like-minded women is needed now more than ever. We’re certain there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and we want to help the entire way through and beyond. Women Leading Travel & Hospitality is here to guide you through it both personally and professionally with a community and network that’s stronger than ever.
Where We Are Going
Our team will provide this community resources focused on both executive professional development and business strategy, launch both virtual and in-person events, and expand our core membership base. In the coming years, Women Leading Travel & Hospitality’s plan is to grow, with the guidance of our expert advisory board. Our community’s immediate needs will always be at the forefront, and we’re excited for our evolution as we embark on this journey. We promise, we’re just getting started.