Shattering the Glass Ceiling in the Travel Industry

Posted on: May 22, 2019

Women-owned business motivates its lady bosses to power through adversity

Cruise Planners understands that women are equally as capable as men when it comes to key qualities in business and leadership. Over the years, our home-based business model has evolved, but if there’s one thing Cruise Planners has always stayed true to, it’s empowering our franchisees – many of whom are women-owned small businesses.

Committed to diversity and helping women to develop as businesspeople, Cruise Planners provides an environment where women can grow both personally and professionally, and even our senior leadership and Home Office Team is made up of a majority of women. We have also received some pats on the back for placing women in the spotlight and helping them fill influential leadership roles:

  • Consistently ranked a Top Women-Owned Business – South Florida Business Journal
  • EY Entrepreneur of The Year® 2016 Award for Hospitality and Leisure in Florida – awarded to Michelle Fee, CEO and Founder
  • Top Franchise for Women – Franchise Business Review
  • Stevie Award for Management Team of the Year – awarded to the Cruise Planners Home Office Team

In business, where women are still woefully underrepresented, Cruise Planners has taken a strong stand against gender inequality. Our passion for closing the gender gap has propelled women far beyond the glass ceiling to help our franchisees soar and live out their travel dreams.