Check out BTN's pick of smart buyers, influential entrepreneurs and senior supply-side executives who are pushing the industry to the next level. They talked to BTN about how they climbed to the top of their professions and what excites them in their work today.

2018 Women You Should Know

Cheryl Benjamin
Cheryl Benjamin

Benjamin went to school for accounting, on the insistence of her father, but then a friend said, “Hey, take this travel class with me.”  A founding member and former chair of the Corporate Travel Department Association, she’s been in the business for 30 years, the past 16 of them at Dart.... KEEP READING

Monica Dickenson
Monica Dickenson

Dickenson brought strategic meetings management to both legacy Baxalta and Shire pharmaceutical companies. She’s climbed through the ranks of meetings roles from operational to strategic, making her the kind of leader that arms her team with the confidence to excel.... KEEP READING

Gail Grimmett
Gail Grimmett

Grimmett began her career as a senior regulatory economist with the U.S. Department of Labor. For almost 20 years, she worked in leadership roles for Delta. Grimmett stepped in to head Travel Leaders Luxury Brands two years ago and will move on in May.... KEEP READING

Sandra McLeod
Sandra McLeod

Almost a decade into her career as a travel agent in the U.K., McLeod shifted into travel technology. She hasn’t looked back. In January 2016, after working at Travelport for more than 25 years, McLeod moved to Melbourne to oversee Travelport Locomote, first as CEO of the stand-alone company and now as advisor and global VP.... KEEP READING

Samantha Simms
Samantha Simms

Simms’ company, launched in October, simplifies privacy and data protection issues for multinational organizations. “We like our preferences to be recorded, but we do not want to feel as though we are being monitored,” she said. "There is a very thin line between helpful and creepy. I advise businesses on how to stay on the helpful side of the line."... KEEP READING

Cara Whitehill
Cara Whitehill

Whitehill has reservations about lists highlighting women—”You never see a 2018 Men to Watch article”—but she realizes women are underrepresented, especially in travel technology, and so she answered questions from BTN.... KEEP READING