Our Vision

Be the global voice for Indian Women in Hospitality

Our Mission

Amplify the IWH platform for Indian women working in the hospitality industry globally to reach their fullest potential by sharing knowledge and mentoring future leaders.

Collaborate to strengthen women’s roles in all spheres of their lives - personal, professional and the community through self-reliance, dignity and equality.

Support social causes for women to play pivotal roles as changemakers and path breakers.


PhD, MTM, B.Sc. H&HA, HMCT (IHM Mumbai), BA Sociology, CHE (AHLA), Dip. T&D (ISTD), HK Management (AHLA), COPC (British Institute of Cleaning Science), Certified NLP, Emotional Intelligence Counsellor, Strategic Leadership, Innovation and Change Management (Cornell University, USA)

Dr. Laxmi Todiwan is an alumna of IHM Mumbai 1997 batch, a Hospitality professional, an educationist, counsellor, corporate trainer, coach, show host and a blogger. She started her career with the Taj group of hotels. Learning and Development is close to her heart and she associates herself with Skill training projects of the government, has worked with Tourism Development Boards of state governments. She has worked on projects by Morgan ChaseTourism and Hospitality Skill Council, Godrej, SBI, CII, American Hotels and Lodging Educational Institute and the Indian Navy, to name a few. She has hosted many functions of repute as a Master of Ceremonies and has done a series of educational programs for a TV channel. She writes for hospitality journals, international websites and also for columns in the local newspapers. She expresses her thoughts in her blog and website.

She has founded the Indian Women in Hospitality (IWH) which was created on February 07, 2018, as a support group for the Indian Women working in the Hospitality industry. It is a platform that is used for ideating, knowledge & experience sharing, collaborating and mentoring! The mantra being: Inspire. Enrich. Empower!

She feels that her generation has been fortunate to know the legends, the women who toiled to make things as they are today and also the young achievers. She is using this platform to connect the two! This is purely a social enterprise and she does not promote any commercial activities through the use of this group. Every day she works towards making this support group more evolved, beneficial and engaging for the Indian women working in the hospitality industry, around the globe.

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