Enterprising Hospitality
Date PublishedSep 27, 2019

About Podcast:

M3 Minutes is a show centered around M3 and what’s going on in the hospitality industry. Just like our company this podcast is made by hoteliers for hoteliers. Each episode we bring in experts to talk about industry specific topics you want to know about. Check in with us this season to hear stories and advice that span various areas and generations of our industry.

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For this episode of M3 Minutes we talked to the Executive VP of Human Resources at M3, Julie Farschman about women in the hospitality industry.

About Julie Farschman:

Julie has been with M3 since 2011 and currently is the Executive VP of Human Resources. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Music Education and did her graduate work at Southern Illinois University and Kennesaw State University. She is a member of SHRM, which is the professional associate for HR practitioners and is certified as a PHR and CP-SHRM as well as a Professional Coach and Behavioral Analyst. Julie founded the Job Support Group at her church in 2008 helping many of people with their job search activities. Julie and her family have helped with various other activities at their church and also local children’s programs.

Key questions from the episode:

• How does M3 support or help women flourish?
• What is something that sets M3 apart from other places you have worked with (pertaining to women in the workplace)?
• Have more women been interested in working at M3 recently? Any stats?
• How have you and M3 gone about identifying and/or working for gender diversity?
• Would you say the hospitality industry is more male driven? And if so do you see more women stepping into these roles?
• What are some ways you think we could help better advance women’s careers in the hospitality industry?
• Tell us about an experience you had that made you feel like your gender played a “negative” role and how you overcame it. Or tell us positive experience.
• Can you speak to some of the challenges women face and what are some systematic changes we can address in making these changes.
• What has helped you be the strong Senior VP you are today?
• What do we need to do to inspire more for gender diversity?