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Celebrating All of the Women that Make Thompson Hospitality What it is Today!

The 2023 International Women’s Day theme is Embrace Equity. At Thompson Hospitality, we can all truly embrace equity.  It's not just something we say. It's not just something we write about. It's something we need to think about, know, and embrace.  It's what we believe in, unconditionally. Equity means creating an inclusive world.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we are sharing stories from women across Thompson Hospitality who actively support and embrace equity within their own sphere of influence.   Read their stories here.

Wisdom From our Team Members

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Jena Williams
Thompson Hospitality Services-UMES

“I share my true self with the team and show them versus just telling them. Sometimes all a person needs is one person to believe in them." them.”

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Jennie Ikner
Senior Director
Human Resources-Home Office

“I assume the best in others, I'm open, and communicate even when it’s difficult.”

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Brittney Arrington
General Manager
Thompson Restaurants - The Ridley

“We have to be the change we want to see.”

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LaToya Williams
Executive Chef
Thompson Hospitality Services - Tougaloo University

“I believe that if each person understands the importance of being on one accord and working together as a team could be a way to impact positive change.”

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Zandrique Harrold
Director of Operations
Thompson Restaurants - Milk & Honey

“We can work together by taking the time to understand each other without passing judgement or acting on stereotypes.”

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Yeiny Barahona
Executive Chef
Thompson Restaurants - Matchbox

“Everyone has different mentalities and strengths, so treating everyone like individuals and working with each person to develop them and their individual performances is the most fair approach when leading.”

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Thompson Facilities Services - Howard University

Janee Camp - Director, Environmental Services 
“Kindness and empathy go a long way and you never know what someone else is going through and how your daily actions will impact positive change.”

Natalie-John Henry - Custodian
“Communication and understanding others feelings.” 

Barbra White - Custodian
“I ask people their opinion and consider their feelings.”

Lakita Hayward - Assistant Director
“Communication, working cohesively as a team and moving forward with a positive attitude. The goal is for everyone to be successful.”

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Karen Green
Talent Acquisition Manager
Human Resources-Home Office

“Making sure you give everyone a voice. You learn so much by just listening and making change.”