Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

107 NEWH: focusing on social sustainability “The Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH) has impacted the interior design industry in an ever-growing manner consistent with its mission as a non-profit. The interaction of its talented members has created a framework for design improvements from aesthetics and economics to sustainable practices, bringing different sectors of the hospitality industry together. For the past nine years, NEWH has helped shape hospitality interiors through its sustainable education outlet called NEWH Green Voice. These in-person and virtual sessions have assisted the industry in conceiving better environmental practices on land and water. A new venture entitled Healthy Hospitality Resource Directory was constructed to assist designers in their efforts to assess hospitality products and services for a range of factors including pandemic-related issues as well as sustainability. NEWH continues its support for students interested in careers in hospitality and has provided US$7.8 million in scholarship funding to deserving students. The fundamentals of NEWH include strong commitments to the empowerment of women in the workplace and to diversity.” – David Mahood, NEWH