Making Connections provides Business Travel News readers with access to the stories behind the newsmakers in the managed travel industry. We begin with some of the industry's power women: On the practitioner side, BTN editor-in-chief Elizabeth West talked to the women who buy and manage travel for some of the biggest players on BTN’s Corporate Travel 100. On the supplier side, we sought out senior executives at the top of their game, whose influence has gone far beyond their own corporations.

By no means is this an exhaustive inquiry into influential women in managed travel. It just scratches the surface. But it’s a start—and it’s the start of an effort that BTN will continue in upcoming issues by getting the inside stories of both women and men who innovate, influence and inspire the industry to push boundaries.

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