Travelocity Business’ Lesley Harris Wins Ascendancy Award

Dépèche transmise le 8 juin 2009 par Business Wire

Travelocity Business’ Lesley Harris Wins Ascendancy Award

Travelocity Business’ Lesley Harris Wins Ascendancy Award

SOUTHLAKE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--w2wlink, the premier professional online community for women, honored Travelocity Business President Lesley Harris with an Ascendancy Award on May 28 in Dallas. Presented in seven other locations nationwide, the Ascendancy Awards honor women for their professional achievements, as well as their role as mentors to other women. Candidates for the awards were nominated for achievement in corporate, entrepreneurial and career transition settings.

Now beginning her third year as president of Travelocity Business, Lesley Harris leads one of the fastest growing travel management companies in North America. From its origin in 2003 serving unmanaged business travelers, the agency now has more than $800 million in travel spend under management. Travelocity Business offers corporations a compelling combination of best-in-class automation with a complete array of traditional travel management services.

“It is an honor to receive the w2wlink Ascendancy Award, as mentoring business women is an important goal of mine because of the way my own mentors influenced my career,” said Ms. Harris. “I work hard to provide an example to my team through my everyday actions, and I strive to help others achieve the success they seek through personal mentorship. Helping colleagues and peers advance in their careers is one of the more rewarding aspects of my role at Travelocity Business.”

Prior to joining Travelocity Business, Ms. Harris was vice president of sales and customer care for Travelocity, responsible for leading Travelocity's offline global call center enterprise in support of consumer sales and service. Travelocity agents handle upwards of four million customer calls and written contacts per year.

Ms. Harris started her career with Sabre Travel Network in 1995 and held various positions in finance, operations and sales before transitioning to Travelocity in the summer of 2005.

About Travelocity Business

Southlake, Texas-based Travelocity Business is a full-service corporate travel management company. Travelocity Business is one of the business travel industry’s fastest-growing agencies with more than $800 million in annual travel spend under management. Travelocity Business combines the expertise, service and travel choices of Travelocity(R) with corporate experience gained from serving more than half of the Fortune 200 companies. For more information, companies can visit http://www.travelocitybusiness.com.

Sabre Holdings Corporation is a world leader in travel commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.

About w2wlink

Affiliated women business organizations that are supportive of our mission include: EWGA, NAWBO, Women Corporate Directors, Women’s Foodservice Forum, Women President’s Organization, and The Women’s Museum. Sponsors who have been integral to our mission: ClubCorp and American Airlines, Cambria and Taylor Winfield and media partners PR Newswire and Pink Magazine.

w2wlink.com is the premier community dedicated to professional women, helping them get to where they’re going – faster. w2wlink provides expert knowledge, tools to meet challenges, and connection with others in online networking groups. w2wlink was named by MORE Magazine, along with Linked In and Facebook, as one of the top three online sites for networking.

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