30 Influential Women In Hospitality

Cindy Estis Green, CEO and Co-Founder, Kalibri Labs

Cindy Estis Green launched Kalibri Labs—a data analytics company geared toward the hospitality industry—in 2012 after spending years in the field. As the CEO, she influences the company by staying connected to the team’s activities, promoting personal development for team members in their areas of discipline and acting as a spokesperson for the industry. “I have experience and a skill set in an area that I realized can help mitigate some challenges facing hospitality today,” she said. “I wake up every day and can’t wait to get to work and move a little closer to meeting the objectives of making a difference. I am very self-motivated and when I set my sights on a target, I have a lot of persistence and a lot of energy that I train on that objective. I try not to focus on the hurdles which are inevitably on the path; I just try to work through them quickly and keep my eye constantly on the finish line.” Green suggests that up-and-coming leaders focus more on where they go than on where they studied. “Keep in mind that what you end up doing for most of your career may not exist when you graduate from university, so don’t worry if the work you do in your first five years isn’t something you want to do for the next 20,” she said. “Find a path that makes you want to jump out of bed so you can get to it. When you learn what you love to spend time on, the career opportunities will be clearer and easier to achieve.”

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