Thursday, 21 March 2019
Having been told that she would never amount to anything by her careers teacher, Abi
Wright started her career as a journalist before quickly deciding that she really wanted to
work in marketing instead.
After time contract negotiating in Maritime Security following 9/11, she worked with a small
collection of hotel spas. There she realised there was an opportunity for changing the
perception of spas and working with them to realise their commercial potential.
Abi launched Spabreaks.com in 2008 with a team of three. Since then, Abi has balanced
work and family, using her personal experience to champion women in the workplace.
Today Spabreaks.com is a pioneering industry leader and Europe’s largest spa booking
In particular, Abi and her team work hard to change the perception of the spa industry and
open it up to anyone who may have felt marginalised in the past, particularly concerning
spas and their relationship with anyone with cancer.
“Having personally experienced the challenges that women face in business, I have worked
hard to not only to establish my own career, but also to create a working environment that
supports and nurtures women. I have successfully mentored a number of women in my
team and is passionate about continuing to open up opportunities for women, knowing that
confidence, recognition and support are central to not only seeing women compete in the
workplace but also to thriving in both work and life.”
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