Gain skills and knowledge you’ll use in your career and life.

The hospitality business is serious business, we think of FAB as continuing education for women in hospitality. Whether you’re a cook, pastry chef, server, or sommelier…whether you work in wholesale, retail, PR, or resorts and hotels – no matter your role, FAB’s the place to learn valuable skills and be inspired by women who understand the challenges of the business. Get insights on everything from how to secure financing and build a brand to how to staff, operate more sustainably, and so much more.


Hang with hospitality’s best and brightest women.

FAB presenters and moderators are the women behind some of hospitality’s most cutting edge companies and concepts. Here’s your chance to connect with and learn from national award-winners, industry badasses, movers and shakers, leaders and innovators.

Build relationships with women of all ages and career stages.

FAB brings together women from across the country at every stage of their hospitality careers – from newbies and those on the rise to seasoned pros. You’ll get to hang out, share stories, network, inspire, and learn from each another, and build lasting relationships.

Talk about the things we need to talk more about.

While women continue to take lead roles in hospitality, the industry can still feel like a boys’ club. Add to that the physical demands, pace, and long hours – and the associated risk of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. How do you navigate it all? How do you find balance, have a family, maintain healthy relationships, and build a business? It’s time to talk about it – share stories, offer support, and lift each other up.


Voted #1 city in the U.S. by readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure, Charleston wins the hearts of visitors from around the world – and we couldn’t think of a more magical place to kick off something this FAB. The Courtyard Marriott Charleston Historic District has generously made a block of rooms available to FAB attendees and speakers at special rates.



Fab Scholarships are open to all women in the hospitality industry. Please complete the form below. All fields must be complete. Scholarship recipients receive FREE admission to FAB Workshop. Excludes travel, lodging, & speaker dinners. Applications due by May 5, 2017.

Questions? Contact us at Deadline for applications is May 5th. All scholarship recipients will be notified by May 12th.