Today, we join in the celebration of all of the amazing women and men around the world who are participating in the fight for gender parity. At IGS, our entire team is empowered each day to accomplish big things. And we attribute that to our courageous leader, Norma Villela-Alberico.
Born in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and the daughter of a powerhouse in the travel industry, Norma began learning the corporate travel business at a young age. A destination and cultural expert, Norma has a knack for matching groups to the perfect property. Her deep personal connections with hotel owners and management allow the entire IGS team to deliver a greater value and experience to the groups we serve.
Norma travels extensively to stay current on trends in the industry and to discover the best new destinations and properties for IGS clients. She has been lucky enough to spend time living in exotic locations like Mexico and Japan and uses those experiences to better understand her clients' needs.
Norma became President of IGS in 2016 and is proud to lead a diverse team that is made up of nearly 75% women. An endlessly supportive mentor, Norma serves as a trusted advisor to her teammates and is always willing to lend her expert knowledge and opinions.
When asked about working for Norma, Ashley Mireles, Sales Manager for the Southwest Region, said,
"I couldn't work for or know a stronger woman. She runs a company, a household, and is an awesome friend and person. Here's to strong women like Norma. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them!"
Norma Training Ashley at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort in 2016
At home, Norma encourages her two daughters to become strong women full of confidence, compassion, humor, and creativity.
Penelope, Norma, and Adriana, 2018