Pullach, March 10, 2021 – A great honor for Regine Sixt: The WINiT network for women in travel-related industries, an organization of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), honors the successful entrepreneur as well as founder and chairwoman of the children’s aid foundation named after her, ” Drying Little Tears,” with the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Each year, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes female leaders who have fundamentally advanced the travel industry with an outstanding career and great commitment. The WINiT by GBTA global network advances the careers of women in travel-related industries.
Christle Johnson, Chairperson GBTA, explained Regine Sixt’s nomination as follows: “This year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award is someone who’s an inspiration to many. She has spent the last few decades building a company with a history of more than 100 years into a top global car rental organization. Her leadership in developing partnerships with airlines, hotel and travel chains around the world has been the driving force behind positioning the company as a market leader for mobility solutions.”
As one of the world’s leading premium mobility service providers, SIXT combines global car rental and local car-sharing solutions, cab, rideshare, chauffeur and car subscription services into one of the world’s largest mobility platforms. With just one app – the SIXT App – the company offers its customers digital access to more than 250,000 vehicles and around 1.5 million connected drivers in around 110 countries worldwide. In doing so, SIXT integrates services from over 1,500 mobility partners in addition to its own vehicle offering, forging a strategic, sustainable, and future-proof alliance for mobility.
But Regine Sixt has not only made a significant contribution to the success of the SIXT company. The entrepreneur has also dedicated herself to social commitment with extraordinary verve. For example, she founded the Regine Sixt Children’s Aid Foundation “Drying Little Tears”, which is committed to fighting poverty and promoting education and health for children around the world. Whether building schools in Africa or renovating children’s hospital wards – with more than 210 projects in over 55 countries, she and her foundation have been able to make a significant contribution in recent years.
Regine Sixt, Senior Executive Vice President SIXT International:
“To be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award of GBTA’s global WINiT network is both a great honor for me and a motivator. The network includes many outstanding women who are making great things happen in tourism and affiliated industries, and I am delighted to be part of this unique industry.”
Suzanne Neufang, Executive Director and CEO, GBTA added “The WINiT Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to our industry. My congratulations go to Regine Sixt, an inspiring leader and entrepreneur with great drive and ambition to succeed, and a worthy winner of this award.”
SIXT is a leading international provider of high-quality mobility services. With over 8500 employees worldwide in 2019 and our products SIXT rent, SIXT share, SIXT ride and SIXT+ we offer a uniquely integrated mobility service across the fields of car rental, car sharing, ride hailing and car subscriptions. With just one app – the SIXT App – we offer our customers digital access to more than 280,000 vehicles and around 1.5 million connected drivers in approximately 110 countries worldwide. Besides its own range of vehicles, SIXT also integrates services from more than 1,500 mobility partners, building a strategic, sustainable and future-proof alliance for mobility. Our employees, technological expertise, the courage to change and the will to grow – we call it “Wachstumswille” – have made SIXT what it is today: one of the most innovative, fastest growing and profitable mobility companies in the world generating revenues of over EUR 3 billion a year in 2019. A strong customer orientation makes it possible to offer flexible and limitless mobility solutions tailored to individual needs – everywhere we operate.
Kathrin Greven / Stefanie Seidlitz
Sixt Central Press Office
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About Regine Sixt Children’s Aid Foundation “Drying Little Tears”:
The Regine Sixt Children’s Aid Foundation “Drying Little Tears” develops and implements projects in the areas of education, health, care, and emergency aid. Founded in 2000, the Foundation has become the official Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program of SIXT SE and an integral part of the SIXT corporate culture. More than 8,500 employees worldwide are involved and have supported more than 210 projects in over 55 countries so far. More information:
Regine Sixt Children’s Aid Foundation
Tel.: +49 – (0)89 – 74444 4781
WINiT is a network of over 3,000 women and men focused on delivering career development services, resources and programs to women in travel-related industries. WINiT is an educational organization that, through generous support, provides Members with a variety of unique opportunities including leadership and industry training, mentoring, recruiting, career search services, as well as educational, inspirational, and networking events. For more information, visit www.winitforwomen.org. Stay connected on LinkedIn and Facebook. Follow WINiT on Twitter at @WINiTorg and Instagram at @winit4allwomen.
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