Our passion for the hospitality industry drives us to make it an inclusive space where barriers are broken and access is granted for all to thrive.


What We Do

Causing A Stir is a 501(c)(3) organization of more than 2,000 hospitality professionals from around the globe. We empower underserved and underrepresented members of the hospitality industry by supporting individuals with educational tools that create a pathway for excellence.


Ariel neal // co-founder // causing A Stir

[Causing A Stir] is for anyone who’s ever felt not included. It is for anyone who’s felt like their voice needs to be heard on any level. We want to give you a way to do that eloquently, classically and through education because that’s the only way we’re going to be heard.

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Cause A Stir

Expand the narrative. We want to hear from you because your voice matters.

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Become a member

Join our growing community of hospitality professionals. Expand your network and connect with local and global industry leaders.

make a gift

Your gift makes an immediate impact on underserved individuals who rely on the programs and opportunities we offer for professional advancement.

Attend an event

Causing A Stir hosts industry events in noteworthy communities across the US and around the globe. Round up your crew and join us!