The study offers an understanding of female gender challenges in career progression in the hospitality industry. It attempts to identify the causes of poor representation of the female gender in manager position. A survey of 30 hotels in the city of Bauchi, Nigeria was made; finding out the representation of women in the general manager position, owners of hotels and employees. Result obtained was analysed using simple percentages. A relative poor career progression of female to male gender was apparent. Conclusions reached suggest that the hospitality industry have a long way in implementing policy on gender equality and therefore recommends that Nigerian university commission build in the hospitality program in its system to enable the female gender easy access to higher degree in hospitality and a resultant effect on their career progression.
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