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JourneyWoman July Events + Award Nomination

Published 7 months ago • 2 min read

Dear Reader,

There are so many ways that we as women, can support each other. At JourneyWoman, we aspire to shine a light on women in everything we do - our editorial, our events and our special programs - and amplify the voices of mature women in travel.

Three years ago, in 2021, we introduced the JourneyWoman Award in honour of the late Evelyn Hannon, the founder of JourneyWoman. This award recognizes a woman in the travel industry who has dedicated her professional life to empowering women in travel. Winners to date have included: Rue Mapp, founder and CEO of national not-for-profit organization Outdoor Afro, whose mission celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature, in 2023; Anna Pollock, Founder, Conscious Travel, an acclaimed thought leader and pioneer in regenerative tourism, in 2022; and Alessandra Alonso, founder of Women in Travel CIC, a social enterprise that seeks to empower women using travel and tourism as a force for good, in 2021.

The year 2024 is special because it’s JourneyWoman’s 30th anniversary! The Award will be presented by JourneyWoman CEO Carolyn Ray at the Women in Travel Summit in April 2024 in Utah. We need your help nominating a woman over 50. Please send in your nominations by August 15, 2023. You can do that here.

Join us at an Upcoming Event

July 27, 12 pm EST: What's next in solo travel?

This month's Community Call is with our editorial team of accomplished and experienced travel writers and authors, including Carolyn, Diana, Tanzila, Leyla, Sandra P., Dawn, Sandra P., Rupi and Karen. The discussion will cover solo travel trends and topics, including travel over 50, accessible travel, safe destinations and more. This webinar is being held at 12 noon ET to accommodate our writers from Europe, Africa and five other time zones! Read more about our team here. (We'll have a special announcement too!)

Save the Date: August 22, 6 pm ET: Post-Pandemic Travel Webinar Series

One of the questions we're often asked is how to get started in solo travel after three years of a global pandemic. We're kicking off our first discussion by looking at group tours as a gateway to solo travel.

Topic: Everything you want to know about group tours: Hosted by JourneyWoman's Suzanne Rommelfanger, we've invited three women entrepreneurs to join us and answer all your questions. Join Jennifer Haddow, CEO, Wild Women Expeditions, Cathy Gotfried, CEO, Erawan Travel/ Babes in Bali, and Kathy Wood, CEO, European Experiences. This webinar is limited to 100 women so sign up right away.

Meetups in June 2023

Last month, we hosted THREE local meetups in Canada. JourneyWomen in Toronto enjoyed a delicious dinner with Carolyn Ray and Diana Eden in the Distillery. JourneyWoman writer Karen Gershowitz hosted TWO meetups on her travels to Victoria and Vancouver. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

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JourneyWoman Travel for Women Over 50

Inspiring women to travel solo for 30 years

Founded in 1994, JourneyWoman™ is the world’s first and largest women’s solo travel website and community, inspiring women over 50 to travel safely and well. Led by CEO and Editor Carolyn Ray, we publish a monthly newsletter with first-hand travel tips and destination features written by experienced travel writers, host webinars and events, produce the award-winning Soul of Travel Podcast. By joining our mailing list, you have access to our Things She Loves newsletter with women-recommended travel gear, the JourneyWoman Book Club in partnership with TripFiction and exclusive travel deals and discounts with no single supplement from our partners in our Women’s Travel Directory, which features women-friendly tours, retreats, places to stay and small ships in over 120 countries. Learn more at JourneyWoman.com.

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