Date(s) - 29/04/2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-who-inspire-travel-into-change-tickets-102246217188?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=EBLinkEvent&utm_term=shortLinkEventName
About this Event
With the recent events and travel put on hold, ‘SheTravel’ and ‘Girls on Travel’ have collaborated to bring you a special evening of talks and a Q&A session with three expert speakers covering everything from resilience climbing the Everest, to travel as a young black female to walking 800km in the largest desert. This is a unique event open to all, meant to cheer us up and inspire us, exploring the theme of female travel, inspiring attendees to discover new regions of the globe and plan their next adventures with confidence.
Link for the event will be sent by e-mail the day before.
Jo Bradshaw – Adventurer, Expedition leader, Outdoor instructor
Jo is a former no saying, height hating, comfort loving sofa surfer who turned her life around by saying YES a little more often. Standing on top of Everest in 2016 having survived the earthquake whilst at Camp 1 on the mountain in 2015, she did wonder how on earth she got there but Everest is just one chapter, not the whole story.
Back in 2008 Jo was a Business Advisor living a very risk averse life but now, as an Expedition Leader and Outdoor Instructor, she takes students and adults on adventures here in the UK and all over the world sharing her passion for the outdoors. ‘Say yes now and work it out later’ was her late Father’s mantra and she encourages others to embrace that saying too.
Jo has now completed 6 of the 7 summits, some multiple times, and is fundraising for children’s mental health charity Place2Be as part of her challenge.
Facebook: @Jo Bradhsaw
Janey McGill – Explorer, Writer, Speaker, Endurance athlete
At 29 Janey was serving in the Reserves and studying to be a lawyer. Training for a military horse race she wrestled with a racehorse and lost, fracturing five vertebrae, cutting her military career short and taking her down an eclectic path for a decade in search of purpose and belonging and ultimately the desert.
Last year Janey and her team of British, Omani and American men and women walked 800km of the Worlds largest sand desert, the Empty Quarter, to deliver the message we are better together.
Janey’s team challenged prejudices and broke down culture, gender and identity stereotypes. Supported by Land Rover MENA, their campaign film was released for International Women’s Day.
Pelumi Nubi – Travel passionate, Blogger, Speaker
Pelumi Nubi is currently in the final year of her PhD studentship in cancer research and human genetics.
She started travelling intentionally almost 3 years ago with a mission to visit 30 countries before she turns 30. However, she fell so deeply in love with travelling and has now have visited over 60 countries. Her new goal is to visit all 195 UN recognised countries and to be the youngest black woman to do so.
Pelumi describes travelling to be the kintsugi (a Japanese word for mending with gold, therefore, making a broken item better than new) of life; It’s able to both mend and enrich, making one’s life a lot more fulfilling. Travelling has turned her to a storyteller. Whilst teaching her the ability to connect with people on a deeper level and showcase that there is more good in the world than bad.
Business and leisure trips often take us to destinations where the culture and traditions differ from our own, and sometimes to locations which carry higher risk to personal safety. That’s why SheTravel, and founder Anna-Liisa Tampuu, decided to bring together women who travel with this women’s–only network. To share experiences, create a secure space to ask questions from a network of fellow travellers and read interesting articles and top tips for female travellers to share information to aid safe travel, wherever in the world their choice of destination may be.
SheTravel is powered by Northcott Global Solutions, a leading Global Emergency Assistance Company, giving SheTravel a wealth of experience, expertise and support to provide information and assistance to all travellers.
Girls on Travel
Globetrotter and self-proclaimed ‘travel addict’ Gaëlle De Vriendt is the founder of Girls on Travel, a travel company connecting and empowering solo women travellers with incredible trips to diverse destinations, including the Greek Islands, South America and many more.
The ethos behind Girls on Travel is that holidays create a real sense of companionship and enable you to create new-found friendships, learn about other cultures and make some incredible memories to boot. With a curated travel programme, all the nitty gritty details taken care of and an ambassador joining you throughout the entirety of the trip, female travellers are able to just kick back, relax and fully enjoy their globetrotting adventure.