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Saturday, May 5 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PANEL: Global Communities that are Smashing Stereotypes Faced by Diverse Women Travelers

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Brace yourself to soak in a gold mind of knowledge from the influential female changemakers leading diverse communities of women travelers that are breaking the mold and smashing stereotypes: Black Girls Travel Too, Fat Girls Traveling, Muslim Travel Rocks, and Latinas Who Travel. This panel discussion will increase your knowledge about diverse communities of women, the challenges they face and how to handle these challenges in a more effective way. Learn how the panelists overcame societal and familial pressures to follow their passion to travel the world and find inspiration to pursue your dream of a career in travel, even (or, perhaps especially) if you are facing similar pressures.

What you can expect to learn:
  • Learn about these communities of diverse women travelers: Black Girls Travel Too, Fat Girls Traveling, Muslim Travel Rocks, and Latinas Who Travel.
  • How and why did each panelist create their community?
  • What is the mission of each community?
  • What challenges have they faced?
  • Why is it important to keep going in the face of these challenges?
  • What do they hope to achieve through these communities?

avatar for Glory Ali

Glory Ali

Founder, Muslim Travel Rocks
Glory Ali is a International Speaker, Business Coach, and the travel blogger behind Muslim Travel Rocks. Her blog encourages and motivate Muslims to explore the globe and at the same time Glory's mission is to combat Islamophobia through Travel and tackle the misconceptions that America is not a Muslim Friendly destination.Muslim Travel Rocks is a place where Muslim Travellers are... Read More →
avatar for Olga Maria Czarkowski

Olga Maria Czarkowski

Founder, Dreams in Heels & Latinas Who Travel
Olga Maria is a Travel & Lifestyle Latina Blogger and a digital nomad (based between NYC, Germany and Austria). Through her blogazine, DreamsinHeels.com and her Bilingual Travel Community Latinaswhotravel.com, her aim is to inspire women to consider living a more adventurous lifestyle... Read More →
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Annette Richmond

Travel Writer + Body Positive Advocate, Creator of Fat Girls Traveling
Annette Richmond is a  Travel Writer, Fashion Stylist and the creator of Fat Girls Traveling. She's currently a contributor at the Huffington Post and Ravishly. This self-proclaimed Fat Girl is a staunch supporter of the Body Positive Movement. Her Fat Girls Traveling Instagram and... Read More →
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Danny Rivers-Mitchell

Founder & Creator, Black Girls Travel Too
Danny Rivers-Mitchell, a wife, mother and founder/creator of Black Girls Travel Too (BGTT), a social travel network that creates responsible travel experiences globally. Black Girls Travel Too was founded in January 2015 as a statement to women of color that yes, we do travel and... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Ballroom (Salle de Bal) | Fairmont Le Château Frontenac 1 Rue des Carrières, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 4P5, Canada