California

California Female Founder Megan Kain of Sognatore Collection
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Megan Kain: Engineer, Solo Traveler & Founder and CEO of Sognatore Collection

Multi-hyphenate Megan Kain is an engineer by day, a passionate solo traveler, founder and CEO of attainable luxury resort wear brand (launching soon!) Sognatore Collection and proud Taiwanese-Italian business founder of a company meant to inspire others to feel beautiful and confident wherever their adventure may take them. Read on for some amazing tips for learning while traveling, her favorite hidden gems in the Bay Area/San Francisco, and how Sognatore - which means dreamer in Italian - came about through her solo adventures!
Angela Aaron, founder & CEO of NiceSeats
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Angela Aaron: NiceSeats Founder & CEO

Angela Aaron began her journey in retail and ended up living in Prague as the fashion editor for Czech Esquire magazine. She fell deeper in love with fashion and design when she went back to Los Angeles and began working as a stylist, which gave way to a ‘big break’ into costume design – for a Pitbull music video and Cirque Du Soleil, no less! Now she’s the founder and CEO of NiceSeats, a company that creates stylish, washable seat covers for travel along with other stylish accessories to stay safe and healthy. Read on for more details about her journey, her favorite spot in LA (and a funny anecdote) as well as the travel destination that’s taught her the most!
- Gively Studio founded by Alexandra Pourvali
Creative

Alexandra Pourvali: Gively Studio Founder & Illustrator

Alexandra Pourvali is an illustrator by training, designer and entrepreneur focused on womxn’s holistic wellness, and founder of Gively Studio, living in California. A role as an RA in college (at the Rhode Island School of Design – RISD) bolstered her passion to champion female entrepreneurship and collaboration – and so she founded Gively Studio, a space for community, creativity and wellness for womxn. Read on as she shares her experience navigating the uncertain landscape of COVID as a new graduate and entrepreneur, some seriously sage advice for doing life, and her favorite resources and travel memories.
Travel

Megan Snedden: Creator, Traveler & Founder of The Kind Effect

Megan Snedden began her career as a journalist in New York City. She is currently a creator, writing and shooting photos and videos for brands, as well as building the Kind Effect – an acts of kindness movement and video series. Realizing the need for perpetuating hope in humanity, she shares content meant to inspire and additionally partners with brands such as Chevrolet, Amazing Thailand, Kind Traveler, Alaska Airlines and the Greatness Foundation to spread hope and kindness in the world.