Interview

womxn-owned Genever bar, in LA
California

Genever Los Angeles: The 3 Visionaries Behind this Filipina Womxn-Owned Gin Destination in LA

Read on to learn how the trio behind Filipina and womxn-owned Genever Los Angeles gin bar started their entrepreneurial adventure - featured on the Steve Harvey Show, in LA Magazine, LA Eater and more - and how travel inspires them!
California Female Founder Megan Kain of Sognatore Collection
People

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!
Mary Beth Boone Madison Indiana Traveling Abroad
People

Mary Beth Boone: Entrepreneur, Educator & Founder

Mary Beth Boone is an entrepreneur, educator and founder who lives in the gorgeous river town of Madison, Indiana. We had the opportunity to talk to her about her background, her role in the community and involvement with not one, not three, but SIX different progressive businesses, her love of travel and much more! Read on to learn how she does it and some great tips for learning while traveling.
ESL teaching in South Korea with Nicole Rosenberg
People

Nicole R: ESL Teacher & TeachOutNow Cofounder

Nicole Rosenberg is currently an ESL (English as a second language) teacher in Busan, South Korea, entrepreneur, TeachOutNow ESL counseling organization cofounder and aspiring international student affairs professional. She’s passionate about exploring, maintaining her independence and staying curious, as well as meeting people from all over the world. Read on to learn about her challenges finding a job during the COVID recession, becoming an ESL teacher (despite limited support from her family), where she’s traveled she’s learned the most, and the best thing she’s taught herself!
Angela Aaron, founder & CEO of NiceSeats
People

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!
Mikhaela Mullins of Odessa Collective in Colorado
Colorado

Mikhaela Mullins: Co-Founder of Odessa Collective

Mikhaela Mullins is one of the two co-founders of Odessa Collective, an inclusive community of outdoorswomxn headquartered in Colorado. Read to learn more about her journey to founding an outdoor group, the challenges she’s faced and how she overcame them, her favorite ongoing learning resources and her favorite place she’s ever been – and why it stands out!
Carlie Bangs and Mikhaela Mullins of Odessa Collective
Colorado

Carlie Bangs: Co-Founder of Odessa Collective

Carlie Bangs is one of the two co-founders of Odessa Collective, an inclusive community of outdoorswomxn headquartered in Colorado. Read on for some wonderful advice from Carlie, her favorite resources for ongoing learning and inspiration, learn which of her trips she’s learned the most from and what she wants to learn next!
- 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.
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