Innovative African Travel Experience Created by Millennials To Empower African Women Launches in 2018
Girls Trip Tours: The Innovative African Travel Experience Created by Millennials To Empower African Women Launches in 2018
Girls Trip Tours helps millennial women confidently explore African destinations, while supporting local business women through commerce and empowering young girls through mentorship. Not only do they curate travel experiences that empower, but they are building an ecosystem of local and expatriate women who can host or guide female travellers exploring their locales. “Traveling alone as a woman anywhere in the world comes with its challenges and dangers. Africa is no exception. We want to help female travellers explore Africa on their own terms, and in exchange, leverage their expertise to impact the next generation of female leaders across the continent.”, says founder Eyitemi Popo.
The first Girls Trip Tour will take participants on an unforgettable adventure through Ghana, West Africa where they will explore Ghana’s tech hubs, patronize local business women, and of course take in all the awesome sites that Accra and the Cape Coast have to offer! An essential highlight of the experience will be the time spent mentoring young female coders from the Soronko Academy in Accra: West Africa’s first human-centered design school.
Girls Trip Tours is presented by award-winning diaspora publication, Ayiba Magazine. To help ensure the longevity of the Girls Trip impact, Ayiba Magazine is launching a crowdfunding campaign. Funds raised will go toward a mentorship and advancement program for high potential girls across Africa - just like the ones they will be mentoring at the coding academy in Ghana. You can invest in the next generation of African female leaders by supporting the campaign (link in notes below). Help them meet their goal by International Women’s Day!
NOTES TO THE EDITOR
Girls Trip Tours will help bring to life the editorial content that Ayiba Magazine has long highlighted: stories of changemakers from across Africa and the diaspora, stories that empower women, and stories that will change the narrative of the African continent. It’s their way of venturing into “experiential media.”
Eyitemi Popo and other members of the Girls Trip team are available for interviews and profile features.
Looking to explore the best of Ghana with a group of high ambition women, while supporting local female entrepreneurs and next generation leaders? Head to www.girlstrip.tours to learn more about this innovative trip and join the mailing list to stay up to date: http://eepurl.com/dbNSD9. You can also follow @GirlsTripTours on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlstriptours/
While the first trip is focused on tech, high ambition women from all fields are welcome. All those looking to travel to the continent in a meaningful, yet adventure-filled way should drop their email here: https://girlstrip.tours/packages/
This project is led by Eyitemi Popo who has been featured in She Leads Africa, named a leading woman by BusinessDay, and is also a Danone Paris ProgramEVE Influencer because of her work amplifying the African female voice in media. Eyitemi, together with her advisors - Candace Nkoth-Bisseck, who was #1 on Forbes 30 under 30 changemakers, Regina Honu, one of BBC's 100 Women in 2017, and Tania Habimana, a serial entrepreneur who recently launched a Standard Bank backed fashion accelerator in South Africa - want to leverage their networks to advance the African female agenda through travel, entrepreneurship, and mentorship.