Last updated on February 8th, 2024

empowering women and accelerating diversity and inclusion

JourneyWoman Women’s Speaker’s Bureau

As travellers, entrepreneurs, teachers, educators, writers and activists, we are using our voices to create positive change and accelerate inclusion and diversity in travel. We are determined to shift stereotypes and bring the issues of ageism, accessibility, safety and diversity to the forefront and eliminate the excuse of ‘I can’t find a female speaker over 50’ for events and conferences.

Our founding speakers are women who have been involved with JourneyWoman as writers, speakers, advisory council members and our Women’s Travel Directory. We welcome and invite submissions to join our Speaker’s Bureau from experienced passionate women.

Brenda Holder

Brenda Holder

Women in Indigenous Tourism

Diana Eden

Diana Eden

Travel for Women Over 80

Tanzila Khan

Tanzila Khan

Accessible Solo Travel

Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Award-winning Visual Storyteller

Tracey Breeden

Tracey Breeden

Women’s Safety + LGTBQ+

Anna Pollock

Anna Pollock

Sustainabiltiy + Regenerative Tourism

Karen Gershowitz

Karen Gershowitz

Solo Travel + Mobility

Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

Transformative Travel

Dawn Booker

Dawn Booker

Entrepreneur and Fearless Traveler

Paige Hanson

Paige Hanson

Cybersecurity + Safety Expert

Carolyn Ray

Carolyn Ray

Women's Empowerment + Entrepreneur

Christine Winebrenner Irick

Christine Winebrenner Irick

Transformational Travel

Nora Livingstone

Nora Livingstone

Conservation + Wildlife Ethics

Shawna Robins

Shawna Robins

Midlife Health + Wellness

Libby Wildman

Libby Wildman

Safeguarding Your Financial Future

Cathy Gotfried

Cathy Gotfried

Southeast Asia and Group Travel

Nikki Padilla Rivera

Nikki Padilla Rivera

Group Tours + Tour Guides

Joy Sherman

Joy Sherman

Yacht Captain + Small Ships

Vicky Smith

Vicky Smith

Sustainable Tourism + Entrepreneurship

Catherine Germier-Hamel

Catherine Germier-Hamel

Sustainable Tourism Development

Valérie Besanceney

Valérie Besanceney

International Education & Transition Consultant

Kathy Buckworth

Kathy Buckworth

Multi-Generational Travel

Rupi Mangat

Rupi Mangat

Wildlife Conservation & Wildlife Safaris

Gina Jardine

Gina Jardine

Women in Leadership

Rona Maynard

Rona Maynard

Finding Joy and Purpose

Regina Winkle-Bryan

Regina Winkle-Bryan

Walking the Camino de Santiago

Casey Hanisko

Casey Hanisko

Leadership With Purpose

Ginny Lunn

Ginny Lunn

Adventure in Midlife and After Loss

Stephanie M. Jones

Stephanie M. Jones

Inspiring Purpose-Driven Solutions, Sustainable Tourism

Alana Van Der Sluys

Alana Van Der Sluys

Freedom with Food and Fitness

Adriane G. Berg

Adriane G. Berg

The Ageless Traveller

Talek Nantes

Talek Nantes

Expert on Cuba and Travel Planning