Carolyn Ray JourneyWoman

Carolyn Ray

Women's Empowerment + Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur, Women’s Travel and Purpose
Toronto, Canada

Topics Include:

  • Why we Travel: How Women Can Empower Each Other
  • Finding Your Purpose: How Travel Transformed My Life
  • Why Women Over 50 are Your Most Important Audience

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Last updated on August 11th, 2023

An entrepreneur and innovator, Carolyn led teams in professional services roles, most recently as the CEO of Interbrand Canada, for almost 25 years. After a transformational service trip to Kenya with her daughter, she abandoned corporate life and auctioned off everything she owned to travel full time. A year later, she was invited to carry on the legacy of the iconic solo travel publication JourneyWoman and transitioned into the travel industry just in time for the pandemic.

She travels full-time in countries like Mexico and Spain and is always seeking new places where she can enjoy margaritas, learn Spanish and live the life of her dreams. She was named one of the most influential women in travel by TravelPulse in March 2023 for her work bringing awareness to the influence of mature women in travel and advocating for issues such as inclusion, human trafficking, ageism and accessibility.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Why Your Destination Shouldn’t Ignore Women Over 50, SATW Annual Conference, August 2023
  • “Travel Safety and Cybersecurity”, Webinar with Society of American Travel Writers, July 2023
  • “Building and Innovating a Purpose-Driven Brand” Travel Media Association of Canada, June 2023
  • “KIckass Solo Women Over 50”, Panel Host, Women’s Travel Fest, March 2023
  • “Living the Life of Your Dreams”, Women’s Travel Wisdom, October 2022
  • “Travel at Any Age’, Women’s Travel Fest, March 2022

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