Women's Travel Fest 2023 panelist Dawn Booker

Dawn Booker

Fearless traveler and culture curator

Founder, Pack Light Global
North Carolina, USA

Topics Include:

  • Cultural Awareness Through Travel
  • Storytelling to Represent Under-represented Narratives

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Last updated on August 11th, 2023

Dawn Booker is a fearless traveler and culture curator who inspires women of color over 40 to “pack light” and to see the world.  Many women create amazing lives and careers that are on point in every way.  However, on the path to creating these happy families, marriages and careers women often set aside their “inner explorer” to affirm and honor the many commitments to others.  Realizing this in her own life, in her mid-40s Dawn moved to Paris to pursue an MA in Global Communications at the American University in Paris and returned to North Carolina transformed and committed to a life that honors her desire to see the world.

Through her global experiential travel business, Pack Light Global, Dawn hopes to inspire and connect women of color who would love to travel internationally. “I share my favorite destinations, what I have discovered about myself through travel and reveal practical tips and advice that will help you make that first trip, or the next trip to a dream destination, fearlessly.”

Member, JourneyWoman Women’s Travel Directory
Member, JourneyWoman Editorial Team

As the CEO and Editor of JourneyWoman, Carolyn travels most of the year while leading an editorial team of writers and chairing the JourneyWoman Women's Advisory Council. She was named one of the most influential women in travel by TravelPulse in March 2023 for her work advocating for solo women's travel. She is the incoming chair of the Canadian chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC), Women's Travel Leaders and a Herald for the Transformational Travel Council (TTC).

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