Women in Travel Summit 2021 Bessie Award Finalist

Wanda Duncan Women in Travel Summit 2021 Bessie Award Finalist

I’ve Been Nominated!!!

I’m so honored to be a finalist for the Trailblazer Award from the Women in Travel Summit 2021 Bessie Awards. The part that resonates the most with me is “carving out a path for future leaders in the travel space.”

Between our Black Women Digital Nomad Facebook group, the weekly Black Women Travel Podcast, and the International Black Women Travel Jubilee annual conference, I’ve wanted to show each and every Black girl and woman traveler, that’s she’s capable of figuring it out. She can travel for as long as she chooses, make money how she wants, craft the lifestyle that she desires, and she’s not alone in that process. My work largely is about connecting dots around the globe: ideas, people, and opportunities for collaboration and income.

So grateful for the recognition!

About the Bessie Awards

“The Bessie Awards honor women and gender diverse people of impact in travel, particularly influencers, creative entrepreneurs, marketers, and industry members who have added a compelling voice to the industry. The Bessies are named after Bessie Coleman, the first woman of African American and Native American descent to hold a pilot’s license.

We hope to invoke the spirit of Ms. Coleman by honoring the truly creative work of some of our biggest thought leaders and innovators in travel. We value the contributions of diverse people of all ages and backgrounds who represent us as a community of travelers.”

About Wanderful

Wanderful is a global lifestyle brand and community that helps all women travel the world by connecting them to their biggest asset – each other. We do this by:

  • Activating a live online/offline network of women travelers to create support, share resources, and build sisterhood.
  • Encouraging the growth and success of women building businesses in travel, especially digital content creators.
  • Advocating for the travel industry to be more equitable, inclusive and thoughtful.