Today, Tes speaks with Carolyn Ray. Carolyn believes that anything is possible when you set your intention and follow your intuition. After 25 years in consulting, most recently as the CEO of Interbrand Canada, she gave up everything she owned to travel full-time after a transformative trip to Kenya with her daughter in 2018. The following year, through a series of coincidences, she unexpectedly became the owner of JourneyWoman, the beloved women’s solo travel publication founded in 1994 to empower women with travel as a shared passion.
During the pandemic, she transitioned to a new career as a professional travel writer and is now expanding JourneyWoman’s services as the world’s leading resource for solo women travelers beyond editorial into a thriving community of over 60,000 women 50+ around the world, with private forums, a book club, webinars, and events including her first wellness and travel retreat, Women’s Travel Wisdom, in October 2022. In August 2021, she acquired a second website which connects women travelers with women-owned businesses, creating the world’s largest Women’s Travel Directory with hundreds of verified women-friendly tours, retreats, guides and accommodations around the world. Carolyn is a board member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and the Travel Media Association of Canada. Trained as a CTI Co-active Coach, Carolyn actively mentors emerging leaders and was ranked as one of Canada’s top 100 female entrepreneurs on the PROFIT/ Chatelaine W100 list.
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