We love a good travel experience focused on female empowerment, so when we saw the amazing trip Eyitemi is curating with her partners we knew it deserved a feature.
Girls Trip Tours helps millennial women confidently explore African destinations, while supporting local business women through commerce and empowering young girls through mentorship. Not only do they curate travel experiences that empower, but they are building an ecosystem of local and expatriate women who can host or guide female travelers exploring their locales.
“Traveling alone as a woman anywhere in the world comes with its challenges and dangers. Africa is no exception. We want to help female travellers explore Africa on their own terms, and in exchange, leverage their expertise to impact the next generation of female leaders across the continent.”, says founder Eyitemi Popo.
Eyitemi Popo, Founder
The first Girls Trip Tour will take participants on an unforgettable adventure through Ghana, West Africa where they will explore Ghana’s tech hubs, patronize local business women, and of course take in all the awesome sites that Accra and the Cape Coast have to offer! An essential highlight of the experience will be the time spent mentoring young female coders from the Soronko Academy in Accra: West Africa’s first human-centered design school.
While the first trip is focused on tech, high ambition women from all fields are welcome. All those looking to travel to the continent in a meaningful, yet adventure-filled should check out their packages.
To help ensure the longevity of the Girls Trip Tours impact, Ayiba Magazine has already raised $2,000 toward a mentorship and advancement program for high potential African girls - starting with the 15 they will be mentoring at the coding academy in Ghana.
Girls Trip is looking for interested travelers to join the experience in Ghana. They are also looking for women living in Accra to get involved with the mentorship program or sign up to their travel network where they can earn money for hosting or guiding solo travelers.
You can also follow @GirlsTripTours on Instagram: https://www.instagr
This project is led by Ayiba Magazine’s Eyitemi Popo, who has been featured in She Leads Africa, named a leading woman by BusinessDay, and is also a Danone Paris ProgramEVE Influencer because of her work amplifying the African female voice in media. Eyitemi, together with her advisors - Candace Nkoth-Bisseck, who was #1 on Forbes 30 under 30 changemakers, Regina Honu, one of BBC's 100 Women in 2017, and Tania Habimana, a serial entrepreneur who recently launched a Standard Bank backed fashion accelerator in South Africa - want to leverage their networks to advance the African female agenda through travel, entrepreneurship, and mentorship.