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 travellers 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. Girls Trip Tours is presented by award-winning diaspora publication, Ayiba Magazine, also founded by Ms. Popo.
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 businesswomen, 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-centred design school.
To help ensure the longevity of the Girls Trip impact, Ayiba Magazine is launching a crowdfunding campaign. Funds raised will go toward a mentorship and advancement program for high potential girls across Africa – just like the ones they will be mentoring at the coding academy in Ghana. You can invest in the next generation of African female leaders by supporting the campaign. Help them meet their goal by International Women’s Day!