In between our own globetrotting, the WITS team is hard at work year-round. We strive to be accessible, and hope that you feel comfortable coming to us with any questions or suggestions for WITS, or even just stopping by to say hi at a future summit.
If you’re interested in joining our larger group of volunteers for one of our upcoming events, keep an eye out on social media and in our newsletter for volunteer applications and opportunities.
Ana Dominguez is a travel blogger and Blogging Coach at The City Sidewalks, based in New York City. With her expertise in online marketing, she’s able to help other bloggers, creatives, and entrepreneurs grow their businesses so that they can achieve financial freedom to travel the world on their own terms. Find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or on her website.
Program & Creative Director
Ariel has been on the WITS team since before WITS even had a name. She’s a queer, multiracial writer, activist, survivor, traveler, consultant, and sometimes-poet based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the Program & Creative Director for the Women in Travel Summit and the Deputy Digital Director for Lambda Legal, the largest LGBTQ and HIV civil rights legal organization in the world. She has worked, edited, and traveled across the globe. You can find her around the web tweeting and writing on survival, queerness, body positivity, and travel – but she most often dreams of running away to Amsterdam (and is frequently a mouse-click away from booking a one-way ticket). Find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or on her website.
Beth is Founder and CEO of Wanderful and creator of the Women in Travel Summit. The idea for a robust community of women travelers came to her while cruising her blue motorcycle through the streets of São Tomé and Príncipe, a small country in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea. Now, she is a thought leader on women's travel, an avid community builder, and a voice for women creators and entrepreneurs. She is the product of an art history major at Wellesley followed by a Kellogg MBA, and lives in Boston with a house full of pets, an adorable toddler, and a husband, also known as the founder of MITS (which does not in fact exist yet). Find her on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, or on her website.
Marissa’s love for travel was sparked when she studied abroad, an experience that inspired her to launch her travel blog, Little Things Travel. Most recently she worked in marketing and served as an advisor in international education. Marissa is based in Chicago, Illinois where you can usually find her trying to get out of the city for some skiing, hiking, or biking when she’s not traveling. Find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or on her website.
Director of Marketing & Partnerships
Martinique Lewis is a diversity in travel consultant, content creator, Influencer Manager and Marketing Director. Trusted amongst her peers as a “connecter,” she is always connecting the dots to ensure the travel industry is mindful of diversity and not just as a buzzword. Working with numerous tourism boards and travel brands, she is constantly strategizing ways to ensure travel marketing campaigns are inclusive and that all travelers feel represented. As an international speaker, her goal has always been the same: to change the face of tourism forever. Find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or on her website.
Operations & Logistics Chair
Sara is a travel enthusiast, coordinator at heart and lover of all things travel related. Based in Boston, she is lucky enough to travel within the States for work, but jumps at the chance to hop across the pond whenever possible. She went on her first 2 week solo trip to Germany and Ireland in 2014 after becoming inspired by a Wanderful-hosted event on the subject the previous year! Sara is inspired by the idea of traveling within your own city, continually seeking to find all the hidden gems that Boston has to offer.
Carol Cain has always been fascinated with the way people from different backgrounds and experiences interact and take in the world around them and how it influences the way in which they share their stories. She gets to share those stories, as well as her own travel adventures and photography on her award-winning travel blog, Girl Gone Travel, and through various brand partnerships and publications from around the world. She is also the Founder and CEO of Brave World Media, a social media marketing and brand development agency where she integrates her over two-decade long experience as a public relations professional and her commitment to improving the landscape of travel media with true diversity and inclusion.
Deesha Dyer is a speaker, writer, Creative Event and Strategy consultant, and most notably known as the former Obama administration Social Secretary. The Philadelphia native became a White House intern at the age of 30 and completed a seven-year tenure there that honed her expertise in event coordination, logistics, protocol, and statecraft. Her storied career is unconventional at best, with themes of reinvention, drive, and a commitment to community service integrated throughout. An award-winning event producer, Deesha has been featured in national media outlets including TIME, The New York Times, Marie Claire, Essence, Vogue, Refinery29, Forbes, Glamour, The Root, Shondaland, and the Washington Post. She currently serves as the Executive Director of beGirl.world, a global empowerment and education travel program for teen girls that she co-founded in 2014. A charismatic speaker with unbridled optimism, she now shares her message of hope, hard work and living life on your own terms with audiences across the country, while working at a philanthropy foundation focused on social justice.
Paule Bergeron is a Press Relations Account Executive for Québec City Tourism. For some 20 years, Paule has been mastering the art and science of hosting media representatives in Québec City. Relationship is at the center of her communications mantra. In addition to sharing her beautiful hometown with visitors, Paule is an avid traveller thus understanding the needs of travel writers while working on the road. On a personal note, Paule is an outdoors enthusiast, a nature lover and a people person.