We are so excited to announce Evita Robinson and Nadine Sykora as the WITS ’16 keynote speakers! Get your ticket to this incredible event here!
Evita “Evie” Robinson is the creator of the Nomadness Travel Tribe, an online social community for travelers all around the world who have the similarity of an urban background and are looking for like-minded travelers to connect with. In May of 2015, Nomadness launched the travel web docuseries The NOMADNESS Project, Executive Produced by Issa Rae and housed on her YouTube channel of over 200,000 subscribers.
Since her first taste of Europe at the age of 21, Evie has been to over one dozen countries and lived on three different continents, including France, Japan, and Thailand. After a year and a half of traveling around the world, she put her degree in Television/Video Production to use, filming her life on the NomadnessTV web series. Evie came back to New York on a mission to bridge her love of production and a newfound need for travel.
From the success of the online group, Evie thrust herself into the world of entrepreneurship, and in April 2012 launched the business home for all things Nomadness and travel oriented: Nomadness LLC. The group currently boasts nearly 10,000 international members.
Based on the success of her business, Evie was named one of Clutch Magazine’s “11 Black Women Inspiring Us To Travel”, and the Tribe’s first ever NomadnessX group trip to Panama was featured in the July 2012 Issue of Ebony Magazine. Evita was also featured in the Spring 2013 issue of UPTOWN Magazine, and on the Daily Beast in January 2015. Evie has been featured as a travel expert on News One with Roland Martin, Arise TV, and ABC7 in the DMV area.
Nadine Sykora (Hey Nadine) is a travel vlogger, host, blogger, actress, and YouTuber. Not quite ready to settle down after university, Nadine set off on a working holiday to New Zealand, armed with a trusty video camera. There, she decided to vlog her travels, mishaps, and adventures, and share it with internet and on social media. She loved it so much that she decided to keep travelling and vlogging. She now travels full time, creating entertaining travel videos full of wanderlust, comedy, and inspiration for her YouTube channel of nearly 200,000 subscribers.
Her travel credentials include 45+ countries visited and four countries lived in; all recorded on video over the last 4 years. Nadine’s passion for travel is contagious and she loves to share the destinations she visits in fun and funny videos and blog posts. Nadine was recently named one of USA Today’s top travel video experts and has won several media awards for her videos, including the 2011 Digi Award for Digital Media Maven. Nadine has worked on videos and campaigns for Contiki, British Airways, Canon, Sanyo, Expedia, Motts, Best Western, Viator, HostelWorld, Microsoft Windows, AT&T, Nationwide, and more. Nadine has also produced videos for several tourism boards including Fiji, Tobago, and New Zealand.