[Unearth Women] How Beth Santos Founded the Wanderful Community
While riding her motorcycle through the streets of São Tomé and Príncipe—an island nation off the coast of Africa—Beth Santos had a spark of inspiration to create a women’s travel community. With a background in international development and community building, Santos would go on to be Founder and CEO of Wanderful, a global lifestyle brand now 40,000+ members strong.
What started as a blog in 2009, has since grown into a multi-faceted travel company with an international conference, home sharing network, mobile app, group trips, community chapters in over 45 cities, and enriched content. In a recent interview with Unearth Women‘s Elise Fitzsimmons, Beth shares more about the inception of Wanderful, the challenges she faced in building her own travel empire, and what her best advice is to aspiring female entrepreneurs.