Beth Santos

Founder and CEO, Wanderful

Beth Santos Creator Collective

Beth created Wanderful while cruising her blue motorcycle through the streets of São Tomé and Príncipe, a small country in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea. She comes from a background in international development and community building, working on the One Laptop per Child project in São Tomé and  around the Caribbean, then serving at Rotary International as a regional grants officer. She has also worked at a number of international organizations such as Voice of America and the Embassy of Portugal.

In 2014, Beth was named by the White House as one of the top 100 travel bloggers in the US and invited to the White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship. In 2015, she was named a Chicago Scholars 35 Under 35 Young Leader Making an Impact. In 2016, she was selected as a prestigious Zell Fellow at the Kellogg School of Management, where she received her MBA, and was listed as one of the 50 Influential People in Tech to follow by BuiltInChicago.

Beth is originally from New Hampshire and has lived in Washington, DC; Coimbra, Portugal; Topsail Island, North Carolina; and Chicago, with briefer stints in São Tomé and Haiti. She currently lives in Boston with her husband and daughter.

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Beth is an in-house coach for Wanderful’s Creator Collective, an online program for travel influencers and creative entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their business and want a supportive community of women to guide them.