About meBeth Santos is founder and CEO of Wanderful, a global community and lifestyle brand that specializes in helping all women travel the world. Wanderful reaches over 45,000 diverse community members each year through a thriving online membership network, local chapter events in 50 cities, global summits and small group trips.
In 2014, Wanderful launched the WITS Travel Creator + Brand Summit, a leading event for women and gender diverse travel creators and industry hosted on two continents each year listed by Forbes as one of the top inspiring events for women to attend. Wanderful is also the creator of the annual Bessie Awards to honor women of impact in travel, as well as the first major outdoor festival for women travelers, Wanderfest.
Wanderful has been recognized in Business Insider, Yahoo!, The Chicago Tribune, Lonely Planet, Matador Network, and Skift, among other publications. Beth is both a Tory Burch Fellow as well as a Zell Fellow, and was named a top 100 travel blogger in the USA and invited to the White House under the Obama Administration. She was the co-founder of #AtTheTable, a national movement to support female founders.
Today, Beth is an acclaimed thought leader, consultant for travel brands and destination marketing organizations, and keynote speaker who has collaborated with organizations such as Tripadvisor, the Girl Scouts of the USA, and the Travel & Adventure Show. She is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management and Wellesley College, and lives in Boston with her husband and daughter.
- Reason for joining
- I want to meet other amazing travelers!