Arden Joy
United StatesUnited States

I am the founder of Her Adventures (formerly known as Girls Who Travel), one of the largest online travel communities for women. Our mission is to radically redefine travel to be inclusive, sustainable, and empowering.

Through the power of community and a team of 40 global volunteers, we have created an extensive network of resources that help women regardless of things like money, race, orientation, identity, or passport power experience the magic of exploring and learning about the world. From virtual tours, to safety courses, to expert speakers, to local meetups, we are ensuring that travel is transformed from something for a privileged few to something for all women.

Our work has been recognized by organizations and brands like Delta, Facebook, Libsyn, and Cratejoy who see the impact of what we're doing, the ability, to further our mission, and the opportunity to connect with their audience on a more personal level.

  • 1Her Adventures Funded by Facebook, as a part of it's 2021 Community Accelerator Program
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21 Community Leaders Who Inspired Us in 2021 | Meta

See how community leaders from around the world have brought people together on Facebook and beyond.

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How to Make the Most of Traveling at Home with Her Adventures

Learn about the travel empowerment community Her Adventures -- and get tips to make the ultimate staycation -- in our interview!

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Interview with Arden Joy; Executive Director of Girls Who Travel – Femmes et villes

Founded in 2011, Girls Who Travel is one of the original online female travel networks. The organization has created a network for travelers who identify as non-masculine/non-male. The GWT mission aimsto empower women travelers to explore beyond their boundaries and to create a more connected and inclusive world through responsible global citizenship. One of GWT’s key goals is to endthe widespread culture of silence and violence by giving women around the globe a safe place to share, learn, grow and travel.

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Chicago group works to inspire women to take on international travel

The Her Adventures Facebook group works to inspire women to take solo trips.

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Chicago woman launches Facebook group to inspire tens of thousands of women worldwide to embrace travel

Arden Joy and Devan Murray talk about the Her Adventures Facebook goup and their mission of getting women across the world to embrace traveling and share new experiences.

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