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Maiden Voyage aims to connect women who are travelling so that they can meet and socialise in all manner of ways, be it over dinner, a trip to the theatre or even something more adventurous such as roller-blading. The primary aim is fun rather than busine...
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Inspired by her own solo business ...
Inspired by her own solo business trips, Carolyn Pearson founded the Maiden Voyage network in 2008, aiming to bring women travellers on business together with travel advice and hotel recommendations.
And now Red Carnation Hotels are among those recommended.
We speak to Carolyn about the network she created and how it awakens a passion for travel in female business travellers around the world.
Image credits: Carolyn Pearson, Founder of Maiden Voyage.
Carolyn Pearson, CEO, ...
Carolyn Pearson, CEO, Maiden Voyage will be leading a discussion on safety in conjunction with the Met Police; Pearson said "51 per cent of female business travellers have reportedly felt vulnerable at some point while staying in hotels.
Founder and CEO at MaidenVoyage.com After a 20+ year career in leading technology teams for brands such as ITV, Sony Music, KLM, the BBC and EasyJet, Carolyn left her corporate career to launch maidenvoyage in 2008.
She holds a degree in Business & IT, an MBA and has completed the Cranfield School of Management Advance Development Programme in Leadership.
speaks fluent Dutch having spent six years living in the Netherlands.
It was on a lonely business trip to LA that Maiden Voyage's founder, Carolyn Pearson decided to create a network for professional women business travellers.
Passionate about travel, Carolyn
was hugely disappointed at having missed her
opportunity to get out and explore one of the world's most vibrant cities and having returned to her
native England she
conducted market research to understand if other women felt the same way.
Encouragement to bring the site to life came from scores of other business women who had spent many lonely evenings in their hotel rooms, often working, usually eating room service to avoid the embarrassment of dining alone in a restaurant or being the subject of unwanted attention.
launched maidenvoyage.com in 2008 and it was soon to be widely covered by the global press including the New York Times, the Guardian, CNN and BBC
Carolyn Pearson, CEO, ...
Carolyn Pearson, CEO, Maiden Voyage
As well as having the opportunity ...
As well as having the opportunity to network, delegates will get to hear from guest speaker Carolyn Pearson, founder and CEO of Maiden Voyage, the business women's travel network.