Thank you! Metro Women’s Leadership Summit


Thank you Joanne Vero and Metro Women’s Leadership Summit for the honor of speaking with Kim Sardo and Debbie-Ann White.

VIDEO from Workshop #10: Wonder Woman Needs To Wander Also! Why Travel Is So Important For Females

Debbie-Ann White (Senior Vice President of Public Relations and Promotions at Unique Vacations, Inc. (UVI))

Kim Sardo (Beaches BFF Girls Getaway Events)

Lisa Ellen Niver (Television Host, Travel Journalist, We Said Go Travel)

The Metro Women’s Leadership Summit was a day to celebrate our diversity, teaching us how to unify our message and empower all that attends. The full-day program enlightened attendees on the most current challenges we face as women, highlighting real solutions to put into action steps.

If you take your vacation time, you are more likely to have been promoted within the last year and to have received a raise or bonus in the last three years! (From US Travel Association!)

Taking time off is associated with higher productivity, performance, more positive attitude toward work, increased happiness, improved mental and physical health, better relationships and social life.


What do Americans want to do with their vacation? Nearly all Americans (88%) are in search of a warm climate for their vacations.

Because of the conference, I was able to interview Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter, who was the keynote speaker for Ms. Magazine. Here is my article, What Growing Up X Taught Ilyasah Shabazz About Feminism.

Enjoy my videos from Beaches Resorts and Sandals Resorts where you can definitely relax!

Thank you to Joanne Vero for also including me in her conference, Travel Media Showcase. I first went in 2016 and in 2017 I won the grand prize for Travel Writing!

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.

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