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 an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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