Ep 31 | Femmebnb: Creating a Safe Space for Female Travelers with Yaa Birago
Welcome to Season 3 where I’ll be speaking to women in the travel industry who are having an impact on the travel industry and helping others live their best lives. We’ll be covering corporate runaway stories, remote work tips, grief and travel, planning for retirement, solo female travel, moving abroad, building generational income, and much more!
In this episode I sit down with Yaa Priscilla Birago to talk about her exciting new venture Femmebnb. Yaa is a mentor, speaker, IT consultant, philanthropist and a social entrepreneur. She is the Co-founder and CEO of Femmebnb Inc., the first social networking vacation and short-term rental platform that allows women to rent their spaces to other women in hopes of maximizing safety, comfort, and peace of mind.
What we discuss
- The inspiration behind Femmebnb
- Do female only spaces discriminate against men?
- Where her passion for travel technology, women travel safety, and improving women’s travel experiences across the globe came from
- How she made the leap from Criminology and Sociology to Information Technology and Travel
- How FemmeBnB addresses diversity and inclusion in the travel industry
- As a business owner does she ever face imposter syndrome
- Traveling with and without kids
Yaa Priscilla Birago is a mentor, speaker, IT consultant, philanthropist and a social entrepreneur. She is the Co-founder and CEO of Femmebnb Inc., the first social networking vacation and short-term rental platform that allows women to rent their spaces to other women in hopes of maximizing safety, comfort, and peace of mind.
She created the company to provide a safe space, peace of mind and a community for women travelers after she had a terrifying experience as a solo traveler in Rome. Yaa holds a B.A degree in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Windsor but her passion for tech, women and children advancement has led her into the Information Technology and Non-Profit sector for the past 10 years.
Yaa is also the Co-Founder and President of Hands of a Hero Foundation (HOHF), a non-profit organization that provides workshop, mentorship, leadership, art and career development programs for youth and children in Canada and Ghana. Under her leadership, the organization has executed many impactful programs and projects. HOHF was a recipient of the Global Impact Award by JIC Awards of Excellence.
Yaa was a recipient of Women’s Courage International Award and she was named as a Black Canadian Role Model and Top 100 Black Women to watch in Canada. She was also selected as Top30 under30 Pioneers by FOG and in March 2020, she was recognized as WOCStar Woman to watch. Yaa is passionate and enthusiastic about youth development, travel technology, women travel safety, sustainable travel, and improving women’s travel experiences across the globe.
Connect with Yaa on her website Femmebnb, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Listen, Review, Subscribe
If you enjoyed this episode we’d love if you could rate, review and subscribe to the She Hit Refresh podcast.