Episode 14: Unemployed with $50 and a Dream to Forbes 30 under 30 w/ Travel Noire Founder Zim Ugochukwu


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In this Episode, Minority Trailblazer Zim Ugochukwu shares;

  • How she built this enterprise with just $50
  • How she built her brand to over 180,000 followers
  • How to find cheap Travel Options
  • and much much more

Perfect show to share with;

  • Entrepreneurs
  • World Travelers and ASPIRING World Travelers
  • People that love positive, transparent, and actionable conversations with World Changers


Information About Zim Ugochukwu:

Less than 3 years ago, Zim launched Travel Noire, a rapidly growing online platform dedicated to helping unconventional travelers discover their journey. From dreaming up a new destination to planning how to get there, to maximizing your experience while there, Travel Noire is creating a suite of products to help consumers travel better, farther and cheaper than ever before! In a relatively short amount of time, Travel Noire has become the “gold standard” in black travel. In her previous life, she was an activist, genetic researcher & Henry Luce Scholar, and currently uses the skills that she gained in the corporate world to lead an audience in the tens of thousands, on a mission to verbally and visually obliterate stereotypes about black travel. She was named one of Glamour Magazine’s “20 Amazing Young Women Changing the World” and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Ebony, New York Times, The Nation, Black Enterprise and most recently Forbe’s 30 under 30! Zim’s talents and experiences allow her to see the bigger picture and implement projects that not only spark creativity, but encourage people to live life beyond their borders.


Zim’s Favorite Quote

To live life in crescendo is to constantly look forward. It means that your greatest work, and contribution, is always ahead of you.”- Kevin Hall

Zim’s Favorite Book

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

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