InfluenceHers Abroad was created to empower more women, focusing on but not limited women of color, with opportunities to use travel and give back. Our volunteer trips abroad aim show our InfluenceHers—and the people they serve—no matter how big or small, and regardless of their race and gender, that they can make a difference and “influence” positive change in the world,  



 

Brittany grey

Founder

 
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In October of 2015, Britt left her humdrum 9-to-5 at a New York City ad agency to travel the world—and do it all on her own. While Britt enjoyed the life-changing experience of visiting 15 countries in a little under a year, travel wasn’t all fun and games; she also volunteered in Greece at the height of the Syrian refugee crisis, and mentored young girls through a small community organization in Githurai, Kenya. Her inspiration for InfluenceHers came from her time in Kenya, where many of the local students admitted they had never encountered international volunteers of color. Britt became determined to diversify the face of “voluntourism” and put more women of color at the forefront of charitable work. 


As a fitness enthusiast and music lover, Britt also enjoys inspiring others to improve their physical and mental well-being—and singing at the top of her lungs in the shower!  She’s never in the same place for too long, but she’s now a proud resident of Brooklyn, New York.