InfluenceHers Abroad was created to empower women from diverse personal and professional backgrounds with opportunities to travel, give back, and connect with other like minded women. Our volunteer trips abroad aim show our InfluenceHers—and the people they serve— that regardless of their race, gender, or socioeconomic background, that they can make a difference and “influence” positive change in the world,
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 like herself. Britt became determined to diversify the face of “voluntourism” and 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.