Go Girl Live Event Encourages Global Travel and Activism

For adventurous, globally-minded women who love travel, there’s nothing like encouragement from others who feel the same. And on Thursday, October 25, an online magazine and non-profit organization will bring these globetrotters together for some networking, story sharing and support for a worthy cause.

Go Girl, a three-year-old online magazine that encourages women to be globally engaged through travel, volunteering, activism and education, is hosting its second networking event at 6PM at The Grafton Pub, 4530 N. Lincoln Ave. The event, Go Girl Live, is designed to bring together independent, international ladies (self-defined Go Girls) in a relaxed locale for a few drinks to support the non-profit Global Girls Inc. The organization uses the performing arts to reach girls age 8-18, involving them in socially conscious, participant-driven theatre, which lets them express their issues and concerns.

The goal? To build young women’s self-confidence and belief in their own talents, encourage their curiosity in the big and diverse world around them, and allow them to grow into “Go Girls” themselves.

All of this week’s Go Girl Live admission fees ($10 in advance, $15 at the door) will benefit Global Girls Inc. Young ladies from the program will provide live storytelling, called “Stories from the Hearth,” at Thursday’s event.

Go Girl founder and editor-in-chief, Beth Santos, says it’s all about “a community of women who travel, who get involved, and who are actively taking part in the world around them.” And Thursday’s networking soirée lets these courageous chicas come together and tell their own travel stories while supporting their younger sisters. The event will do in person what Santos’ magazine does online — inspire women to live globally.

Female writers for Go Girl share a host of international experiences, from living like a local in a lighthouse in Turkey to sipping one’s way through Spain’s Rioja wine region to the search for authentic British scones in the Big Apple. The magazine reaches more than 6,500 readers in 110 countries each month.

Want to get in on the conversation and support a worthwhile female cause? Get more info and tickets for this week’s Go Girl Live event here.


About Maureen Jenkins

Maureen Jenkins is a food/travel writer and communications professional who's visited nearly 35 countries and territories, lived in Florence, Italy, and recently spent a year living in a charming village near Paris, France. The self-proclaimed 'urban travel girl' talks travel, food and wine – abroad and in Chicago – in "TCW Travel Connection.” Read more of her thoughts on living globally at UrbanTravelGirl.com.