OkayAfrica's 100 Women celebrates African women who are making waves, shattering ceilings, and uplifting their communities.
Zim Ugochukwu is a young Nigerian who is building an innovative business around making international travel more inclusive for people of color. The Travel Noire hashtags are making the rounds on social media, for the smart and savvy globe trotter.
The platform is “circumventing traditional channels, sourcing breathtaking images of travelers of color, crafting original, authentic content, building digital communities and artisanal international experiences, Travel Noire is reframing the story of the international traveler. And it’s a bit rebellious,” says Ugochukwu.
Travel Noire has had an exciting past two years, selling out of every product on offer and winning loyal fans who look to the website for their next big travel experience. Ugochukwu is a leader of the new school entrepreneurs, and regularly posts picturesque images on her social media account that show's the world's beauty.
Ugochukwu is a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree whose work has featured in The New York Times, TIME, CBS This Morning, ELLE, The Nation, Essence, NPR and more. Glamour Magazine also named Ugochukwu as one of 25 Young Women Changing the World.
Her ability to problem solve, build communities and reinvent is the reason Ugochukwu is the success that she is.