SFT Events and Live Webinar Sessions

We host a wide range of meet-up events, as well as live educational sessions exclusively for our community (for free!) with the intention to encourage, empower and inspire women to plan a trip and travel solo. You will also find sessions related to working and traveling, as well as starting your own company so you can work online, or sessions on some of the best travel jobs.

Live webinars are streamed to the Facebook group and often the page, and stay there permanently. Below you can find quick links to all of them so you can replay them at any time.

Add our upcoming events to your calendar so you can tune in live, or catch up on previous webinars and sessions you may have missed. The below links will open the resource within the Facebook group – you must be a member to access / attend. Select resources are available to the public on our YouTube Channel (remember to subscribe!).

Have an idea for a session? Reach out to Meg and Mar via [email protected]

Pitches for hosting a session should include a concrete idea, as well as your credentials and experience for covering the topic. We only partner with speakers who are experts in their field, and can provide a session with valuable, actionable advice for our members.

Quick Links to All Events & Live Sessions

What our Members Have to Say

Nicola James

Thank you ladies for the live video, it was extremely informative and was great to hear from Claire with all her knowledge and experience.

I think you may have changed my life! ?

Nimia Valiente

This [photography workshop] is so great! Thanks so much, I was not able to watch it live but just watched the recording. I was so excited that Carol got to go over my photo. Thanks a ton! ?

Melissa Ann

I highly recommend the live videos. They are recorded so you can watch at a time that works best for your schedule. Put them on your calendar!

I have taken something away from every video, both personal and for work. I work with children in education and creating awareness of different topics and cultures is my passion. I will definitely be traveling with a different lens/new perspective when borders open again.

I so appreciate the different video topics. It is a bright spot I look forward to during this crazy time.

Replay Live Webinars / Sessions

Interviews With Women Who Inspire

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1st Australian and Slovakian Women to Visit Every Country in the World!

Don’t miss this inspiring evening with Rach and Marty: the 1st Australian and Slovakian women to visit every country in the world!

Rach and Marty from Very Hungry Nomads will take us on a tour around the world as they complete (in 2020) their quest to be the 1st Australian and Slovakian women to visit every country!

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An Evening with the World’s Most Well Traveled Woman!

Don’t miss this inspiring interview with Audrey Walworth – the world’s most well traveled woman!

Audrey started traveling in 1969 and has now visited every country in the world. She was the first woman (and probably still the only one) to have visited all 324 territories, and is still traveling, at the age of 87.

She and Mar share stories from over 50 years worth of travel!

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She Travels The World, Despite Being Legally Blind

Don’t miss this SUPER inspiring interview with Kerry Kijewski; a writer, blogger, podcaster, and advocate who was born legally blind, but doesn’t let that stop her from traveling the world!

Kerry explores the world using her remaining senses and likes to paint pictures using words. She was raised on travel and its many benefits and she recognizes the great privilege in that.

She Sailed Across the Atlantic Ocean!

Larissa Clark is the co-founder of adventure travel specialists Another World Adventures, the place to go if you’re looking for inspiration for an out-of-the-box travel experience or to join a small group for an extraordinary journey.

In this inspiring interview we chat to Larissa about the time she sailed a 100 year old tall ship during a transatlantic sailing voyage from Europe to Brazil, how YOU can take a sailing adventure too!

Destination Sessions (Traveling Here as a Solo Female Traveler)

Traveling to Egypt with Jackie Jacob

Jackie Jacob is a solo female traveler turned entrepreneur and co-founder of Anton’s Egypt Tours.

Jackie will answer the top questions about all things related to Egypt travel, including how to keep safe, best time to visit, best tourist attractions, activities and destinations, etc. so get your questions ready because we are heading to the land of the Pharaohs!

Click play to watch: This is a PUBLIC session! Or, watch the unedited version directly in Facebook.

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Travel to Sardinia

Claudia Tavani is a former human rights lawyer who abandoned her academic career to pursue a life of travel. Through My Adventures Across the World she wishes to inspire others to travel more and better.

Originally from Sardinia, she recently launched another site / Strictly Sardinia– to spread the word about what she believes is the most beautiful island in the world.

This session takes us on a journey to Sardinia; a large island at the heart of the Mediterranean, part of Italy, but incredibly different!

Antarctica: Everything You Need to Know

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about traveling to Antarctica in this live Q&A session with experts from Quark Expeditions.

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Tanzania & Kilimanjaro Q&A with a Local Guide

Glory Thobias joins us live from Arusha to answer all your questions about the trip we have organized to visit the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar and tell us all about Climbing Kilimanjaro, something she has done 200+ times, YES! More than 200 times!!

Glory is one of the very few female guides in Tanzania and was recognised as the Best Female Guide by Tanzania National Park Authority (TANAPA) in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

She is passionate about empowering women and girls in tourism and founded the Tanzania Women Guides Foundation, an NGO focused on connecting women to opportunities in tourism so the future generations are more gender balanced.

Exploring Morocco

Amanda Mouttaki is an American writer, blogger, and entrepreneur based in Marrakech. She is the voice behind the popular website MarocMama which inspires readers from all over the world to visit Morocco and broaden their horizons on the country, it’s traditions, and its cuisine. 

Amanda also owns Marrakech Food Tours, a company that helps English speaking guests discover what and where Moroccans really eat.

Amanda will be discussing travel to Morocco as a woman who has traveled and/or lived in the country for the last 15 years including issues of safety, when and where to go and ways to go beyond the normal tourist activities to have enriching experiences. 

Responsible Travel to the Maldives (+ Visiting Solo!)

We’re going to the Maldives to explore the country and learn to be more responsible travelers under water with Tammy and Tiana from the eco-conscious luxury resort Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives.

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Planning a US National Park Adventure

Jennifer is the founder of National Park Obsessed, an online resource that helps you plan the most amazing National Park adventures.

She is a National Park expert who has spent an extensive amount of time in the US National Parks, having been to over 250 of the US National Park Units and 54 of the National Parks (on a mission to visit all 62).

She is an expert at planning National Park trips and shares her knowledge of the Parks; how to plan your own adventure, plus a tour through some of the best!

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Travel to Armenia

Megan Starr is a travel blogger and writer who focuses on content from the Eastern Bloc and Scandinavia. She has spent the last year and a half living in Yerevan, Armenia and runs Absolutearmenia.com a website dedicated to developing tourism in the country.

This session is your official inside scoop into travel to Armenia; one of the least known and visited countries and a hidden gem of wine, heritage, mountains, nature and food in the caucasus!

Adventures Across Africa

Join us as Sarah from G Adventures takes us on a virtual tour of Africa, across Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa’s Cape, and Namibia.

Sarah Soldevila-O’Mahony has been with G Adventures for 4 years, and loves working for a company that believes travel can change the world.

Sarah studied a BA Hons in Travel and Hospitality Management and has always worked in the travel industry. She has visited just over 70 countries and one of her greatest achievements was travelling solo for a year on a round the world ticket, climbing Kilimanjaro and having the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Gorilla’s in Uganda.  

She discovered G when she was a travel agent and ended up booking two back to back trips travelling South and Central America for four months.

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Traveling to India with Mariellen Ward (India 101)

Mariellen Ward is Canadian by birth, though has spent more than 6 of the last 14 years in India. She now lives in North India, in Rishikesh, and considers India to be her “soul culture.” With her travel blog, Breathedreamgo, and her custom travel company, India for Beginners, she aims to encourage and help other female travelers to go after their dreams.

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How to Plan for Trekking in Nepal

Anya from Unexpected Occurrence and local trekking guide Asmita Sapkota guiding us through everything we need to know about trekking in Nepal as a Solo Female Traveler!

In this session you’ll learn:

  • Popular treks you can take in Nepal
  • Lesser known treks that are absolutely worth doing
  • How to plan and pack for trekking
  • Pros and cons of trekking with or without a guide
  • Best ways to train in advance
  • Cost of trekking (how much you should budget)

Travel Tips Webinars

Self Defense for Solo Female Travelers

Learn how to protect yourself when traveling solo with practical and realistic self-defense tips from experienced trainer and martial arts expert Qin Yunquan.

Yunquan was named one of Forbes Asia 30 under 30 in 2018 and is the only martial artist to have been awarded the Queen’s Young Leaders Award in recognition of her work to teach women and children self-defence.

She leads Kapap Academy Singapore, a social enterprise that empowers women, children and vulnerable groups to learn simple self-defense techniques.


How to Choose the Right Travel Insurance

Do you buy travel and medical insurance before your trips? Do you know the difference between travel and medical insurance, and exactly what you should cover?

Carolin Pilligrath has been travelling the world as a digital nomad for years until she set up a home base in her soul home Australia. She currently works as a Partnerships Consultant for SafetyWing and shares her industry knowledge and expertise on how to choose the right travel insurance.

She is also the founder of Breathing Travel where she creates stories & gear for adventurous souls, beach bums and travel addicts.

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How to Pick a Yoga Retreat

When it comes to Yoga Retreats, you can go on a simple retreat in the yoga capital of the world from $99 (yes, ONLY $99!) or to a luxury retreat in the Greek Islands for $2,500 – your choice!

Get expert tips choosing a yoga retreat from Charlotte at BookYogaRetreats, where you can find more than 6,000 yoga retreats all over the world.

Charlotte is an avid traveler who has been working in the tech travel industry for more than 8 years and has a passion for wellness, travel, and yoga – which she can combine working at BookYogaRetreats by Tripaneer, in her job as Strategic Partnerships Manager.

Charlotte will talk about different types of yoga retreats, and how to pick one!


Ethical Animal Tourism

Ashley Markewinski is a former zookeeper, lead keeper at two zoos, with a Bachelor’s degree in animal science and nutrition, and a Master’s degree in Zoology, with a focus on animal behaviour and welfare.

Join us as we discuss animal rights vs. welfare, the role of zoos and how to critically evaluate animal interactions on our travels. Let’s educate ourselves about the pros and cons of animal tourism so we can be more responsible travelers.

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Learn more about your carbon footprint and how to reduce it as well as travel tips to minimise your impact on the environment when traveling.

Michelle Li is the founder of Clever Carbon, an organization that teaches people about their carbon footprint in a hip, modern, and relatable way. She believes a carbon literate society is one where transparency and accountability will flourish and one worth striving for. As responsible travelers, we want to enable #clevercarbondecisions for all.

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How to Stay Healthy in Life & Travel

Paula is a former International Marketing Manager, a professional Figure Athlete, and founder of the adventure travel & healthy lifestyle blog, Paula Pins the Planet

Travel & Be Healthy is her philosophy for a happy life and Paula has decided to share her journey and inspire and empower others to find life balance and follow a healthy lifestyle.  

Paula’s background includes extensive experience finding a balance between her career, travel, and a healthy lifestyle. For over 20 years, she has worked on some of the largest corporate businesses in the world, she has lived on 3 continents, traveled for business and leisure to over 40 countries, and has more than 25 years’ experience with fitness and health.

This session will inspire and empower you to find a constant healthy life balance, including how to maintain healthy habits while traveling, how to include fitness in your travels, how to enjoy local food in a healthy way, and exercises you can do on the go, without any equipment, from a hotel room.

How to Travel Long Term

Ever wondered how to plan a long trip on your own?

Patricia from Mimochilayyo decided to quit everything and follow her dream in 2016. She spent 3 years traveling mostly solo and shares tips and tricks for planning an extended trip and making the most of long-term traveling.

Everything You Need to Know About Glamping

River rafting between luxury camps, harvesting vegetables for a farm-to-table dinner, and ziplining to your treehouse suite, Anne Collins Howard breaks the mold of big-box hotels to tell us all about how to transform camping into a glamorous affair!

A National Geographic Author, to write their newest book, Comfortably Wild, Anne and husband Mike went on a two-year quest to find the best glamping destinations in North America and author the first guide on this trending travel style.

Glamping in over 60 places across nine countries, they found more than a collection of gorgeous accommodations, but also the transformative experiences that make glamping the ultimate style of travel.

Anne and Mike started HoneyTrek.com in 2011 and have since become known as the “World’s Longest Honeymoon” couple. They were approached by National Geographic to write the publisher’s first book on couples travel, they authored Ultimate Journeys for Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent and it’s since been published in four languages.

How to Travel More Sustainably

Kendal from Wander Without Waste is a sustainable and zero waste travel blogger educating travelers and travel industry professionals how to wander without waste.

Passionate about sustainable travel and minimising our impact on the environment, she will give us all tips we can implement today to reduce our footprint while traveling!

We will be discussing some easy sustainable “wins” and some long-term sustainable goals perfect for solo female travelers to adopt and make a positive impact on the planet!

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How to Make the Most of a Travel Agent

Laura Clear is an Australian travel agent who works for hundreds of clients across the country.

She talks to us about how to make the most of a travel agent as a traveler – why you should use them, when you should use them (and when you’d be better off booking independently), and things to watch out for to make sure you’re getting the most benefit out of going through a travel agent.

Plus, any other burning questions you want to know!

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How to Travel With Care

Make more responsible travel decisions with Veronique, Director of PR and CSR for Accor Group APAC.

Embrace a a whole new way of thinking which prioritizes responsible travel, and considers the impact we have on the communities and environments we visit abroad.

The Invisible Baggage

Gabriela Sirbu is an expert practitioner with in-depth knowledge in peace and conflict and talks to us about why we travel to escape but end up taking an invisible baggage with us.

With a Master Degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation and a specialization within practical psychology, Gabriela works as a therapist and holds seminars and workshops on multicultural communications.

Her main goal is to help people become aware of how their invisible luggage is influencing their communication patterns, their behavior, and their life.

Tips for Taking Better Travel Photos (and Selfies!)

Photographer and social entrepreneur, Carole Edrich balances her working day between photojournalism and her social startup Dance Grist. She is a prize winning photographer who has taught photography to over 3,000 people aged between 9 and 92.

Carole specialises in extreme sports, adventure, travel and dance photography and will teach us how to take better travel photos (and selfies!) when traveling alone.

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How Travel Can Have a Positive Impact

Evie Ndhlovu is a Zimbabwean with a passion for community development and Indigenous tourism and G Adventures Community Development Specialist for East and Southern Africa.

From a very young age she has been actively engaged in social work and developmental roles that saw her pursuing a career in community service and global development.

She holds a degree in Economic Development and Management from Monash University South Africa and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Global Development.

Evie is very passionate about sustainable tourism and micro-economical business training for Indigenous entrepreneurs. She is an activist for gender-based equality and has been involved with key organisations that are firm in raising awareness and aid for young women and children in Zimbabwe.

Evie believes that there are a very few problems in life that can’t be fixed with a smile or a hug.

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Travel Edition: Never Have I Ever… ?

A night of laughs led by Patricia CM from Mimochilayyo where will have fun together and connect over crazy travel stories!

BYO Wine!

Work & Travel Training Sessions

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Teaching English has become one of the most popular travel jobs in recent years.

Learn EVERYTHING you need to know about teaching English online or abroad from Linda, who has taught in both Korea and China, and now works with International TEFL or TESOL Training, a company graduating 8,000 students every year since 1997.

International TEFL and TESOL Training is the most complete resource to gain certifications to teach English abroad. Members of the Solo Female Travelers community get 10% OFF regular prices when applying for the courses here.

How to Start a Blog with Jessie Festa

Jessie Festa is the travel blogger behind the solo female travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, and the online responsible tourism and culture magazine, Epicure & Culture. She’s been teaching blogging courses since 2013, and currently runs an online school that hosts over 3,500 students.

If you’ve been thinking of starting a blog, make sure you watch this session!

How to Travel More with a Full Time Job

Jen Ruiz is a lawyer turned travel blogger, author & public speaker. She takes us through the contents of her book You Need A Vacation!: How to Travel with a Full-Time Job.

We talk about the argument for taking your vacation days and how to get over the guilt, how to negotiate more leave time at all stages of a job, how to make the most of limited time off, and how to come back seamlessly after your trip!

Click play to watch: This is a PUBLIC session! Or, watch the unedited version directly in Facebook.

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Volunteering Abroad using Work Exchange Programs

Claire Sturzaker is an expert in solo female travel, and has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Europe, having lived and worked in several countries using work exchange, volunteer programmes and summer jobs.

Claire will talk about Work Away and similar programs you can join to exchange volunteering work for accommodation and/or meals while traveling.

Using Canva for Beautiful Graphic Design

Don’t miss Meg’s tutorial on using Canva for beautiful graphic design; learn how to make beautiful designs for creative use at both work and home.

Canva is a free web app that lets you to design literally anything, and its drag and drop functionality makes it easy to do whatever you want. It’s graphic design for dummies, you can easily fool people into thinking you’re a design professional.

Meg is a professional content creator who uses Canva on a daily basis for the creation of ebooks and magazines for clients, as well as social media and blog banners, and scrapbooking from her favorite trips around the globe.

How to Build an Online Business (and Productivity Tips)

From being a teacher in the Philippines to digital nomad and online entrepreneur, Anna has built a successful (6 figure) online business including a blog with over 500k monthly views, and a course on how to do the same with 100’s of students.

Join us for a session on how to build an online business, and how to stay productive throughout the process!