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Christine Winebrenner Irick

2023 Fellow

Founder, Lotus Sojourns

Christine Winebrenner Irick
United States of America

Christine Winebrenner Irick is the founder of Lotus Sojourns and the host of the Soul of Travel podcast. Lotus Sojourns is a mindful adventure travel company with global journeys designed in collaboration with or in support of local social impact projects or gender equity initiatives. She also has a unique offering for destinations to partner to create an Amplified Sojourn, a 3-month immersive experience deepening a traveler’s understanding of the country before traveling. Her company supports UN SDG 5, Gender Equality; SDG 4, Quality Education; SDG 13, Climate Action; and SDG 3, Good Health and Well-Being. Christine’s podcast celebrates women making a positive impact in tourism and was recognized in 2022 by Wanderful, receiving the Bessie Award for a brand that has gone above and beyond to support, empower and represent women in the past year. She has worked with tourism organizations to help tell the stories of their brands or events by curating on-camera interviews during the event or hosting interviews with speakers to promote the organization’s events. Her over twenty-year career has strengthened her dedication to creating a positive impact as travelers and her belief that tourism allows us to better understand ourselves, the world, and the interconnectedness of the planet and all its life forms. She wants women everywhere to know themselves to be equal and valuable members of our global community. She has a Master of Tourism Administration from George Washington University with concentrations in Sustainable Destination Management and Event Planning. She is a bookworm, yogi, and girl mom.

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