Sole Sisters Search Updates - The FinalistsWednesday, June 10, 2015
A few weeks ago, we launched the Sole Sisters Search and we received more than 50 applications from all over the world. It's very difficult to decide because we really enjoyed going through all your blogs and stories.
After a lot of consideration, we've brought the list down to 10. Here are the women travelers we are considering to be part of the We Are Sole Sisters community (in no particular order):
Meryl of En Route to Adventure is a twenty five year old from Manila. She recently left her job to pursue her passions. She enjoys traveling so much that she spends countless hours reading, researching and daydreaming about it. She's counting down the days to her big backpacking trip in October. Her plan is to hit six countries in Southeast Asia for two months because there’s nothing more exciting than being an independent, solo woman traveling at her own pace. Being on the road makes her feel alive and she can’t wait to take on the challenge of living out of a 7kg backpack!
Julienne of Morena Travels is a 26 year old Filipina who's lived in Hong Kong for four years as an editor of a tourism magazine. Her time working in Asia's most competitive city - in addition to being born of a mother stronger and more successful than any other woman she's ever known - has moulded her to into an empowered, ambitious, and moderately feminist thinker. She loves getting lost in nature, trying new things, clean eating, and fitness (today, yoga and running; tomorrow, boxing, surfing, horse riding... bring it on!). Slotting in neatly into the Filipino stereotype, she loves to sing, dance, and present thanks to her dad's musical side of the family. Her passion is discourse with intelligent globe-trotters who have a lot to bring to the table, and loves learning from great minds. Currently based in Spain but soon returning to Asia, Julienne has just turned down a job offer in Tokyo in search of a more meaningful career. She hopes to build a distinct and powerful globally-Asian female voice in the blogosphere challenging archetypes and stigmas while still being a fun read and a visual treat!
***Editor's Note: The Sole Sister Search is not a competition or a popularity contest. We appreciate all the women who have expressed their interest to be part of our community. We are dedicated in empowering women travelers and not putting them down. We are a sisterhood of women who make travel happen for ourselves and for others.
To everyone who joined, we appreciate you and we still welcome your contributions to our website. To the women travelers who are shortlisted, congratulations and we will contact you shortly to schedule your skype interview.
We're excited to connect with all these awesome women and can't wait to announce the next Sole Sisters on June 15!