Aug. 3, 2022

Episode 156 Vanessa Karel

Episode 156 Vanessa Karel

Disruptive CEO Nation Podcast with Allison K. Summers

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Vanessa Karel Show Notes

Disruptive CEO Nation Podcast with Allison K. Summers

Episode 156

Vanessa Karel, is a second-time Founder, Serial Entrepreneur, Storyteller, and Creative Producer. She was recently named as one of the 100 rising Latinx Startup founders to watch through her work founding Greether; a travel startup that helps women travel safer. Vanessa is also currently leading Girls in Tech, San Francisco as their Manager Director.  Born in the USA, raised in Mexico City. Growing up constantly traveling, Vanessa always found an interest in exploring different cultures and expanding horizons.  In 2020, she finally realized what had been lacking throughout her solo journeys, while traveling alone being stranded in Morocco in the middle of the pandemic. Which led to her founding a safety platform for female travelers around the world named Greether.  The platform targets some of the most important SDGs and sustainable UN development goals, which are to reduce safety risks for women and to increase income opportunities for them through sustainable tourism. Having only worked on Greether for a year, the web application has organically grown users in over 80 countries and 300 cities around the world.

In our conversation, Vanessa Karel explains:

  • Vanessa’s travel experiences in other countries and why she created Greether to keep travelers safe in unknown countries. 
  • Vanessa’s journey into Silicon Valley and the other various tech startups she has managed. 
  • Increasing job opportunities for women. 

Be sure to check out Vanessa’s links listed below.  Enjoy the show!

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