Media Update: UN Women’s I am Woman Global Digital Campaign

A couple of months ago, I was invited to contribute and join the UN Women’s new digital campaign “I am (wo)man,” currently underway.

 The campaign seeks to share simple stories of change due to women’s economic empowerment. The stories come from women and men from every walk of life and from nearly every country in the world.

It’s an honor to be featured this week on the UN Women’s site, and to contribute a bit of my story–my upbringing, how I ended up where I am today and what gave me the courage to leap from law to travel writing. You can also view my Facebook post.

 

Be sure to scroll the Empower Women’s Multimedia Center to read through all the other inspiring profiles from around the world, reflecting the importance of economic independence. You can also view them weekly on Facebook.

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For more press coverage, click here.

 

Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning writer, photographer, guidebook author, and blogger specializing in the Caribbean region. Her work has been published in major travel publications, including CNN, AFAR, Delta Sky, Lonely Planet, Shermans Travel, and BBC, among others. A self-professed "culture-holic," Lily left her native Ethiopia at age one, fast developing a passion for the expat life. In 2008, she ditched her US corporate law career for the road and created Sunshine and Stilettos— a travel photography blog showcasing authentic ways to experience the Caribbean, through culture and nature. Lily has since partnered with multiple travel brands and Caribbean tourism boards, and also authors major print guidebooks on three Caribbean destinations, including Belize, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. She is the 2016 recipient of the Marcia Vickery Wallace Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism from the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Jamaica Tourist Board.

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