"Make the experience human," Evita Robinson from NOMADNESSOct 4, 2023
Meet Evita Robinson, Founder and CEO of NOMADNESS Travel Tribe. Evita is a travel industry icon (take it from National Geographic). She is an entrepreneur, speaker (experience her TED Talk), and the leader of a movement to encourage travel and destination brands to better serve Black and brown travelers, starting with the NOMADNESS community of 34,000 around the world.
In her Pass the Mic interview with Laura Fernandez, VP, Head of Industry for Travel + Tourism, Evita shares the incredible story of how she turned her love for travel into a passion felt by an entire community, launching a movement. Throughout her conversation with Laura, Evita’s boldness, curiosity, and compassion shine through. Take a listen to the full interview below.
Honoring humanity, learning from everyone, and embracing who you are—that’s what it takes to be the kind of leader who inspires a movement. Here are some motivational highlights.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Highlight: “Not judging a book by its cover. You never know who you're talking to, and you never know who that person is going to talk to when you're not in the room. And so just being mindful of the human condition is a really big thing for me.” – Evita Robinson
Derive insights from everyone.
Highlight: “I chose the people that made the experience human. But the reason why I bring that up, the line that it draws to my professional life, is I derive habits, inspiration, insight from everyone.” – Evita Robinson
Fully be yourself.
Highlight: “Don looks at me right before he goes out on stage, and he says, “…We brought you here to fully be yourself. Don't feel like you’ve got to change anything… Go out there and go do your thing.’ And that was the last thing I heard before I went on that stage and gave that keynote.” – Evita Robinson
Share your opinion last.
Highlight: “I like to give my opinion last in meetings… I also understand the energy that I walk in with and the confidence that I can walk into a room or a conversation with, and I never want that to overpower someone else's idea.” – Evita Robinson
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