Deirdre Amola: Balance in Bali
Release Date: 08/06/2020
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Deirdre Amola is the epitome of Black Girl Magic. She kicked the 14 hr workday of Corporate America to the curb and dared to dream. Having traveled to 60+ countries, she now curates epic adventures through her thriving travel company, Black Travel Fest from her new home in Bali, Indonesia.info_outline Episode 1 - Welcome to the Blaxit Global Podcast!
Close your eyes and imagine living a life you love….UNAPOLOGETIC and unbothered...free from daily microaggressions from Karen’s and Ken’s...free from the fear of police brutality and systemic racism. Wouldn’t that feel amazing? Now, open your eyes. What if I told you, that it’s possible. Hear inspiring stories and get the actual blueprints from brothers and sisters of the diaspora who are living out their wildest dreams abroad. You’ve heard the term, now be inspired by the movement, welcome to Blaxit Global!info_outline
Have you ever had times in your life when your spirit has called you to do something and you listened? Deirdre Amola felt that calling and it led her to leave the hustle and bustle of the corporate world for the balance she longed for in Bali, Indonesia.
Deirdre is a proud alumna of Florida A&M University and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she gained her MBA. She has extensive corporate experience having worked at Chevron Corporation and The Boston Consulting Group, but she left it all behind to follow her dreams of combining her passions of travel and entrepreneurship.
Today, she lives in Bali and owns Black Travel Fest, a company focused on curating epic group travel experiences around the world for the melanated professional. In addition to this, she's actively creating pathways to help those who are looking to move abroad make the transition.
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