Frequently Asked Questions

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Content FAQs

  • How long is each masterclass?

    Each lesson averages 30 - 60 minutes, and is tailored by topic to ensure enough time to cover essential knowledge and advanced insights.

  • Will I learn how to use weapons?

    No. Our belief is that your body is enough and your mind is powerful, and our lessons show you how to use them both to avoid or minimize danger, WITHOUT the use of weapons. Weapons often provide a false sense of safety, can do more harm than good if not used correctly, and are usually not legal to travel with. Our course has been specifically created to empower you with skills that mean you won't need them.

  • Who are the instructors / speakers?

    We’ve partnered with 30+ experts to bring you this incredible festival; all of our speakers are experts in their fields, with years worth of experience in their topic (simply put, they know what they're talking about!); you'll hear from self defence experts, sexual wellbeing professionals, pilots, psychologists, therapists, lecturers, doctors, disability advocates, National Parks specialists, and more. Check out full speaker bios on our Speaker page here.

  • What are the bonus materials?

    Our experts have put together bonus resources that will help you apply the key takeaways from each masterclass, whether this be audio files you can download, cheat sheets you can refer to, or checklists you can work off for jumping straight into action! These bonus' are only available to those on our annual plan.

  • Do I have to use your calendar & watch classes in order?

    Not at all. We have created a two week calendar you can follow if you'd like to move through the course with other members of our community, completing the same content on the same days. However you are welcome to move through the course at your own pace - you can binge it all in one day if you want to (it's actually very binge worthy!)

    There are also no pre-requisites in our course, you can complete sessions at your own pace, in any order you choose. Watch your favorites more than once - if you want to start with the closing keynote, and end with the opening keynote, you're more than welcome to!

  • How long do I have access for?

    If you have a Live Pass, you will have access to all course content for 14 days. If you have purchased an Annual Pass, your access remains valid for 365 days, and you have additional access to cheat sheets, checklists, and downloadables prepared by our experts.

  • Will anyone talk about COVID-19?

    Empowerful has been created to be an evergreen content resource, with health and safety advice you can apply to traveling in any situation. We encourage responsible travel within the health and safety regulations of each country you visit. However as COVID-19 is not a permanent part of the travel experience, we instead point you to official resources on the topic.

  • Will you be adding more topics?

    Yes! We regularly add content to Empowerful, and if you've signed up for our yearly plan, you'll have free access to new sessions that come available within the year of your subscription. If you would like to suggest a session topic for our agenda, please email community@solofemaletravelers.club

  • Are all sessions in English?

    Yes, all sessions are delivered in English, however we have a very diverse range of speakers whose mother tongue is not (meaning that while they deliver their classes in English, you'll be hearing many different accents). Diversity is one of the key values of Solo Female Travelers, we seek it and celebrate it and we want to bring the same ethos to Empowerful. This is why several of our speakers come from non English speaking countries such as Spain, Colombia, Malaysia or Brazil.

Payment FAQs

  • If I have a Live Pass, and decide I want 12 month access, can I upgrade?

    Absolutely! Contact us for a discount code for the Annual Pass, and you can pay the difference to upgrade to annual access, for 12 months of content + all the all the cheat sheets, checklists and downloadables from our experts. This offer is valid for up to one week after your account expires.

  • Will the Annual Pass charge me automatically to renew?

    No. The Annual Pass is charged as a one off cost, and will expire after 12 months. We add new content to the course regularly, so if you choose to renew for a second year, you can do so manually, we won't automatically charge your credit card.

  • Does your price include tax?

    No. Tax depends on your country of residence, and will be applied to your purchase on check-out if required, depending on where you live. This is something that varies between every single country.

  • Do you have a free trial?

    No, we do not offer a free trial of the course. Please review our agenda for a full overview of the topics covered, and our speaker page for the credentials of each speaker giving the masterclass.

  • Do you have a refund policy?

    Ticket sales are not subject to refunds. Please review our agenda for a full overview of the topics covered, and our speaker page for the credentials of each speaker giving the masterclass. If you sign on for the LIVE access, please make sure you have enough time within the preceding two week period to complete the full course.

  • I bought a Live Pass but didn't have time to watch the course. Can I get another login?

    If you sign on for our Live Pass, please make sure you have enough time within the preceding two week period to complete the full course. If you are unable to complete the content within the two week time period, we are happy to offer a discount code to upgrade to the annual plan, and pay the difference in price. This offer is valid for up to one week after your account expires.

  • I cannot afford the festival but I would really love to attend

    We are dedicated to making Solo Female Travel education as accessible as possible to all, and have a range of free live talks on our website. As far as Empowerful, we award a limited number of scholarships each year to those who would truly benefit from an award. Please contact us via email for a scholarship application form - community@solofemaletravelers.club

  • Should I read any fine print?

    Sure! We always encourage you to read the fine print. Here are the full terms and conditions of this course.

Media FAQs

  • Why was Empowerful born?

    When we conducted our first Solo Female Travel Survey, one of the most relevant take-aways was that women who travel solo unanimously worry about their personal safety (73%).

    Experience traveling solo reduces this fear from 79% among women who have traveled solo less than 5 times to 64% for those who have traveled more than 10 times on their own. But this is still far too high.

    Addressing this concern, solo female travelers now have the opportunity to learn everything they need to stay safe when traveling on their own thanks to Empowerful, a Solo Female Travel Safety, Wellness and Sexual Wellbeing Festival aimed at equipping women with the tools they need to stay safe when traveling.

  • Are you available for quotes and interview?

    We welcome inquiries for interview, and are happy to provide quotes for any press coverage or stories on Solo Female Travel. Please contact community@solofemaletravelers.club

  • Best media contact?

    Please contact community@solofemaletravelers.club with any media inquiries and Mar or Meg will get back to you.

  • Do you have a press kit?

    Please find all past press releases, profile images and biographies of the founders, and our brand media kit at this link.

  • What is Solo Female Travelers about?

    Solo Female Travelers is a global community of 78,000 women who love to travel solo. Founded in 2015, and led by experienced online publishers Mar Pages and Megan Jerrard, it was the world’s first community of its kind, and today remains one of the largest and most dynamic Facebook Groups for solo female travelers.

    The community is a trusted travel resource with a global footprint and members in over 100 different countries. Despite a huge cross section of age, heritage and travel experience, the community thrives on a diverse range of world views, and offers a supportive and empowering space where women from all walks of life come together for inspiration, travel advice, safety tips and to share stories and experiences.

    Solo Female Travelers is a place to connect with other fearless females. The group does not shy away from discussing controversial and current issues in the travel space respectfully for the education and enrichment of its members.

    The website, www.solofemaletravelers.club, is a hub for popular group resources, information on female only tours, travel planning tips, news on community events and webinars. Solo Female Travelers is a pioneering platform committed to female empowerment through travel on an international scale.

  • Do you have an affiliate program?

    Yes we do. Contact us to apply for our affiliate / referral program, where you earn a commission based on every sale made through your unique link.

Sponsorship FAQs

  • Are you open to sponsorship?

    Yes. Becoming an Empowerful sponsor is a fantastic way to place your brand in front of the Solo Female Travel market. Women make the overwhelming majority of travel bookings, for themselves, for their families, for their parents, for their colleagues and for their friends, and represent 70% of the hotel website visits. They are the real travel influencers.

    Contact community@solofemaletravelers.club to discuss sponsorship options.

  • My brand would love to give a masterclass

    We regularly add content to Empowerful, and are happy to discuss proposals for new masterclasses. Our masterclasses are value packed and practical, with actionable advice women can take away and apply to their travels & life. While the class itself must be non-promotional in nature, for approved speakers your branding will be mentioned on our speakers page, and within the recording within the context of your expertise on teaching the topic.

    Contact community@solofemaletravelers.club to discuss your proposed talk.

  • Do you have a media kit?

    Yes, please fill in the form on our Work With Us page to download our most recent press kit.

  • Do you offer consulting on the female market?

    Yes, if you are looking to better tailor your offer to Solo Female Travelers and want to better understand this segment to adapt your offer please reach out to discuss how we can help you with in-depth data or with our in-depth expertise.

    We provide consultancy services on how your business can better serve / cater to Solo Female Travelers, based on our annual survey insights, and corporate and staff training to equip your employees with the knowledge and skills to properly serve Solo Female Travelers. Contact community@solofemaletravelers.cub

  • Do you offer corporate training on the female market?

    Yes, we provide corporate and staff training to equip your employees with the knowledge and skills to properly serve Solo Female Travelers.

    We offer a range of learning options and can help you adapt your guest welcome processes or your concierge service. Contact community@solofemaletravelers.cub

  • Do you have an affiliate program?

    Yes we do. Contact us to apply for our affiliate / referral program, where you earn a commission based on every sale made through your unique link.