OWN IT Speaker Profiles: Zim Ugochukwu

OWN IT Speaker Profiles


After last year’s overwhelming success, the OWN IT Summit is back! As The Hoya is the campus media partner, 4E will be periodically bringing you profiles of the illustrious speakers. Our third featured speaker is the founder and CEO of Travel Noire, Zim Ugochukwu.

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 10.25.18 AM Zim was born in Mankato, Minnesota to two Nigerian immigrants.


While she has lived all over the world, she is currently residing in San Francisco.


Those locations included New Delhi, Greensboro, Bangalore and Dharamshala!

Zim attended the University of North Carolina, where she studied Biology.

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She is the founder and CEO of Travel Noire and is an incredible travel coach.

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Sometimes she hangs with cool people.

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Zim was named one of Glamour’s 20 Amazing Young Women Who are Already Changing the World.

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And, she was named one of 10 of America’s Most Daring Young Black Activists. Talk about accomplished.

Oh and her instagram is out of this world.

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 10.47.56 AMBasically Zim is everything we want to be and more. 4E cannot wait to hear about all of her worldly adventures and her experience creating an extremely successful country.

Less than a month until you get to be in awe of her in person!

Info/Photos: https://instagram.com/zimism/; https://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-kaplan/glamours-20-amazing-young_b_787106.html#s190009title=Maritza_R_Alarcn; https://www.thenation.com/blog/159004/10-americas-most-daring-young-black-activists#; https://zimism.com/