Globetrender founder and CEO, Jenny Southan, has been listed as one of Attitude magazine’s 2023 LGBTQ+ ‘trailblazers who are changing the world’.
Sponsored by Bentley, the Attitude 101 has highlighted Globetrender founder and CEO Jenny Southan as one of 101 public figures from the queer community who are “changing the world”. The announcement was made at a glittering event at the five-star Rosewood hotel in London.
Consisting of ten categories each with ten individuals who aren’t ranked in any way, Attitude magazine seeks to celebrate the achievements of “trailblazers” across the LGBTQ+ community, with an additional “Person of the Year” (in this case Alice Oseman, author, artist, screenwriter and Heartstopper creator) taking the total to 101.
The Attitude 101 categories are Film, TV, and Music; Politics; Travel; Sport; The Future, supported by Clifford Chance; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; Third Sector and the Community; Media and Broadcast; Fashion, Art, and Design, supported by Klarna; and Business, Financial, and Legal. Southan told Attitude that in addition to running Globetrender, she freelances for a variety of publications, writing about travelling with her wife and their daughter, among many other topics. Projects for the year ahead include authoring a trend report on the future of LGBTQ travel and speaking on international panels about the need for “queer fluency” in the travel and hospitality industry.
Attitude 101 travel trailblazers
Jenny Southan, Founder and CEO of Globetrender
Nick Johnson, Co-founder of Pride @ Virgin Atlantic and senior sales account manager
Amy Martin-Ziegenfuss, Senior vice-president for Global Brand and Enterprise Marketing at Hilton
Daniel Pasquali, Divisional Director of Leisure Sales for Belmond North America
Aisha Shaibu-Lenoir, Founder of Moonlight Experiences
Peter Jordan, Founder of Gen C Traveller
Damon Dominique, YouTuber and author
Oriol Pamies, Founder of Queer Destinations
Meg Ten Eyck, Travel writer
Other trailblazers include White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, former England footballer and broadcaster Alex Scott, comedian Suzi Ruffell, columnist and author Raven Smith, singer-songwriter Oliver Sim and actor Ben Aldridge.
Cliff Joannou, editor-in-chief of Attitude, says: “The LGBTQ+ community is broad and diverse, we are in every culture, nationality, ethnicity, class, religion. One thing that unites us is the process of coming out, both to ourselves and others, sometimes with ease and at other times with great difficulty.
“With the Attitude 101, empowered by Bentley, we celebrate those whose intersectional identities have helped them excel in their careers as openly LGBTQ+ scientists, lawyers, actors, musicians, politicians, engineers, designers and beyond in our annual list of LGBTQ+ trailblazers.”