About Us

why damesly

We believe that travel is the best way to personal growth, but how does travel factor into our professional lives?

We created Damesly to bridge both worlds. Our adventures are designed to allow women to learn a new skill, perfect a new passion or just combine travel with immersion in a new community.

Our hands-on workshops feature women who lead the way in their fields. It’s all of the information you’d get in a stuffy conference, limited to a group of 20 or less, with the world as the backdrop.

We’re forming life-long personal and professional relationships, in really cool places.




We are a global sisterhood, and you’re a part of it.

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Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis is the CEO of Damesly, and the founder & creator of Go! Girl Guides (travel guidebooks for women) and the annually sold-out Women’s Travel Fest. She’s a dreamer, a doer, and an eternal optimist who is currently based in New York City. She lives to see the world and help other women do the same.

Alyson Kilday

Co-Founder/CEO of Hop & Jaunt, an independent creative agency based in New Orleans. She has over 10 years of experience bringing to life brands and projects for both multi-nationals and startups.

Creative, energetic, and global would be the three words used to describe her the most. She’s passionate about the work, the projects she’s involved with, and the clients she gets to work with. Always on the look out for new projects to bring to life.