Danell Wilson-Perlman is the founder of AST (African Skies Travel). The Amplify Africa Women’s Summit brings women entrepreneurs from North America to the continent of Africa, starting with South Africa, with the vision to bring it to many other African countries.
Danell hosted her first Amplify Africa Summit last April. This year’s event will take place from October 5th through the 7th in the town of Stellenbosch.
Danell was born and raised in the beautiful Overberg town of Bredasdorp in South Africa, studied tourism and Travel management and moved to the USA full time in 1997. She owns Reno Tahoe Limousine and Reno Tahoe Transportation with her husband Ron Perlman in Reno, NV. They grew their company from 6 to 30 vehicles in the past 10 years, became transportation lobbyists to try to change the very strict transportation laws in the state of Nevada, so Danell has a few stories to share about perseverance and not taking “no” for an answer. In her free time she is also the Travel writer for Bliss Babe Magazine.
Now it’s time for Danell to give back to her country’s fellow women entrepreneurs in helping them built their network, offer mentorship and see how more women can collaborate with each other plus bring women entrepreneurs from her now resident country of the USA to experience the world in one country in so many more ways than just being a tourist.
Danell serves on the board of Zawadisha (a non-profit supplying women with micro loans in villages in Kenya) as well as being on the advisory board for the Tahoe Wedding Industry Group. She is also serving on the board of Nevada SBDC (Small Business Development for the state of Nevada).