Analise Samantha Delphine Sesay

Analise Samantha Delphine Sesay (she/her)

NEW YORK, United States (13 March 2024) – In honor of International Women's Day, and Women’s History Month, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) Foundation is proud to announce that Analise Samantha Delphine Sesay (she/her), is the recipient of its wmnsWORK scholarship for the September 2024 cohort. The wmnsWORK program empowers female and nonbinary entrepreneurs in the travel industry by providing financial assistance, educational resources, and mentorship opportunities through a 12-week virtual accelerator program.


Analise is the founder of Common Healing, a transformative project dedicated to cultivating interconnectedness among cultural workers globally through travel experiences. Common Healing's mission is to "seed an interconnected web of sustenance that transcends national borders and through which resources can move."


"Through Common Healing, Analise Samantha Delphine is creating a global network where resources flow freely across borders, fostering a more inclusive and supportive travel industry for everyone," said John Tanzella (he/him), IGLTA President/CEO. "We are thrilled to celebrate Analise as the recipient of our IGLTA Foundation wmnsWORK scholarship, and can't wait to see the impact of Common Healing in the years to come."


“I’m grateful to receive the opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurship incubator dedicated to women and nonbinary tour operators and hoteliers like wmnsWORK with support from IGLTA and the IGLTA Foundation. It feels like a huge relief to have these  organizations backing my vision, providing resources for navigating the unique business model of tour operators, and helping me vet partnerships that are grounded in respect and reciprocity,” said Analise Sesay (she/her), Founder of Common Healing and wmnsWORK scholarship recipient. 


Analise's inspiring journey with Common Healing reflects a commitment to continuous innovation and well futures:

  • 2019: Launched as a pop-up healing center in South London.

  • 2020: Evolved into an online learning space.

  • 2021: Focused on internal healing and strengthening their foundation.

  • 2022: Reawakened with a focus on "Participatory World-Building." This ideology seeks to create spaces that prioritize the visions and needs of Black and Brown LGBTQ+ artists, cultural workers, land stewards, and world-building partners from hotels and villas to chefs and transport companies.  


Learn more about Analise and Common Healing here


About IGLTA & the IGLTA Foundation

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association is the global leader in advancing LGBTQ+ travel and a proud Affiliate Member of UN Tourism (formerly known as the United Nations World Tourism Organization). IGLTA’s mission is to provide information and resources for LGBTQ+ travelers and expand LGBTQ+ tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact. IGLTA's global network includes 13,000+ LGBTQ+ welcoming accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events, and travel media in 80 countries. The philanthropic IGLTA Foundation empowers LGBTQ+ welcoming travel businesses globally through leadership, research, and education. For more information:, or and follow us on Facebook at @IGLTA, @IGLTABusiness and @IGLTAFoundation, X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn at @IGLTA and @IGLTAFoundation, and Instagram @IGLTA.