Business & Entrepreneurship

40 Women to Watch 2019: Jennifer Mercera inspires the world with her thoughtful approach to business


Jennifer Mercera

Jennifer Mercera is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Since day one, Jennifer Mercera has gone through life with a strong drive for empowering others. A Dutch girl with Caribbean roots, she is an international businesswoman who takes no nonsense. This is reflected in her own writing and amplified in her series featuring solo-women travelers on her blog, PaperBeau.

Her platform is a space in which she empowers female entrepreneurs, travelers, and dreamers and creates a community and encourages everyone to take one step closer to greatness. She is fearless and creative in growing her community; if she has to conduct an interview in a language different from hers, she will find a way. There is no obstacle too large to keep her from creating.  

In her own words, “I hope [my] blog inspires and motivates you to think critically…perhaps getting in touch with your hippie spirit or change your perspective on various topics.”