I have been an activist for nearly a decade, both as a volunteer and as a professional. Activism is hard work - I would say it's about 90% frustration, but it's also 10% elation. There is nothing better than knowing that you spoke out, stood up, and fought to make a positive, meaningful, and lasting change in the world.
Outessa @ Kirkwood was an inspiring gathering of women across the country, coming together to challenge themselves, explore their curiosity in outdoor pursuits, sharpen their skills, and bond with fellow outdoor loving and like-minded women.
Driving up to the hut, I felt the mixture of excitement, nervousness, and ‘wonder-about-how-this-is-all-going-to-turn-out’ that I’d felt before other big outdoor endeavors. I went on my first backpacking trip as a junior in high-school with no idea of how it would change my life.
"I get that sex sells, but just do better. Just be better than this, because this totally sucks and frankly the whole thing is a bit tired. This kind of imagery impacts the psyche of women and girls far beyond whatever marketing moron you entrusted your site to could even imagine," Karen says. To that we say, "Hell YES!"
You are on your summit push, you're roped up, stakes are high, adrenaline is flowing, and perfect timing you have to PEE! Ugh. So what do you do? You can't unclip for your safety and you don't want to bare your bum in front of everyone, especially the guys on your team.
We often highlight amazing women breaking barriers in the outdoors, travel, exploration, and conservation. Yet we know there is beauty in being a total badass both on and off trail and so we want to recognize fearless women breaking boundaries outside of these parameters as well.
Watch Now! On Thursday, July 27th, a collective of female leaders from the outdoor industry, including our founder, Georgina, shared their perspective on what it takes to be a female leader, how to overcome challenges in your journey of leadership, the importance of growing female leaders in the industry, and more...
I’ve made a lot of mistakes since then, both on and off rock, but those conversations with Emilie Drinkwater have served as guides along my route. To her, I was a client, but to me, she was everything I wanted to be when I “grew up”.
2017 has been the year of the #FutureIsFemale hashtag and we know that to be true. This summit will embody that message and more importantly foster an environment and actionable conversations to ensure this is so!
To be a mom who introduces the love of adventure to her child- to teach her to be brave enough to take calculated risks, confident enough to work through mistakes and to be driven by curiosity. Also, to lead and teach by example through maintaining my own identity as an adventurer.
The face of adventure continues to change in the outdoor industry and beyond. More women than ever before are venturing into the unknown: climbing, hiking, backpacking, paddling, biking, and generally crushing it. These five women have opened doors for today’s activists and adventurers in a serious way.
So this happened Tuesday!!! Altitude Seven was Live in Times Square! Georgina, our founder, along with her fellow #MilestoneMakers & San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got to ring the Nasdaq Closing Bell from the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco! "It was a life pinch me moment", says Georgina
What would you do to save your home, your city? Máxima Acuña may be small, but she is fearless and her activism halted the world's second largest gold mining company's plan to further destroy her home in a remote area of Peru.
One of the things we loved most this week was watching one of our retail partner's initiative #ForceOfNature come to life. REI has been a leader in terms of boosting a community that welcomes everyone to the outdoors over the years.
As March and Women's History Month comes to a close, the message instilled on International Women's Day #BeBoldForChange lives strong. This is a message to be celebrated year-round and each and every day.