June 12, 2020

In the link in our bio on Instagram we have been keeping an extensive and updated list of guides, resources, calls to action, and education sources for Anti-Racism work. To view our current list of action items CLICK HERE for our Linktree. This list is being regularly updated.

As an organization, we are making changes from the top down on how we approach community and events. We are also partnering with other organizations who are leaders in the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity space. If you are a member of this community, we invite you to do this work alongside of us. If you're a member through our website, these materials would've been emailed to you as well. 

Have a resource or a learning guide that you would like to add here? Email us with the info source at info@womenwhohike.com.

If you're just getting s...

June 9, 2020

Meet Dania Rivas, (pronouns: she, her, hers, ella). Dania is a professionally trained and certified Co-Active Life & Organizational Diversity Coach and founder at WilderLife Coach, LLC—a professional coaching service that specializes in working with environmental and outdoor industry leaders that wish to cultivate diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) workplace culture. Dania coaches organizational teams and works one-on-one with executives, managers, and professionals to enact change and forge healthy relationships within their organization.

Dania received her rigorous, intensive training with Co-Active Training Institute—the gold standard of coach training and the largest in-person experiential coach training and leadership development organization in the world—earning the credential of a Certified...

May 15, 2020

Infographic by @ohhappydani, “Areas To Diversify In Daily Life…” We know what we look like here at @womenwhohike. We are a women’s hiking group that is struggling with diversity. We are, and we have. As an org, it falls on us to get this right. But we haven’t gotten it right. It’s not that we’re not working on it. It’s not that we’re not trying. It’s that this work is ongoing. "Perfection is not a prerequisite for participation. You can actively work on diversity and use your voice against injustice at the same time…” - @ohhappydani.

We have not been using our voice. We have not been forthcoming in telling you that we have been actively working on diversity. Why haven’t we told you? It is because we have been trying to get it right, trying to get it perfect. And in trying to get it right, trying to get it p...

March 13, 2020

Hello ladies,

We are aware of and are listening to concerns that you may have surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the situation is evolving rapidly, we are evaluating events on a case by case basis and following guidelines as shared by health officials.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is said to be spread by person to person contact.

Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

If you are an attendee registered for an event, you will be notified via email if that event is cancelled. In the meantime, if you feel that cancelling your registration is best, please do so. We will accept all cancellations at this time without penalty.

Please note that so far we have cancelled all of our overnight event...

January 3, 2020

We are very excited to announce a partnership with WHOA travel for 2020! Whoa travel is a boutique high adventure travel company for fun adventurous women by fun adventurous women. WHOA travel is all about coming together and encouraging each other to step outside of our comfort zones and take on the world! 

“With every adventure we take, we give back by connecting with local women to make a positive impact. We don’t do just trips, we create experiences and friendships that will change the way you view the world and yourself forever.” -WHOA travel

Here is more about WHOA travel from their founders, Allison and Daneille:

“Hi! We’re Allison Fleece and Danielle Thornton (aka Dallison) and we’re the founders of WHOA travel— an adventure travel company for women by women that brings adventurers toge...

November 8, 2019

The month of November is Native American Heritage Month and today we are sharing the story of Jaylyn Gough and her org @nativewomenswilderness. Native Women’s Wilderness was created to inspire and raise the voices of Native Women, to encourage a healthy lifestyle grounded in wilderness, and to educate Natives and non-Natives about the rich beauty and heritage of the Ancestral Lands beneath our feet.

Yá'át'ééh! My name is Jaylyn and I’m the founder of NWW. You can say that I'm a kid straight off the Rez. I grew up on the Navajo Reservation, where you flicked baby rattlesnakes at each other and where boys tried to put black widows in the girls black hair. I was adopted at a young age by an incredible woman, a woman who taught me how to love and explore the land. You see, the land was our playground. The stick...

September 6, 2019

Today we have two very awesome Feature Friday stories and they are both centered around women in conservation. First up is @easternsierracc, a development and leadership program run by women that offers and provides outdoor opportunities and transformational experiences on our trails and in the outdoors.

ESCC is a young adult development and nature-based leadership program committed to building a more equitable and inclusive community.

Our Wilderness Trips are an introductory and immersive experience that includes an 8-day backpacking trip led by and for affinity spaces of women, women of color, or LGBTQ+ communities. It is entirely free of cost to participants with gear and transportation provided. Participants learn the requisite skills for hiking and backpacking with integrated components of environmental...

September 6, 2019

One of our favorite things about being in the outdoor and recreation space is getting to connect with other women who also use these spaces for all different reasons. One of those women is Lindsey Davis of Wylder Goods. “Hiker, biker, skier, climber…no matter the pursuit, every action we take in the outdoors puts us in direct contact with an ecosystem working very hard to support life. We fish, farm, grocery shop, are vegan, vegetarian, or hunt to feed ourselves — all surviving on and sharing the same living systems with each other, and wildlife.”

Lindsey is a woman who hikes, and also a first generation hunter, and we are happy to feature her here at @womenwhohike and tell you about Vol. 4 of Modern Huntsman where she is part of an ambitious collaboration of over 20 female writers, photographers, hunters,...

August 16, 2019

Today’s Feature Friday is both a story, and an opportunity that we can’t wait to tell you all about. Meet woman who hikes, Marinel de Jesus @browngaltrekker. Marinel is an avid backpacker/hiker who left her 15 year career as a lawyer in DC to start Peak Explorations which focuses on the inclusion of indigenous women in the trekking tourism industry. Her work led to her move to the Andes mountains in Cusco, Peru and she is now working closely with the porters in the Cusco region to empower and advocate for better working conditions on the treks such as the Inca Trail. Marinel recently launched The Porter Voice Collective to provide a platform that aims to listen to, celebrate, amplify and elevate the voices of porters in Peru, Nepal and Kilimanjaro. The mission is to create a certification for fair and equi...

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