FLASH SESSION: In this flash session, Georgina will share how she breaks trail both on and off the mountain and how to break through the challenges associated with being a female founder.
WACM: What is your definition of a change maker?
GM: Being a catalyst for changing the status quo of any given issue/situation.
WACM: What was a defining (or BOLD) moment in your career or career path?
GM: I've been the only woman in the room, boardroom, expedition team. Each of these moments have been defining in their own right and given me the confidence to push through other barriers.
WACM: What is one piece of advice you would like to pass on to young female entrepreneurs or aspiring community leaders trying to start out today?
GM: Align yourself with champions male and female.
BIO: Georgina is the founder and CEO of Altitude Seven, an adventure lifestyle media platform that helps a global community of women adventurers and travelers discover the best outdoor and adventure travel products, experiences, stories, and inspiration all in one place. The company’s brand was created for a new generation of outdoor, adventurous, and globetrotting women, with a mission: To Inspire and Equip Women to Live Adventurous, Bold, and Worldly Lives. It is spreading the global message for women to #ChooseAdventure.
Georgina's career spans from leading teams in the corporate world, to founding start-ups, to management consulting at various Fortune 500 companies globally. Her heart lies in adventure and it has led her to scale 6 of the 7 Summits (highest peak on each continent), including Mt. Everest and many other peaks around the world to raise awareness around gender-based violence. She is currently in the process of completing the Explorer Grand Slam.
Although Georgina did not discover her love for the outdoors until her mid-twenties, she credits the mountains and a life of adventure to shaping who she is today. Her mission now is to share the gift of adventure with others.