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Land & Wave, a leading provider of outdoor training courses and adventures, understands the importance of fostering diversity within the industry.

Together, we are committed to amplifying the voices of women in outdoor professions and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.

Whether you're considering a career in the outdoor industry, seeking inspiration, or simply curious about the incredible women who thrive in this field, these sponsored podcast episodes are a must-listen.


Gain valuable knowledge, discover new perspectives, and be inspired to pursue your own outdoor aspirations.

Where Are the Women?
Addressing the National Shortage of Outdoor Instructors

In the outdoor industry, a significant challenge persists: a scarcity of women working as outdoor instructors.


It's a problem that demands attention and action.


Alongside this gender disparity, there is also a concerning lack of representation from ethnically diverse communities within the field. But how can we bring about change?


How can we attract more women to the outdoor industry and foster a more diverse and inclusive workforce?

Tough Girl Podcast
Sponsored by Land & Wave 

In partnership with Land & Wave, we are excited to present a special series of episodes throughout the month of July. Join us as we engage in insightful conversations with inspiring women who have chosen to work in the dynamic and invigorating outdoor industry in the UK.

During these episodes, we will delve into the personal stories and journeys of these remarkable women, exploring how they found their way into the outdoors and forged successful careers. They will share the paths they took, reflecting on their experiences, the lessons they learned, and the wisdom they have gained along the way.

Expect to hear about the pivotal moments that shaped their choices, the challenges they faced, and how they overcame obstacles with resilience and determination. These remarkable women will share not only the high points of their careers, but also the valuable lessons they acquired through their journeys.

Drawing from their wealth of experience, our guests will provide top tips and invaluable advice to help you navigate your own path and build a fulfilling career in the outdoors. From choosing the right training and qualifications to honing practical skills, they will offer insights into the key steps and strategies that have contributed to their success.

Whether you are already working in the outdoor industry, considering a career change, or simply intrigued by the experiences of women thriving in this field, these episodes are a must-listen. Prepare to be inspired, informed, and empowered as we uncover the stories, lessons, and wisdom of these exceptional women.

Join us on this journey as we celebrate the voices and accomplishments of women working in the outdoor industry in the UK.


Let their stories ignite your own passion, illuminate the possibilities, and equip you with the tools you need to create your own fulfilling career in the great outdoors.

Anna Usselmann

Anna Usselmann

Turning her passion into a job. From Engineer in London to Outdoor Instructor working for Land and Wave in Dorset. *** 27th July ***

Sian Sykes

Sian Sykes

From City Life to SUP Activist Tackling Plastic Pollution. Inspiring Women to Pursue Their Dreams and Create Change. *** 25th July ***

Tatty Pettigrew

Tatty Pettigrew

Inspiring Journey from Corporate Life to Outdoor Adventure. Explore. Challenge. Transform. *** 20th July ***

Patricia Boardman

Patricia Boardman

From Textile Designer to Thriving Outdoor Instructor. Empowering Women Through Outdoor Exploration and Leadership *** 18th July ***

Tori Taylor-Roberts

Tori Taylor-Roberts

Climbing Coach and Outdoor Adventure Facilitator. Aiming to inspire and support women in their ambition to become independent rock climbers. *** 13th July ***

Jennie Cardin

Jennie Cardin

Embracing the Outdoors After Raising Children - Becoming an Outdoor Instructor at 48 and Living Her Passion *** 11th July ***

Rachael Crewesmith

Rachael Crewesmith

One of only 46 female Winter Mountaineering Instructors (ever!), mountain bike, swim, run guide. Noisily taking up space in a male-dominated industry, bringing her peers along for the ride. *** 6th July ***

Sophie Tanner

Sophie Tanner

Outdoor Adventure Activity Instructor and Director of Land & Wave, a thriving outdoor company in Dorset, UK. Looking for ways to inspire more females to join the outdoor industry through training, employment and experiences. *** 4th July ***


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