INSPIRATION

Every episode is full of inspiring stories of women overcoming great challenges.

The Tough Girl Podcast won the  Shextreme Best Adventure Podcast Award in 2019 & the Women's Sports Trust #BeAGameChanger National Award for Media Initiative of the Year 2018.

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Sailers

Dr. Hajjah Sharifah Mazlina Syed Abdul Kadir

Malaysian Polar Explorer who ski-sailed across Antartica from the South Pole to Hercules inlet in 22 days.

Liv Arnesen

First woman in the world to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole (1994) – a 50-day expedition of 745 miles (1,200 km)

Bruna Moscol

Solo climbing Mount Aconcagua and whitewater rafting the Grand Canyon!

Paula Reid

The Adventure Psychologist - Going knowingly into the unknown

Dr. Memnia Theodorou 

First and only Cypriot to have sailed from the UK to Australia as part of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

Katherine Knight

A qualified Yachtmaster Ocean, offshore racer and has won international speed sailing competitions as well as the women's European title in her Moth.

Laura Bingham

English adventurer best known for completing a cross-continent cycle of South America in July 2016.

Hannah Stodel

4X Paralympian (Sailing), Triple World Champ, Aspiring to compete in the Vendee Globe 2020!

Elin Haf Davies

Ocean Rower & Sailor!

Maria Coffey

Award Winning Author, Adventurer & Pioneering Expedition Kayaker.

Tracy Edwards MBE

Round the World Sailor and Social Activist currently running The Maiden Factor Foundation fighting for the rights of all girls to an education

Emily Penn

Ocean Advocate & Skipper working on solving the #plasticpollution crisis. Co-Founder of eXXpedition

Rosie Swale Pope

73 years young and running 6,000 miles from Brighton to Kathmandu in Nepal!

Sara Hastreiter

Current challenge - to be the first women to sail the 7 seas and to climb the highest summits of the world's 7 continents!

Della Parsons

Quit her job to sail around the world with Clipper Yacht Race!

Bex Band

Bex Band - The Ordinary Adventurer who has walked 1,000 km across Israel, as well as being the first person to Kick Scoot the 240km London Loop trail!

Emily Penn

Skipper, ocean advocate and artist dedicated to studying environmental challenges in the most remote parts of our planet.

Tania Aebi

Solo circumnavigation of the globe in a 26-foot sailboat between the ages of 18 and 21, making her the first American woman and the youngest person (at the time) to sail around the world!

Lungi Mchunu

Intrepid Sailor, Adventurist, Explorer, Speaker and Climate Change Activist.

Carmen Rendell

Walking the entire coast of the British Isles in 2020 to raise profile for walking therapy

Pip Hare

Single Handed Ocean Racer, preparing for the toughest sailing race on the planet - The Vendee Ocean Race 2020

Capt. Sophie Hollingsworth

Former Ballerina turned award winning explorer - New Explorer of the Year 2017. Fulbright Scholar. Fellow of The Explorers Club & PostGrad Fellow of RGS.

Pip Hare

Professional ocean racing sailor who was part of the all female team who won the 3 Peaks Yacht Race in 2016

Paula Reid

Adventurer Living Life to the Full - Crossed 150 Things Off Her Bucket List

Sally Barkow

Former Olympic sailor, most recently on board the all-female Team SCA in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race