November 19, 2019

Sian Lewis is an award-winning travel and outdoors journalist and blogger who writes for titles including The Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile and Coast. She is also the editor of Active Traveller and Snow magazines. Her work as an adventurous writer has taken her around the world in the name of a good story and she also edits award-winning blog The Girl Outdoors, www.thegirloutdoors.co....

November 15, 2019

In a war-torn country, football isn’t the first thing on everyone’s mind. For Shamila Kohestani, however, establishing Afghanistan’s Women’s National Soccer Team after the fall of the Taliban was a dream come true. Up next, we’ll learn more about the challenges that Shamila faced as she navigated a rapidly changing world in an effort to empower women across Afghanistan to get out, get active, and open...

November 14, 2019

It’s been fantastic to get Jo back on the Tough Girl Podcast for the 3rd time to hear more about what’s she’s been up to over the past 3 years. Jo continues to go after her 7 summits goal, with 4 mountains done and 3 to go she is well on her way. During this podcast, Jo shares more about dealing with the loss of her father, climbing Mount Denali and how she is making it work as an expedition leader. W...

November 12, 2019

In October 2018 Laura Marshall became the FIRST solo Australian woman to complete one of the world’s toughest ultra endurance triathlons - the Enduroman Arch to Arc! In doing so she also broke the world record for fastest woman, non wetsuit, in a time of 81 hours and 28 minutes. This made her the 35th solo person to ever do the event and the 9th woman. She was also the 4th ever person to do the swim...

November 9, 2019

More about Kat in her own words… While studying at university, I took an internship in Tokyo and climbed Mt. Fuji for the first time. ‘A wise man climbs Mt. Fuji, a fool climbs it twice’ is a popular Japanese saying… so I climbed it 7 times. From Tokyo to Toronto to London where I’m now based, I’m searching for many of life’s answers, and hoping to find them somewhere along a trail.

November 8, 2019

Caroline Bramwell understands the draw of the couch potato lifestyle and just how difficult it is to shed that mould in exchange for a more active lifestyle. Coming up, we’ll learn more about how Caroline went from being a businesswoman and mum to being an accomplished triathlete.

November 5, 2019

Throughout her life, Rosie has completed numerous marathons in some of the world’s most challenging terrains and has embarked upon many adventures including riding across Chile on horseback and sailing across the globe in a small boat.   In 2003, aged 57, she began a five-year run-around-the-world, travelling 20,000 miles to raise awareness for the early diagnosis of cancer. Rosie is the only person i...

November 1, 2019

For many people, climbing the highest peak on a continent is enough of a challenge. Now imagine doing it not once, but seven times. For Dr. Joyce Azzam, the first Lebanese woman to climb to the top of all Seven Summits, knocking off high peaks is just part of a day’s work. Coming up, we’ll learn more about Joyce’s inspiration for such an adventure and how a girl from Beirut found herself on the roof...

October 29, 2019

Dr. Stacy T. Sims, is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Waikato. She is an applied researcher, innovator and entrepreneur in human performance, specifically sex differences in training, nutrition, and environmental conditions. She served as an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist at Stanford University from 2007 to 2012, where she specialized in sex differences of environment...

October 24, 2019

Pip explains more about the Vendee Ocean Race and why this has been a dream of her’s which has been 10 years in the making. Pip goes into detail about her preparation and training as well as answering quick fire questions at the end. I am so exited to be following Pip as she chases her dream of breaking the women’s record while sailing solo around the world in the ultimate 3 month solo ocean race - T...

October 23, 2019


Hollywood seems to have finally realised that powerful women make for compelling movies. Recently, there has been a string of successful female-fronted films, including Wonder Woman and Captain MarvelAtomic Blonde rocked cinemas, Black Widow is on the way, and we now know there are even genderbent versions of James Bond and John Wick on the way.

All of this represents meaningfu...

October 22, 2019

Alice Morrison racing in the Tour D’Afrique from Cairo to Cape Town on a bike; world first trek from the highest point of North Africa to the Atlantic Ocean , and running the Marathon Des Sables Alice, is a Scottish Adventurer, currently based in Morocco. After a childhood spent running around the African Bush, she was sent to boarding school in Edinburgh where she learned Latin but no decorum. She s...

October 15, 2019

Caroline elected to have her large intestine removed, and to live with a permanent ileostomy. The decision she made then, and those she’s made since, have brought her face-to-face with some tough obstacles and hard decisions to make. No-one truly realises their own resilience until they are put in difficult situations. Motivated to learn to swim by her children, her enthusiasm for triathlon was lit a...

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