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International Women’s Day: Panel Discussion with Exodus Travels

With the approach of International Women’s Day this Wednesday, leading adventure tour operator Exodus Travels will be hosting a Facebook Live panel discussion at 9am EST on March 8th featuring fearless female travelers and trend setters from around the world, speaking to their remarkable experiences, goals and challenges they have overcome.

Join Bonita Norris, the youngest person ever to have reached the summit of Mt Everest, Natalia Cohen a member of the first female team to row the Pacific Ocean, Alice Nettleingham from Teacake Travels – Solo Female Travel Blog, and Exodus’ Responsible Tourism Manager Megan Devenishfor a fascinating Facebook Live chat about inspirational women and travel.

Viewers can tune in here on Wednesday at 9am EST: https://www.facebook.com/exodustravels

About the Panelists:

Bonita Norris

bonita-norrisThe youngest person ever to have reached the summit of Mt Everest and the North Pole. She has climbed three of the world’s fourteen 8000m peaks and guides teams on peaks such as Kilimanjaro. She is currently writing her first book on the lessons she’s learnt surviving in the highest places on the planet.

Natalia Cohen

natalia-cohenA member of the first female team to row the Pacific Ocean and first ever fours boat to row the Pacific Ocean: the Coxless Crew  Both of these achievements are new world records. Natalia is one of a team of four who rowed across the South Pacific Ocean in April 2015, from America to Australia for a total of 8,446 miles, to support women that have had to face adversity and overcome life changing events.

Alice Nettleingham

alice-nettleinghamAlice is a solo traveller who writes about her experiences on her blog TeacakeTravels where her aim is to motivate and inspire women to face their fears, push their boundaries and reach their full potential through adventurous travel. Her achievements include driving 32000 miles from the UK to Mongolia and back on the Mongol Rally, travelling solo in Bangladesh, driving for 3 months around Vietnam solo on a bike and studying Jiu jutsu for 3 months in China. She also has a collective 53.8k across her social media accounts.

Megan Devenish

Megan has lived and worked on every continent in the world encouraging people to pursue their adventure travelling dreams. From leading a group of 50 women through the Jordanian desert to guiding expeditions up Mt. Kilimanjaro, she is passionate about inspiring people to travel and to chase the life changing experiences that come from seeing the world. Now Exodus Travels’ Responsible Travel Manager, Megan pushes the sustainability agenda within travel to ensure that tourism is as beneficial for the local community and it is for those visiting. A project she is currently working on is ‘Exodus Women’ which is all about making steps to increase employment opportunities for women in tourism around the world, an important agenda in countries like Nepal where female mountain leaders are extremely few and far between.

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