Last week, in honor of International Women’s Day, we released our list of the most powerful girls on tour. It functions an exceedingly fantastic line-up that covers each factor of the journey—from the boardroom to Everest, and beyond (like, you know, space). And while there are so many girls making waves in the industry, whether or not it is championing more various voices, conquering male-ruled areas, or just being at the top of their recreation, we whittled the pool down to 30. This week, we chatted with Traveler editors Katherine LaGrave and Megan Spurrell, who contributed to the listing, to listen just why those girls made the reduce.
We talk all approximately the achievements of travel’s greatest outdoorswomen: Betty Reid Soskin, the U.S.’s oldest park ranger at 97 years vintage; Kris Tompkins, Patagonia’s former CEO, who’s developing country wide parks in South America; Blair Braverman, who’s as we talk competing inside the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race; and Lakma Sherpa, who has summited Mount Everest 9 instances (nine times!). Then, we head to the boardroom, recounting the strides C-Trip’s Jane Sun and Booking.Com’s Gillian Tans have made on their manner to the pinnacle of their respective organizations, and how Clear’s Caryn Seidman-Becker makes us feel a touch greater secure with the destiny of tour. Next, it’s on to Kellee Robinson, the Travel Channel’s first girl host in nearly a decade (you may see that Instagram that we point out in the episode here). We also wax lyrical about Evita Robinson, who champions and encourages vacationers of shade through Nomadness Travel. And, of the path, we couldn’t round out a listing of the maximum effective ladies in a tour without the disruptors: Jen Rubio (who has been at the podcast earlier than) and Steph Korey of Away.