We got the chance to talk to the inspiring Sarah Williams about her incredible journey and all the exciting things she is doing.
After working in finance for 8 years, Sarah quit her city job and spent 18 months traveling the world, climbing Kilimanjaro, backpacking around South America and doing a ski season. When she returned, she started Tough Girl Challenges- a blog, podcast and tribe dedicated to motivating and inspiring women and girls. Through her Tough Girl
Podcast, Sarah interviews inspirational female explorers, adventurers, athletes and everyday women who have overcome great challenges. She also uses the website and community to chronicle a yearly Tough Girl Challenge of her own. In 2016, she completed the Marathon des Sables (156 mi) and, in 2017, she hiked the Appalachian Trail (2,190 miles) in 100 days! Her 2018 challenge will be to cycle the over 4,000 km of the Pacific Coast Highway from Vancouver to the Baja Divide starting this September! As if that wasn’t enough, Sarah is also studying for her Masters in Women & Gender studies at Lancaster University.
What we chat about in the episode:
- How she got into finance and why she kept climbing the corporate ladder
- How she realized that she was miserable and needed a change
- How she planned for quitting
- How she jumped without knowing what she wanted to do and how that affected her mindset
- How she traveled for 18 months without a plan and figured it out along the way
- How the idea of Tough Girl Challenges came about and how she started it
- What Tough Girl Challenges is all about and what her yearly challenges include
- Why she decided that she needed to have a Masters in Women & Gender Equality because of her platform
- How she monetizes her work through Tough Girl Challenges
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