Sonj Basha- International traveler. Creating Brave Spaces. 

Sonj Basha- International traveler. Creating Brave Spaces. 

Sonj Basha. Seattle based international traveler. They/Them pronouns. Creating Brave Spaces. 

Professionally Sonj is a speaker, facilitating empowering workshops to bring forth our most vulnerable selves to honor our pain for the world and embody authentic and inspiring activism.

Politically Basha serves as a Commissioner for the City of Seattle engaging community involvement and expanding the efforts of equity.

Socially they build community for Queer and Trans People of Color to engage safer and inviting affinity spaces to be fully expressed.

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Jordan Hayles- Founder The Radical Brand Lab

Jordan Hayles- Founder The Radical Brand Lab

Jordan Hayles is a brand strategist & comedic writer with an imaginary cat named Stanley

She creates hilarious, thought-provoking books & brands.  (i.e. Period Petty

She works alongside a small collective of branding experts at The Radical Brand Lab to help companies find their brand voice and brand personality. Her stories don't just spread: they sell. 

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Serita Wesley- Producer, Wieden + Kennedy Portland

Serita Wesley- Producer, Wieden + Kennedy Portland

In the spring of 2016, the digital travel platform On She Goes was born out of a need that Serita and her team saw for women of color to see and hear themselves represented in mainstream travel media. As a founding member of On She Goes, Serita was deeply involved in its web production and launch strategy. As the only Content Producer for On She Goes; Serita writes, develops, produces and oversees all media content featured on the website and social channels, as well as the successful podcast, hosted by herself and her fellow On She Goes team members.

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Steph Jagger-Author, Coach, Record Breaker

Steph Jagger-Author, Coach, Record Breaker

She is an author, speaker, coach, and world record smasher who lives on Bainbridge Island (otherwise known as Jurassic). She holds a CEC (certified Executive Coach) degree from Royal Roads University and she believes purposeful living doesn’t happen with one toe dangling in, but that we jump in, fully submerge, and sit in the juice. Think pickle, not cucumber. 

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Katie Conlon- Fulbright Research Fellow and Environmentalist

Katie Conlon- Fulbright Research Fellow and Environmentalist

Katie is a Fulbright Research Fellow in Sri Lanka completing her PhD dissertation on Plastic Waste (theme: Plastic waste in the global south and how to work towards waste minimization/zero waste). In efforts to make her research practical and applicable, she advocates for zero waste, and also works on curriculum relating to waste and plastic awareness. This past summer she made a presentation for the local government in Ladakh, India (aka Little Tibet), on ways they can shift their waste policy and practices - she was also able to get in some incredible solo-trekking. Over the years, Katie’s research, studies and work have led her to live in 9 countries around the globe and visit over 50, and she’s had some amazing adventures along the journey.

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Jennifer Deaderick-Beyond Your Summit 

Jennifer Deaderick-Beyond Your Summit 

As a breast cancer survivor herself, Jennifer started Beyond Your Summit to support cancer patients and others facing health challenges to go beyond “surviving” illness to living fully through the adversity – and beyond.  Her unique methodology combining Western and Eastern philosophies provides an integrated approach to helping people overcome the challenges faced throughout the journey of cancer.  
 

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Alexandra Lev- Writer / Content Developer / Outdoor Trip Leader

Alexandra Lev- Writer / Content Developer / Outdoor Trip Leader

Alexandra Lev is a writer and storyteller that focuses on outdoor adventure travel and the benefits nature can have on our mental health. As a Salt Lake City native Alexandra has spent all of her life in the mountains and currently spends much of her free time helping plan and lead outdoor events for women. With a passion for connecting people to the outdoors, Alexandra's goal is to inspire others to try something new, despite their level of experience. She currently lives in Vancouver, WA with her husband and their two Siberian Huskies.

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Jen Gurecki- Coalition Snow

Jen Gurecki- Coalition Snow

Jen Gurecki is the co-founder and CEO of Coalition Snow, a women’s outdoor equipment and apparel company designed to deconstruct the status quo. Simply stated, Coalition makes women’s skis and snowboards that don’t suck. She also founded Zawadisha, a social enterprise whose mission is to provide small loans to rural Kenyan women to finance their livelihoods. 

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Georgina Miranda- She Ventures

Georgina Miranda- She Ventures

Georgina is creator and CEO of She Ventures and Move 30 Collective. She is a social entrepreneur, adventurer, consultant, and speaker combining over a decade of Corporate, Start-up, and Adventure experience. Her passion for equality, adventure, and doing business as a means for social good have taken her to reach new heights on many fronts.

She is currently in the process of completing the Explorer Grand Slam (8 Summits + 2 Poles) to raise awareness around gender-based violence and climate change. A project she launched in 2008 and just 3 expeditions remaining. She believes inside all of us is an adventurer. 

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