Welcome to The Lady Alliance
Uniting mental health and adventure to bring confidence and community to women⁺ around North America.
Where it all began.
After being told too many times that she was “brave for a girl”, Kieren Britton, founder of The Lady Alliance, had had enough. We have this bravery in all of us, it’s not restricted by gender. Kieren was determined to bring this to light.
The Lady Alliance started as an online social community where women had the chance to share their story. Whether it was a photo or adventure article, ladies could submit their adventures and speak through The Lady Alliance.
As the community grew, so did the demand for a chance to meet everyone in person. The Lady Alliance’s first all women meet up was held in September 2017 at the A O Wheeler Hut in Glacier National Park.
This meet up was titled the “First Annual Long Weekend Meet Up” as there was no original intention of becoming an adventure traveling community. We had no idea how excited this community was to meet in person. It reached capacity in only a matter of weeks and was full of inspiring women from all over the globe.
Since our first trip, The Lady Alliance has grown to include other adventures, retreats, and courses. We have yoga’d in Bali, surfed in Tofino, learned avalanche safety, and so much more. In March of 2018 Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) partnered with The Lady Alliance to help extend our reach to empower women of all ages and backgrounds.
The Lady Alliance Today
The Lady Alliance has morphed into a beautiful community providing opportunities for women⁺ to find empowerment through adventure and, of course, each other.
adventure based self-love and wellness retreats
online events focusing on empowerment and self-love
educational outdoor courses
virtual events series
empowering online courses
online apparel and swag shop
inspirational speaking conferences
We're a Social Enterprise
Our goal is to help each individual who joins us gain confidence in themselves, and in their ability, AND help everyone meet incredible, like-minded kindred spirits to help grow their communities. Whether your adventure is to summit the next peak or to fall in love with yourself again, we want to be there, every step of the way.
To do this, it takes $$$. Sometimes a lot of it. In order to create a retreat, an event, a conference or a tour, we need to put deposits down, have insurance, train and support staff, buy food, pre-pay activities… the list goes on!
Social Enterprises Are:
Social Enterprises engage in commercial strategies to achieve social impact. We strive to make a difference through our business choices.
However they’re organized, Social Enterprises like The Lady Alliance have a stated commitment to an individual core social mission.
As a Social Enterprise, we’re committed to making the world a better place, demonstrating that making money does not need to be at the expense of someone else.
Your support matters.
Here's where you come in.
By supporting a Social Enterprise, you are not only supporting their cause, but you are also supporting the individuals or groups they help as well. But most of all, you are showing the world that we SHOULD care about the world and people around us.
Have you attended a conference, empowerment tour, adventure, retreat, or event with us? Maybe you have purchased our online course, attended a virtual event, supported through a business subscription, or have hired one of our founders as a speaker?
You have made a difference. You have helped women gain confidence, and helped women⁺ find their community.
Each of our events helps us continue to offer free local meet-ups and low costs events, bring on and train ambassadors to help them improve their local communities, treat you to giveaways, and more.
So thank you! Thank you for joining us! Thank you for supporting us! And thank you for showing the world that where we put our support matters.
FOUNDER - She / Her
Kieren loves to dream of the ridiculous and make it a reality. Whether it’s cycling across Canada or converting a school bus into a full time home, there is nothing Kieren enjoy’s more than testing the limits and learning more about herself!
Growing up in the outdoors has crafted Kieren into who she is today. Yet she still has hesitations, and self doubt. Kieren wanted to create a place where everyone could learn and grow together, demolishing self doubt while building a community.
Through The Lady Alliance Kieren has found healing and solace, friends and ‘framily’, and a love for life through adventure.
Through her many speaking engagements with profile clients such as MEC, Arcteryx, and The Mountain Film Festival, Azzah focuses on topics such as diversifying the outdoors, female empowerment, inclusion, and self-love.
They do this by creating organizational change through a diversity, equity and inclusion lens. They will help you sharpen your existing strengths and uncover hidden opportunities within your leadership and staff teams. All of the work Amil does is rooted by their intersectional experience as a trans person of colour and parent/teller of dad jokes. They love travel, a good Americano, and heading to the forest with their kiddo and pup Peanut.
Taheera has mentored The Lady Alliance into our 2020 growth in ways we could have never imagined. Her knowledge and expertise are so valued, and thanks to her guidance we have a goal of $10,000 donated to our nonprofit partnership in 2020!
Outside of her professional life, Taheera is a world traveller, a trained yoga teacher, a bookworm, a mother, and a wife.
The excited, bubbly, inspirational bunch – these are our on the ground event coordinators. These ladies truly bring the magic!
These ladies are not guides, they are community-driven conversation starters, planners, and connectors that thrive on bringing our community together.
Interested in bringing The Lady Alliance to your hometown? Become a Chapter Coordinator or Moderator today!