Welcome to The Lady Alliance

Uniting mental health and adventure to bring confidence and community to women⁺ around North America.

The Lady Alliance would like to acknowledge with respect that our headquarters are located on the unceded territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. We thank them for having cared for this land, continually caring for this land, and having us as a guest within their traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory.
This acknowledgment is a reminder of the discriminatory, racist, and colonial practices that have created a lasting legacy, and continue to create barriers for Indigenous peoples and communities in North America. Allyship is a verb; we encourage you to click above and learn the Lək̓ʷəŋən People’s incredible history + current culture.

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

  • in-person events

  • online events focusing on empowerment and self-love

  • educational outdoor courses

  • film festivals

  • 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:

Caused-Based

Social Enterprises engage in commercial strategies to achieve social impact. We strive to make a difference through our business choices.

Mission Committed

However they’re organized, Social Enterprises like The Lady Alliance have a stated commitment to an individual core social mission.

Impact-Dedicated

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 womenfind 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.

Our Team

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.

Diversity & Speaking Consultant

Azzah Ahmad

She / Her

Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Azzah has dominated the outdoor diversity industry for the last 3 years.

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.

Course Editor

Callie Betz Pederson

She / Her

Callie is a writer, photographer, content creator, and outdoor enthusiast. After earning degrees in communications and creative writing, she headed west to Colorado, where she now lives. You can often find Callie road-tripping across the U.S. or on the trail backpacking her way across the Rocky Mountains, always with her dog Jude in tow and a camera in hand. Callie has evolved with The Lady Alliance over the last few years - curating social media posts, writing articles, editing the blog, and now running our Summit Within online courses and hosting our Summit Within Podcast. Callie loves working with The Lady Alliance being able to help women feel empowered and tackling mental health head-on.
Diversity Consultant

Amil Reddy

They / Them

Since 2008, Amil has been working alongside communities and companies across North America to do better by being better.

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.

Accountant

Taheera Fidaali

She / Her

Taheera is The Lady Alliance's financial mentor and CPA. Though Taheera is a contracted partner, she deserves all of the recognition in the world.

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.

Project Manager

Bronwen Coulthard

She / Her

Bronwen supports the Lady Alliance by providing strategic direction and project management, along with ample pets for Kieren's dog, Aja. Bronwen grew up in Nova Scotia but fell in love with the west coast of Canada as a teenager, and made the cross-country move in 2014. She was drawn by the beauty of the west coast and the accessibility of the world-class hiking, climbing and camping spots that Vancouver Island is famous for. Bronwen was introduced to The Lady Alliance in late 2020 and immediately felt aligned with the organization's cause and mission. She is an adventurous soul and never turns down an opportunity to help spark that same spirit in others.
Bookkeeper

Chanda Luombe

She / Her

Chanda at Elephant Tree Bookkeeping is an integral part of our team, helping us stay organized and on track with our goals. Chanda specializes in working with small growing businesses and startups and is a Quickbooks certified Proadvisor. Our relationship is built through trust and we would not be where we are today without her.
Creative Consultant

Emily Erickson

She / Her

Emily is a writer and creator based in Sandpoint, Idaho. With an affinity for all things trails, lakes, and big-mountain vistas, she's a believer in the transformative power of the outdoors—making a collaboration with The Lady Alliance a natural fit. Emily provides creative support for The Lady Alliance through website design, writing, and strategy, and is the co-owner of Big Blue Hat Studio and Rainy Day Collective.
Technical Strategy & Support

Nate Kay

He / Him

Executive Assistant

Brenda EdelMuro

She / Her

Chapter Coordinators

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!