Uniting mental health and adventure to bring confidence and community to womxn around North America.
First, thank you for joining us. We invite our community to join us in this acknowledgement and offer deep gratitude and respect to the land you stand on, and the indigenous communities who call it home. The Lady Alliance is honoured to join you on these lands, and in your home.
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...
The meet up reached capacity in only a matter of weeks. The meet up 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, learnt 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.
Today, The Lady Alliance has morphed into a beautiful community providing opportunity for women to find empowerment through adventure and, of course, each other.
We now include:
- adventure based self-love and wellness retreats -
- in person events focusing on adventure and mental wellness -
- online events focusing on empowerment and self-love -
- inspirational speaking conferences -
- educational outdoor courses -
- diversity consulting -
- podcasts -
- virtual events series -
- and empowering online courses. -
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.
Azzah Ahmad - Diversity Consultant / Story Teller
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.
Cali Betz Pederson - Online Course Editor
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.
Amil Reddy - Diversity Consultant
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.
Taheera Fidaali - Financial Mentor
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.
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 home town? Become a Chapter Coordinator today!