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COLUMBIA CELEBRATES
INTERNATIONAL
WOMEN'S DAY
This week, we're celebrating women who push boundaries, from the waters of the Atlantic to the peaks of Everest, proving it's best not to underestimate them. Just like our fierce founder, Gert Boyle, a tough, no-nonsense leader with a lot of heart.
This week, we're celebrating women who push boundaries, from the waters of Florida to the peaks of Everest, proving it's best not to underestimate them. Just like our fierce founder, Gert Boyle, a tough, no-nonsense leader with a lot of heart.
Meet the Women Who Inspire Us
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Raha Moharrak
First Saudi woman to summit Mount Everest
“Not everyone can climb Everest, but everyone has an Everest to climb. There are other mountains that are not physical."
@rahamoharrak
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Mathilda Dwi
Member of the first Indonesian all-female mountaineering team to climb the Seven Summits
“On this journey I became more confident. I’m going keep on climbing until my body’s not capable of doing it."
@mathilda_dwi
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The Ebony Anglers
Five professional Black women balancing competitive fishing, family, and business
“We don't see anybody that looks like us. The more visibility we get, the more inclusion of people of color."
@ebonyanglers
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Marielle TerHart
Photographer, trailblazer, and size inclusivity activist
"The work I do is about showing different types of bodies as aspirational. Don't wait for someone else to tell you you're beautiful."
@marielle.elizabeth
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"A businessman once, upon hearing that I was the company president, proclaimed ‘But you’re a woman!’ My response? ‘You know, I noticed that when I got up this morning.’"
Gert Boyle
FOUNDER, COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR
IG LIVE
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Hear extraordinary women share their visions for empowerment in the outdoors:
3/3, 9 AM PT
@rahamoharrak & Gale Straub of @she_explores
3/4, 12 PM PT
@marielle.elizabeth & Columbia Sportswear
3/8, 9 AM PT
@lynseyaddario & Gale Straub
3/8, 3 PM PT
@ebonyanglers
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A Woman Alone in the Wild: 12 Principles of Solo Hiking
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