Wed, 23 December 2015
My guest entrepreneur today, on Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an amazing lady who has pushed herself to achieve true greatness in her life.
Yes, she is someone who has demostarted true womens Leadership.
Yes, I have never seen this, but I bet many of you will have had this question appear on trivial pursuit at one time or another.
“Who was the first woman to row three oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian single handedly?”
Well today’s guest is the answer that you will be looking for, holding four world records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row three oceans, whilst rowing over 15,000 miles, taken around 5 million oar-strokes, and spent cumulatively over 500 days of her life at sea in a 23-foot rowboat.
She uses her success in ocean rowing adventures to inspire action on the top environmental challenges facing the world today.
But the interesting thing to me is that she was not an obvious choice to be awarded as adventurer of the year in 2010.
As we will discuss this during the show, perhaps if she hadn’t attended Oxford University one of the big two rowing universities, then there was a good chance that she wouldn’t have stepped onto the water.
And the second interesting thing, amongst all the interesting things is why she upon leaving university, slipped effortlessly into the corporate environment for six years, where now everything points to big adventures, big dreams, and probably big blisters.
So looking back on her life would she have skipped the corporate gig, and launched straight onto the waves?
Or was this a key part of finding the lady that she is today?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, entrepreneur and adventurer Roz Savage MBE