"If you can do a NOLS course, you can ski to the South Pole"

Posted by: Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on Feb 25, 2010

"If you can do a NOLS course, you can ski to the South Pole" 

Tori Murden McClure, Author of A Pearl in the Storm (Harper Collins 2009)

In a traditionally male-dominated environment—the great outdoors—we at NOLS are doing our part to create spaces for women in leadership. If you can lead someone in the wild, you can lead someone anywhere.

Female-identifying NOLS alumni have gone on to be great leaders not only in the outdoors, but also in the boardroom, the pressroom, and the courtroom.

Here are just a few of the noteworthy NOLS alumnae and instructors who will inspire you.

All Women's Courses

Aparna is a NOLS instructor and has been the PR and Marketing Intern, PR specialist, and the Diversity & Inclusion manager at NOLS. She is a founding partner of The Avarna Group (theavarnagroup.com).