EmpowHer Institute Host The Seven Summits Women’s Team from Nepal

By July 21, 2014Uncategorized

EmpowHer was asked by The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA), a non-profit organization that implements the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program of professional and cultural exchanges, to host The Seven Summits Women’s Team from Nepal. Additionally, U.S. Bank, a sponsor of EmpowHer, is co-hosting and inviting some of their employees to meet the group from Nepal. The event will take place on July 21, at 2:00 PM. U.S. Bank is hosting the event at it’s downtown Los Angeles offices.

The team is a group of very inspirational women from Nepal who founded The Seven Summits Women Team; they are the first all-female climbing team setting out to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Currently, the group, composed entirely of women from Nepal, is in the US, having just climbed its 6th peak–Mt. McKinley/ Denali in Alaska. Since 2008, they have visited over 200 schools in Nepal, Australia, Russia, Tanzania, Argentina, and the United States and engaged hundreds of local women in outdoor activities in order to inspire them to participate in activities traditionally considered off limits to women. The team also promotes environmental conservation with the local communities they visit.

To learn more and support their efforts please Click Here: http://www.funddreamer.org/campaigns/the-seven-summits-womens-team

Seven Summit Women-John Kerry