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Gear Resources
Gear manufacturers have realised that lots of women like the outdoors and they're different shapes from men. Here's what's out there, and where you can buy it.

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Travel Resources
A selection of travel resources especially for women who love to travel. Includes a list of online communities if you do it yourself, or companies if you need a little help.

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Surfing Resources
Listed here are some links to resources from all over the world that cater to women who love surfing.

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Hiking Resources
Extended walks are great for the mind and spirit and lots of women love to take part in them. Check out these resources and get inspired to go on a walking adventure.

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Snow Sports

Snow Sports Resources
Skiing, snowboarding, backcountry, polar expeditions - all done in the snow and all done by lots of amazing women.  Check out these resources to find out more...

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Kayaking Resources
White water, surfing, sea kayaking, sprint racing, marathon racing, multisport, fishing...is there anything you can't do from a kayak? Explore these resources!

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Cycling Resources
A list of resources for all sorts of cycling - mountain biking, road biking, touring, racing, recreation and commuting - all specific to women.

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Climbing Resources
Women can (and have) achieved incredible things in climbing. Listed in this section are a collection of climbing and moutaineering resources that are useful and inspiring for all climbers.

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A list of organisations that cater exclusively to women, or run trips exclusively for women. A great way to find a women-specific adventure in your area.

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Outdoor Industry

Outdoor Industry Resources
Looking for resources to help you plan programs, companies and organisations that cater for women or organisations you can join? Look no further...

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Outdoor Industry

OnwardsIf you work in the industry already, or you'd like to, you might like to explore these links.

Topics include general information, organisations and groups for women, profiles of inspiring outdoor educators and tips for job hunting. 

If you're looking for specific information about gender and the outdoors or organisations that cater for women, there are specific resource categories for each.

General information

Outdoor and Experiential Education Programs for Adolescent Girls - a comprehensive list of programs for girls in the United States and worldwide, collated by Nina Roberts, an Associate Professor at San Francisco State University.  Also includes a selection of miscellaneous resources to support women and girls outdoors.  

Wilderdom - an incredibly comprehensive collection of resources including games and activities, latest Outdoor Education news, online information about research in Outdoor Education and Recreation, experiential education and quotes. Includes a section on Outdoor Education and Gender.

AdventurePro - a place to go if you want to find out pretty much anything about the outdoors in Australia, including forums for discussion.

Getting Women Active - A list of resources by the Outdoor Foundation (US).  Includes case studies, marketing and merchandise, research and a ‘retail tip sheet’. 

Outward Bound Internship Program - a great way to start off in the industry.  The profile includes the stories of two female interns on the 2009 course.

Organisations and Groups

tn_P6240030.JPG Australian Womensport and Recreation Association - a volunteer, not-for-profit organisation to provide leadership and advocacy for Australian women and girls in sport and active recreation.  There are also a series of state based bodies.

The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) is a non-profit, professional membership association based in the USA.  The Women's Professional Group consists of members of the AEE - the website includes archives of newsletters that have information, events, resources and profiles of members.   

The Association of Women Educators is an organisation for women involved in education (not just outdoor education).  They are based in Australia and have some interesting links and a discussion forum on the site.

The Outdoor Education Group does all sorts of things to ensure they have an even mix of male and female instructors - read the profile!


Amy Corcoran works for Outward Bound in Australia and is two years into her career.  Read about her journey and aspirations for the future.

Brigitte Muir is a famous mountaineer and also a mountaineering guide with many years experience.

Priscilla McKenney has worked in the outdoor industry since deciding that's what she wanted to do at the age of 16.  She lives in San Francisco and works for GirlVentures, but has a wide range of experience and an amazing life story.

Anna Fry-jung Hoff is an alumni of the GirlVentures program, just starting out in the outdoor industry. 

Emmy Hendrickx is a Canadian woman who owns her own women-specific outdoor business.  She has a great story of overcoming adversity to become a passionate and successful outdoor woman.

Bec Fox is the manager of a successful outdoor centre and the mother of two small children.  She has some fantastic advice about how to combine the two.

Heather Kirkpatrick's career in Outdoor Education has taken her all over the world, including Antarctica!

Job Hunting

GO! Girls Outdoors has an outdoor jobs topic in the forum.

COOEEads in Australia has 'jobs for outdoorsy people'. You can subscribe to their newsletter and get the jobs emailed to you each week (highly recommended).  They have jobs in Outdoor Education/Recreation, Public Contact and Park Management and a listing of volunteer positions, conferences, workshops and training and education opportunities.

Adventure Pro's job listing for a different selection of jobs - all are in Outdoor Education and Recreation.

NRMjobs is good if you're looking for a job in the environment, water and natural resource management .  You can also subscribe to an email service.

Environmental Jobs Network (EJN) also offers an email service and advertises jobs in the environment sector.

Outdoor Education Jobs Google Group is for jobs all over the world, all in Outdoor Education.

Wilderdom also has a Jobs and Careers page with a large number of links to other job postings sites in the UK, US and Canada.

Do you know of a link that should be here?  Contact GO! Girls Outdoors.

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