The Women’s Adventure Expo was founded in 2015 by sisters Tania John and Rebecca Hughes. They wanted to create a platform which empowers women, by celebrating and raising the awareness of female adventure and exploration.
By launching the first ever adventure and travel expo in the UK dedicated to women, they found themselves in the company of many amazing people, all hungry to advance a new generation of female adventurers. It was the powerfully positive and inspiring atmosphere at the inaugural event which confirmed to Tania and Rebecca the need to continue the journey and develop the Women’s Adventure Expo further.
In 2016, Tania and Rebecca turned the Women’s Adventure Expo into Community Interest Company, which is a type of Social Enterprise. In doing so they expanded the WAExpo to collaborate with, and incorporate, female-led projects around the globe working in a variety of areas. Such as women’s cross cultural adventure, female-led scientific research, women’s extreme challenge and endeavour in adventure, female-led expeditions for conservation, and women’s community projects facilitated by adventure.
By joining many women together who want to explore and challenge their own boundaries, grow in confidence and self-belief, the Expo enables people to discover success. By sharing resources, networking, providing empowering events, and promoting inclusive opportunities for women, the Expo will become a highly motivated and active community, ready to harness positive action and produce significant and meaningful value to society.