Friday, March 3, 2017

Aurora Expeditions celebrates International Women's Day

The women of Aurora Expeditions

Adventure travel expert Aurora Expeditions is acknowledging the achievements of their female expedition team members on March 8 in recognition of this year's International Women's Day.

Working across a range of destinations and extreme environments including Antarctica and the Arctic, each of Aurora Expeditions' female team members bring a unique skill set to a series of different roles including expedition leaders, naturalists, historians, geologists, trekking guides, polar diving and snorkelling guides, and kayaking guides.


The women of Aurora Expeditions

With over 30 female expedition staff members working for the company – and that number consistently growing – women are playing a more pivotal role than ever before aboard Aurora's expeditions and the expedition industry as a whole, says Aurora Expeditions' Expedition Executive, Amanda Till. 

She said: “Women make up at least a third of our team aboard each expedition, if not more. Our female team members are definitely holding their own, bringing a wide range of skills and knowledge with expertise ranging from whale biology to glaciology, and everything else in between!”

The women of Aurora Expeditions


Expedition Naturalist Heidi Krajewsky, for example, has always had a passion for working on the sea, starting as a sea cadet and working as a deckhand on a schooner on the west coast of her native Canada before completing her Marine Biology degree.

Today, along with her role of Naturalist aboard Aurora Expeditions' ship Polar Pioneer, she is a director of the Marine and Education Research Society and feels privileged to be doing what she loves.

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Biologist and Assistant Expedition Leader Liz Pope never takes a day in Antarctica for granted, conscious that working there is an amazing opportunity for anyone, man or woman. She acknowledges the fellow women in her family this International's Women's Day 2017 who inspired her to reach her goals.

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