Women's Outdoor Leadership Course
50% of Outward Bound course participants are female, yet our instructional team is not representative. We recognise our traditionally masculine roots and are taking action to redress the gender imbalance in our workforce. We listened to practitioners, academics, national governing bodies, experts outside of the outdoor sector and most importantly women looking forward to a career in the outdoors.
In October we began our first Women's Outdoor Leadership course. This ten week programme is about personal adventures and development, mixed with opportunities for gaining experience with groups, mentoring with experienced instructors and support from learning alongside other women.