Anne Galyean, sponsored downhill and enduro mountain bike rider and funded PhD student currently researching the fate and transport of engineered nanoparticles in drinking water.
Pauline Van Dongen, fashion designer who specialises in wearable technology; fashion where the technology is integrated.
Johanna Quaas, gymnast and coach. Johanna was entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest gymnast in the world in 2012 at age 86!
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author. Chimamanda in her Ted Talk “The danger of the single story”, warns that if we only hear the same story over and over about a person or country we are in danger of only seeing that stereotype.
Sponsored downhill mountain bike rider Marie Pastre enjoying a bike date with team mate Julien Giraud.
Laura Dekker, sailor. Laura is the youngest person ever to sail solo around the globe. Laura departed from Gibraltar on 21st August 2010 and arrived at Simpson Bay on Sint Maarten on 21st January 2012 (123 days later) at age 16.
Alice Herz-Sommer, concert pianist. Alice is the oldest known holocaust survivor at 110. In this video she shares with us her wisdom and her positive outlook on life.
"And life is beautiful, love is beautiful, nature and music are beautiful. Everything we experience is a gift, a present we should cherish and pass on to those we love." - Alice Herz-Sommer
Tammy “Wonder Woman” Donahugh, professional downhill and dirt jump/ slopestyle/ freeride mountain biker. Tammy coaches women’s mountain bike skills clinics and works as a Trail Specialist for the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Tammy loves mountain biking so much she has dirt jumps in her own garden!
Professional skateboarders Shari White, Kristin Ebeling and Amy Caron from Meow Skateboards team, plus Alex White and Ethan Anderson in this impressive skateboard edit from the streets of LA.
Karina Hollekim, professional free skier and BASE jumper and the first female to complete a ski BASE.
Karina now works as a coach and motivational speaker.
After a near-fatal accident in 2006, when her parachute didn’t open during a routine parachute jump, Karina was told by doctors that she would never walk again. Refusing to accept this, after countless surgeries and intense rehabilitation Karina is not only walking but she is back skiing and in her latest film Made of Steel sets out on one of the most demanding ski trips in the world, the Haute Route.
Manon Carpenter professional downhill mountain bike rider ripping around the new trails at Cwmcarn, South Wales.
Cecilie Skog, professional adventurer, guide and lecturer. Cecilie originally trained and worked as a nurse, but changed profession after climbing Everest in 2004.
Cecilie together with Ryan Waters completed the first ever unassisted and unsupported crossing of Antartica in 2010.
Shirley Temple, actress and diplomat. Shirley was a box office sensation in the 1930’s staring in dozens of films and is the recipient of many awards. Shirley retired from acting in her early 20’s and went onto to be involved in politics, holding a number of diplomatic positions.
Niki Taylor (2nd right), Scottish fashion designer and creator of The Top Project a forward thinking and sustainable design store and Anna Freemantle (1st right), supermodel and director of the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival joined forces at a textile recycling plant in Denny, Stirlingshire, to show fashion students how to upcycle old clothes as part of the Love Your Clothes campaign.
Jenny Jones making history yesterday as the first British athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics, boarding home with the bronze in the slopestyle snowboard event in Sochi.
Jenny initially learned to ski on a dry ski slope and after spending a season working as a chalet maid in Tignes, France, began a career in snowboarding supported by various part-time jobs.
Jenny is now a 3 times X Games medal winner with several sponsors and now an Olympic medal under her belt.