The Women’s Adventure Expo was founded in 2015 by sisters Tania John and Rebecca Hughes. They wanted to create a platform that celebrated and promoted the achievements of women in exploration and adventure while encouraging and facilitating women to realise their aspirations of adventure and travel.
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 hungry to advance a new generation of female adventurers. The powerfully positive and inspiring atmosphere at the inaugural event confirmed to Tania and Rebecca the need to continue the journey and develop the Women’s Adventure Expo further.
In 2016, Tania and Rebecca established Women’s Adventure Expo as community interest company (CIC), following a social enterprise ethos and business model. As a registered organisation Women’s Adventure Expo can collaborate with, and incorporate, female-led projects around the globe, working in areas such as women’s cross-cultural adventure, female-led scientific research, expeditions for conservation and women’s community projects facilitated by adventure.