Episode 40: Sailing the world and smashing boundaries with Tracy Edwards

I was so excited to interview the very inspiring sailor Tracy Edwards MBE, who captained the first all-female yacht crew in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989, coming second in their class. She’s now also a social activist, running The Maiden Factor Foundation to raise awareness and improve education for girls around the world.

We talk about:

  • How Tracy has maintained momentum through her life after such a massive achievement when she were still relatively so young
  • What’s it like being a midlife woman now after so much success in her youth
  • What it was like sailing round the world
  • How Tracy’s life has evolved
  • What lessons she has to pass on about dealing with adversity and starting again
  • The impact of misogyny when she sailed round the world and what it’s like now
  • The importance of protecting the environment
  • All about Tracy’s current mission with her boat, Maiden
  • What Tracy has learnt from doing what she’s done and how she has changed since she sailed round the world
  • Acceptance of natural hair color as we age
  • Tracy’s advice for women in midlife and making the most of life in general

And lots more!

Find out more about Tracy:

Tracy’s website: tracyedwards.com

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See the trailer of her movie: Maiden

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