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The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU!

I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges.

Tough Girl Podcas‪t‬ Sarah Williams

    • Self Help
    • 4.9 • 253 Ratings

The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU!

I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges.

    Helen Mort - Poet & Author - ‘Never Leave The Dog Behind’ who explores the relationship between people, dogs and the great outdoors.

    Helen Mort - Poet & Author - ‘Never Leave The Dog Behind’ who explores the relationship between people, dogs and the great outdoors.

    Helen Mort has published two poetry collections, ‘Division Street’ (2013) and ‘No Map Could Show Them’ (2015). She won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection. Her novel ‘Black Car Burning’ was published in 2019. She teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and she is also the author of ‘Lake District Trail Running’. Her new book is ‘Never Leave The Dog Behind’. Inspired by the story of Missy, a German Shepherd who was abandoned by two hikers in the Ca

    • 48 min
    Lee Vue - Paddling the Mississippi River (2,300+ miles) and her team winning first place in the Women’s Voyageur Division in the Yukon River Quest, paddling 444 miles in 53 hours.

    Lee Vue - Paddling the Mississippi River (2,300+ miles) and her team winning first place in the Women’s Voyageur Division in the Yukon River Quest, paddling 444 miles in 53 hours.

    Lee Vue is a creative professional with deep knowledge in communications and digital strategy committed to social impact. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in political science. Her professional career spans across multiple industries that include startups, academia, small businesses and nonprofit organizations. 

    She's a current board member of Camp Menogyn, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and Building More Philanthropy with Purpose (BMPP) Giving Circle.

    • 52 min
    EmmaLucy Cole - The joys and challenges of being a solo woman researcher, explorer and biker. Sharing more about spending 2 years with a Bedouin tribe in Sinai.

    EmmaLucy Cole - The joys and challenges of being a solo woman researcher, explorer and biker. Sharing more about spending 2 years with a Bedouin tribe in Sinai.

    EmmaLucy Cole is a UK-based speaker, writer, explorer and researcher. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy as a lecturer and co-director of the Vicarious Festival of Travel Storytelling. EmmaLucy is currently studying towards a PhD at the University of Bristol, researching how travel writers represent Arabic and Middle Eastern (SWANA) cultures.

    • 49 min
    Monisha Rajesh - Author of “Around the World in 80 Trains”, Nat Geo Traveller Book of the Year.

    Monisha Rajesh - Author of “Around the World in 80 Trains”, Nat Geo Traveller Book of the Year.

    Monisha Rajesh - British journalist and travel writer whose writing has appeared in Time magazine, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vanity Fair and The Sunday Telegraph in which she wrote a monthly column about travelling the world by train. 

    Her first book Around India in 80 Trains (2012) was named one of The Independent’s top ten books on India, and her second book Around the World in 80 Trains was published in 2019 to great acclaim.

    • 53 min
    Kat Young - Hiker & Blogger at Attitude over Ability - Hiking the Coast to Coast UK, Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland and the South Island of New Zealand.

    Kat Young - Hiker & Blogger at Attitude over Ability - Hiking the Coast to Coast UK, Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland and the South Island of New Zealand.

    Kat is a climate change consultant based in Oxfordshire. Striving for a healthy work-life balance Kat spends as much time as possible outdoors, mostly walking and cycling, with a splash of paddle boarding. 

    Kat also spends a lot of the time with grease on her face as a volunteer mechanic for Broken Spoke, a community bike project in Oxford.

    • 49 min
    Santia Deck - Professional athlete making history as the highest paid Female Professional American Footballer.

    Santia Deck - Professional athlete making history as the highest paid Female Professional American Footballer.

    The Queen Of Abs, Santia Deck, is a history-making Female Professional American Footballer and Social Media Influencer with over 700,000 loyal and engaged followers.

    Santia, 28, recently made history by becoming the highest-paid woman to play the sport, signing a multi-million-dollar deal with the WFLA. Recently, Santia made history again - becoming the first female athlete to own her own sneaker company, TRONUS. 

    "Remember, nothing is impossible. If you want it, go get it." - Santia Deck

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

LiftsHikesandLeaves ,

Should be compulsory listening for all young girls!

I started listening to this podcast in early lockdown 1.0 as a way to live vicariously through other people’s adventures, it’s now my absolute favourite and I never miss an episode, now working my way through the back catalogue! The guests are incredible, varied, fascinating and inspiring. I have learnt so much from them. Sarah has a lovely interview style, she’s always genuinely excited and interested in her guests, and keeps the podcast relaxed and informal.

I was a wee bit ‘outdoorsy’ when I first started listening but thanks to this podcast I have found confidence and inspiration to start cycling and solo hiking. A year later, I am planning my first bikepacking trip, have been on a solo multi day hike/wild camp and am training for my first ultramarathon. My adventure bucket list is now several pages long.

I wish I had heard this podcast earlier, I wish I had had role models like Sarah and her guests as a teenager. I feel like I’ve really found my real self and my people through listening to this podcast. Thank you so much, please don’t stop!

jane the canuck ,

So inspiring

I love this podcast- it’s so inspiring to hear normal women tell their extraordinary stories and adventures!

Jackdiddlyack ,

High quality

This is an excellent, very high quality series of stimulating interviews thanks to Sarah’s hard work at finding international athletes, performers and adventurers, and her on-the-ball interviewing style. Fabulous choice of diverse interviewees lately, thank you Sarah.

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