Author Talk: ‘Take the Lead: Hanging On, Letting Go, and Conquering Life’s Hardest Climbs’
SASHA DIGIULIAN offers memorable takeaways on her incredible journey to becoming one of the faces of her sport in Take the Lead. DiGiulian shares her incredible journey to becoming one of the faces of her sport, while advocating for equality and access for women and young people everywhere. She is a role model for anyone with a goal, not just rock climbers. DiGiulian’s positive attitude and insights into taking risks inspire and motivate audiences of all kinds.
Taking Risks and Accomplishment Goals
Renowned as the most decorated and arguably the best female climber in the world, SASHA DIGIULIAN has garnered global attention for her ability to take risks and accomplish inspiring goals. In this engaging talk, DiGiulian shares her personal journey as well as actionable takeaways for individuals, teams, and organizations.
Equality in Sport
Award-winning and globally renowned climber SASHA DIGIULIAN is a passionate advocate for equality in sports, and the transformative power of sport on youth and female development. Beyond her record-setting athleticism, DiGiulian works with the Women’s Sports Foundation, Right to Play International, and is the Founder of Female Focused Adventures – a production company focused on telling the stories of women in sport.
World famous climber SASHA DIGIULIAN shares her insights and commitment to conservation in this impactful talk. DiGiulian speaks from personal experience and about her ambassadorship with Protect Our Winters in a talk that inspires and motivates audiences of all kinds.
In this engaging talk, world-renowned climber SASHA DIGIULIAN shares her incredible journey to becoming one of the faces of her sport, while advocating for equality and access for women and young people everywhere. Touching on her insights about taking risks, accomplishing goals, and her work as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, DiGiulian offers memorable takeaways for all audiences.
World champion climber Sasha DiGiulian’s ‘Take the Lead’ emphasizes the power of perseverance
In Take the Lead, award-winning and globally renowned climber SASHA DIGIULIAN shares her experiences of coming of age under the scrutiny of social media, navigating a male-dominated sport, and tackling her most heart-stopping climbs. Over the course of her career, DiGiulian has been Female Overall World Champion twice, the undefeated Pan-American Champion for a ten-year span, and three-time U.S. National Champion. To her fans, it looked like Sasha was on top of the world. But under the accolades, she was just another young woman learning how to handle the intense scrutiny of social media and dealing with body dysmorphia, all while quietly facing a potentially career-ending injury.
In a relatable and inspiring voice, Take the Lead reflects on the highs and lows of Sasha DiGiulian’s illustrious life and career for the first time, bringing readers on her remarkable journey from novice climber to Columbia University graduate, adventurer, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, and one of the most recognizable faces in climbing.
Sasha DiGiulian is without question the most decorated and arguably the best female climber in the world, constantly pushing the boundaries of what most thought possible. She started climbing at the young age of 6 and took the world by storm, quickly growing into one of its most famous faces. Over the course of her career, she has been Female Overall World Champion twice, the undefeated Pan-American Champion for a 10-year span, and 3-time US National Champion. She was the first North American woman and third woman in the World to climb a grade 5.14d, (9a), and traveled to over 50 countries while accomplishing 30+ First and First Female Ascents. These accomplishments garnered her global attention, including gracing the cover of 27 magazines and features that include Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, 60 Minutes Sports, Nightline, CNN, BBC, Vogue, and TIME.
When she’s not conquering the crag, Sasha believes in the transformative power of sports on youth and female development. As a woman making a career within a traditionally male dominated space, she stands for equality in sport, access, pay, and treatment of female athletes. To further this message, Sasha founded Female Focused Adventures, a production company that centers around storytelling in the female adventure space and empowering female content creators, striving to bolster the access and experiences of other women in the outdoors. She is the recipient of the Golden Piton Award, Arco Rock Legend Award, and the American Alpine Club Robert Hicks Bates Award, which honors young climbers who show “outstanding promise for future accomplishment.” Additionally, she was one of Glamour Magazine’s “College Women of the Year” recipients, was recognized in the Virginia Legislature for her achievements in rock climbing under the House Joint Resolution 533 and was named to Maxim’s Hot 100 list twice. Sasha is also deeply rooted in philanthropy, sitting on the board of the Women’s Sports Foundation and Ascend Afghanistan, and is an ambassador for Protect Our Winters and Right to Play International.
Sasha is dedicated to the sport of climbing and sharing its values with a wider and more diverse population. This phenom is poised to make an impact on the world in general, with millions of people using the climbing emoji that was created in her likeness daily. Her TV/Film presence expanded with the premier of her new series, No Days Off, on Outside + and Red Bull TV, captivating viewers instantly. Her reach goes far beyond inspiring people with her story of climbing achievements, she is a role model for anyone with a goal. Her accomplishments, positive attitude, and poise helped to bring rock climbing to the mainstream and solidify it as a true sport that is here to stay for both women and men alike.