Di Westaway is the leader of her so called “tribe” of 40,000 Australian women who found a way to be active, enjoy nature and the outdoors even after becoming working or full-time mums caught up with every day life struggles. Di wanted to escape that hamster wheel and founded Wild Women on Top, an organisation that helps women to achieve their goals, whether that’s a long hike with like-minded friends or conquering a high-altitude summit in some remote parts of the world. Strength lies in numbers and that’s why the Fred Hollows Foundation jumped on board from the very beginning. Together they have managed to raise more than $20 million for good causes.
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This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis (Managing Editor Digital at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).
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History & Culture
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History & Culture
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