I love seeing strong, passionate, driven women out there living their lives to the fullest and inspiring others along the way. A great example of this, is the women of Team SCA. Team SCA is the first professional all-female team to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race, an around-the-world sailing competition that covers 39, 373 nautical miles in 9 intense and very adventurous months. The event is the toughest off-shore sailing race in the world and is considered to be the Everest of racing.
To prepare for the stresses of life at sea, the team trained for two years for what’s considered to be one of the world’s most challenging endeavours. Talk about dedication and teamwork! After 2 years of commited training, the team set out from Spain on a journey that would be sure to change their lives and inspire us all.
These 13 women, aged 28-40, from all around the world come from completely different backgrounds, but they share one thing in common, they truly are, amazing women. They are mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and even a world record holder, and they are out there together, day after day to finish this both mentally, and physically demanding competition. They’re positive role models who are a shining example of what’s possible when you work hard, believe in yourself and keep chasing your dreams.
There are a lot of women out there that inspire me. From my own incredibly hard-working and selfless mom, to the women I train with at CrossFit, to women I follow on Instagram who inspire me daily without even knowing it, to my fellow bloggers working tirelessly to help make life a little brighter for their readers, to the brave women stepping outside the norm and busting gender stereotypes, to female business leaders and entrepreneurs showing us what’s possible, to the fearless women challenging beauty standards with their confidence and refusal to conform, to the women making history by dreaming big and going for it, to the athletes and artists and quiet, behind-the-scenes women who are making the world go round, you all inspire me. Thank you. Keep on going because you just never know who you might be inspiring.
Let’s support each other, encourage each other and always stand beside each other, instead of against. Let’s be bold and adventurous and daring and stand up for what we believe in, and let’s prove to the next generation of young women that they can achieve absolutely anything that they set out to, that there are no limits, that there are amazing women everywhere.
SCA believes that everyone should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, and we are committed to creating value for people and nature. To champion these ideals, SCA launches Amazing Women Everywhere, to celebrate women who have a positive impact on others.
The women of SCA’s all-female racing team, Team SCA, exemplify this spirit. They have come from all walks of life and backgrounds to take on one of the world’s most challenging endeavors, the Volvo Ocean Race. For nine months, their journey of hard work and determination will inspire millions around the world.
We aim to gather thousands of stories from all over the world and inspire thousands more by illustrating that amazing women truly are everywhere. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SCA. The opinions and text are all mine.