ILA Podcast

Seven Summits to Empower Women

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Sara Safari


Quotes from This Episode

  • “I announced that I’m going to go back to my training for Everest again, but this time, I’m going to raise $1 per foot of any mountain I climb to provide education for these girls.”
  • “I was just tired. I was sick. I was coughing. I just wanted to go back home. And I would think of the moment when I saw two lines of girls and they were looking at me like I’m going to fix their life for them. And I would just imagine those girls, and I couldn’t quit. I just had to take the next step.”
  • “Everything started breaking down. Pieces of ice were falling down the mountain and the noise it made was like a rocket taking off.”
  • “The girls are so confident. They’re just amazing. I’m in awe of their confidence and the way they are. So I go to them for motivation now, even if it might seem like I’m inspiring them, they’re inspiring me all the time.”

About the Guest

Sara Safari is on a mission. She is an author, speaker, climber, educator, and Ph.D. candidate; and an inspiring woman actively making a difference in the world. Her goal is to climb The Seven Summits and has dedicated her life to empowering women around the world.

Host Scott J. Allen

Scott Allen

Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills. Learn more about Scott here.

About Phronesis

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders offers a smart, fast-paced discussion on all things leadership. Scott and his expert guests cover timely, relevant topics and incorporate practical tips designed to help you make a difference in how you lead and live.