Hello and Welcome!
This is a place where we advocate for women in the outdoors. Well, actually we advocate for everyone in the outdoors but there’s just something special about the outdoor sisterhood…
Founded by Rebecca Walsh, HLAW has grown from a humble facebook page to a global community serving over 100,000 women every month. Through our private membership group, our weekly live video show, our public content on this website, social media sites, group hikes and guided trips we’ve been able to connect and build real relationships with outdoor women.
Rebecca Walsh: Hike Like A Woman Founder
Guided by Rebecca and a small leadership team we’ve been able to help thousands of women break down barriers to entry in the outdoors and hit the trail.
If you’d like to learn more about our community, sponsor us, or hire Rebecca or a rad lady from her leadership and Ambassador teams to lead a teambuilding retreat for your business or organization, or speak at your next conference or event please call her at her outdoor store, Basecamp at 307-703-0172 or email email@example.com.
We’ve only just begun. Here’s a look back at how we’ve climbed this mountain to make HLAW what it is today.
In the beginning….
March 22, 2014: The Hike Like A Woman Facebook page is launched while we try to figure out what we want HLAW to be and get our website built.
First draft of our logo is built. We’ve come a long way…https://www.facebook.com/hikelikeawoman/photos/a.1389426314615509/1429945220563618/?type=3&theater
August 2014: We know that we want to build a community so we start doing Google Hangouts about outdoor topics. And then realize that we can’t sustain weekly Google Hangouts so we quit.
December 2014: Rebecca’s 2015 Goals…To hike/ski/snowshoe 365 miles with her young kids, to launch the HLAW website, to publish her first book.
February 1, 2015: HLAW website launched!
June 25, 2015: We hit 2,500 “likes” Facebook
Summer 2016: We announce the start of our Ambassador Program and select women for our first round of Ambassadors. We also hit 14,000 Facebook “likes”–that was a big deal to us at the time 🙂
December 2016: We launch the HLAW podcast, a weekly show where we interviewed badass outdoor woman.
2016/2017: We dabble in the world of challenges and online classes and experiment with starting our hiking groups, a digital magazine, developing a leadership team, contributor team, private community etc. While we partner with some of the biggest brands in the outdoor industry we realize that we’re overstressed. Most of what we try to do doesn’t stick or work but we keep experimenting to try to find out the best way to serve our community of rad women hikers.
July 2017: We hike a section of the Continental Divide Trail with a film crew to produce a video for Wyoming Tourism.
October 2017: Rebecca is featured as a panelist at the Wild Woman’s Adventurer Summit
June 2018: Our YouTube channel hits 282 subscribers!
October 2018: Rebecca speaks at the Outdoor Blogger Summit and HLAW continues to grow with various Ambassadors giving speeches, presentations and leading hikes in their communities.
March 2019: We decide to focus our efforts less on online interactions and more on in-person interactions. We make a few staffing and leadership changes and focus less on brand partnerships and more on our community. We switch to live video so you can meet the “real us”–not the polished version behind the screen. We go back to our roots and strive to do a better job of serving our community again. That’s why we’re here to make this experience genuine and authentic for you.