Emilie Cortes has a mission – to inspire all, and especially women, to face challenge, risk, and fear differently and break down internal barriers to our dreams through positive experiences in the outdoors.
Emilie is a motivational speaker and Owner/President of Call of the Wild Adventures, Inc., an all women’s adventure travel company. She left a 17-year career in financial services to align her passion and vocation. Emilie has climbed on six of the seven continents and leads backpacking, trekking, and snowcamping trips for Call of the Wild, Castle Rock Climbing School, Wild Women out of Canada, and non-profits such as the Sierra Club and GirlVentures.
Emilie received her MBA in Finance from UC, Berkeley and her BSBA in International Business from American University, summa cum laude. Emilie holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation, as well as certificates demonstrating business proficiency in French and Spanish. She also speaks Russian, Nepali, and Swahili, albeit poorly.
She serves as the Treasurer to the Compton Foundation, is a member of Financial Women’s Association and Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition, and has served on the National Associations of Women MBAs Board. She is a member of the National Speaker Association, Women Speakers Association, and Toastmasters International.
Emilie speaks regularly inspiring individuals to reach their own personal heights in their careers and lives. Emilie blogs at www.emiliecortes.com and is also a regular contributor to Sierra Journal and The Scree. Emilie can be contacted at emilie (at) emiliecortes (dot) com.
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