ABOUT

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.

See below for recent interviews, media coverage, and quotes:

Emilie Cortes to deliver 2016 WOY Award keynote

Emilie Cortes to deliver 2016 WOY Award keynote

DailyUpload coverage of She Can Scholarship created by Emilie Cortes and Mike Rougeux

DailyUpload coverage of She Can Scholarship created by Emilie Cortes and Mike Rougeux. Story starts at 3:13.

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“Call of the Wild Gives a Pep Talk – Emilie Cortes delivers OSU-Cascades’ commencement speech about risk and fear”

"Adventurer and business leader Emilie Cortes to deliver commencement address at OSU-Cascades"

“Adventurer and business leader Emilie Cortes to deliver commencement address at OSU-Cascades”

Bend Chamber 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year (pg 10 of Bend Business Journal)

Bend Chamber 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year (pg 10 of Bend Business Journal)

Emilie Cortes shares her perfect day in Bend

Emilie Cortes shares her perfect day in Bend

FWP-Podcast

Interview with Emilie Cortes: Feminine Warrior Podcast #21

Bend Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Issue

Bend Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Issue

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“My Turn” article in Toastmasters Magazine

"Bend Climbers Tackle Challenge"

“Bend Climbers Tackle Challenge”

"General Outdoors Badass"

Interview – “General Outdoors Badass”

Gapmuse Top 7 Women of 2014

Gapmuse Top 7 Women of 2014

Georgina Miranda's FoundHer series

Georgina Miranda’s FoundHer series

"Why Success Can Be Uncomfortable..."

“Why Success Can Be Uncomfortable…”

U Magazine – Bend Bulletin (pp 5-10)

Create Your Own Reality with Lynn Crocker

Create Your Own Reality with Lynn Crocker

myWindow segment on KBNZ & KOHD

myWindow segment on KBNZ & KOHD

"Empowering Women in Business" (5:20)

“Empowering Women in Business” (5:20)

New Business Spotlight

New Business Spotlight

Heidi Isern - Dream Job Interview

Heidi Isern – Dream Job Interview

EP 101 Your Body Your World interview

EP 101 Your Body Your World interview

2014 Entrepreneur of the Year nomination

2014 Entrepreneur of the Year nomination

Inspired Stories of Authenticity & Reinvention

Inspired Stories of Authenticity & Reinvention

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“Does your success define you? “