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I’m a day late, but I wanted to take a moment to recognize that yesterday was National Girls and Women in Sports Day. It’s an annual day of observance to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, recognize the influence of sports participation for women and girls, and honor the progress and continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.I wanted to give a special shout out to @carla.perez.ec today. She is the first South American woman to climb Everest and K2 without oxygen, and I had the privilege of working with her as one of our guides on Everest. This is a photo of us climbing together on the final steps towards the summit of the world’s highest peak.Despite the gains for women in many areas of society, there is still an absence of women in leadership positions, at the top of mountains and in the workplace.Climbing with Carla was very motivating for me. It reinforced the idea that you can honor the feminine and be a strong leader while maintaining qualities of compassion and empathy. We need to elevate the status of the feminine – and of girls, women and mothers in society today. #ClimbForEquality #NGWSDphoto by @rob.lea

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