Opening General Session

2018 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace
Thursday, Oct. 18 from 8 – 9:30 am

Leadership Lessons from Mt. Everest

Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright
Entertainment sponsored by Bentall Kennedy

Alison Levine, Team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition

Featured speaker:
Alison Levine, Team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition

Unleash your potential in today’s competitive business environment with unconventional leadership concepts that the MBA experience and corporate America can’t – and won’t – teach you from Alison Levine.

Alison served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, climbed the Seven Summits and skied to the North and South Poles. A history-making adventurer who also spent time in the business world, she has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds and sudden avalanches – and that was while climbing the corporate ladder!

In her New York Times best-selling book, “On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments,” Alison asserts that the principles that apply to the world of extreme adventure also apply to demanding business environments. A former part-time faculty member at West Point, Alison understands what it takes to lead teams through challenging situations.

On stage, she uses stunning imagery from her various expeditions to demonstrate how progress can be made going backward, why egos are a good thing, and how complacency can kill you. One of today's most in-demand speakers, she inspires audiences to push themselves further than they ever thought possible.

Alison Levine on leadership, resiliency, fear and perseverance

Levine sat down with our CEO Wendy Mann after her inspiring speech at the 2018 Convention and Marketplace to discuss leadership, resiliency, fear and perseverance.