October 29th, 2010 | 6:00 am

Calling All Intrepid Women!

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iStock_000010491842XSmallBy Melissa J. Anderson (New York City)

The Glass Hammer is looking for more stories on Intrepid Women – professional women who have a flair for adventure, a love of the unknown, and the courage to step out of their comfort zone. Sound like you, or someone you know?

Previous Intrepid Women have included a lawyer / volunteer fire fighter, a marketing executive who scaled the Great Wall, and our former editor Pamela Weinsaft – who wrote about her expedition to Antarctica. We’ve also visited trapeze school, sky diving class, and even a Russian Bath House here in New York.

And now we want to know about your adventure.

How have you challenged yourself physically or emotionally lately? What was the outcome? What has your adventuresome, limit-pushing experience taught you about yourself, and how has it helped you professionally?

Are you an intrepid woman? Tell us why! Email me and tell me what you’d like to write about, and we’ll discuss the next steps.

Can’t wait to hear about your adventure!

2 comments

  1. Nancy Hancock

    I would like to write about my intrepid new undertaking. It is not new for me to step out of my comfort zone. In my 20′s I race cars, in my 40′s I raced boats. I’m entering my 60th year this year and am just launching a new venture. Since the age of 46 I have loved sailing, racing and cruising and travelling long distances on sailboats. Also I have always worked for a living at something I love, in my 20′s in the auto racing world in England, and for 25 years as a clothing designer running my own company in Vancouver, Canada. Now I want to work as a Charter Captain and Teacher in the sailing industry. To that end I have taken the necessary exams, done the ocean and coastal miles; 30,000 of them and the next big challenge for me is to stick my neck right out and work in this industry which has been and still is to an extent male dominated. And I want to do it now at this age.
    Its been difficult for me in Malta, which is where we currently reside to get hired on by charter companies, so I’ve turned that around and started Sail Like a Girl, Cruise and Learn Yacht Charters Exclusively for Women. So its up to me to find the women who want to come sailing with me, and then the charter companies are all delighted to charter their boats to me.
    So this is what I want to write about – always working at what you love, and pushing through your trepidation to become intrepid.

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