Di Westaway

Business Woman, Philanthropist, Women's Health Expert & Keynote Speaker

Di Westaway is a proven success in business, adventure and life. She is the Chief Executive Officer – otherwise known as the Chief Adventure Chick – and Founder of Wild Women On Top and of Coastrek. Recognised in 2016 as one of the Australian Financial Review/Westpac Top 100 Women of Influence in Business Enterprise, Di is a global leader who has inspired over 20,000 people to achieve goals they never thought possible.

Di is also a ground-breaking futurist, who has led the charge for ‘wild wellness’. Since using an extreme mountain climb to motivate her off the couch and into nature in 2000, she has created a social enterprise that has transformed millions of lives. In the process, Di has raised almost $20 million for charity.

Di knows how to help women find not just happiness, but fulfilment. A highly inspirational and in-demand speaker for conventions and corporate conferences, her presentations are informative, practical, inspirational and dynamic. She speaks to audiences with wisdom, delivering anecdotes and stories of her team’s successes as well as the immense challenges she’s had along the way. Her corporate clients include Citibank, Barclay’s Capital, Adobe, Allen’s Arthur Robinson, Filex and ORIC.

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Di does work she loves, with people she loves, the way she loves, and she’s keen to help families, friends and workers to achieve more and go further.

When she’s not freaking people out by doing handstands on knife-edge summits, she leads teams on a mission to connect, inspire and empower, and motivates them to lead adventurous lives they love, creating pleasure, power and productivity from active adventures with friends in nature.

Di is the author of Natural Exhilaration and How to Prepare for World Class Treks, a motivational speaker and three time Telstra Businesswoman of the Year nominee. She has written for HuffPost Australia, Thrive Global, Essential Kids, Great Walks, and AG Outdoor. She has also climbed many extreme altitude peaks and holds the record for the world’s highest handstand on Mt Ama Dablam, 6,982m, Nepal.

In addition to being National and runner-up Australian National champion in three different sports, Di has worked as a teacher, journalist, radio producer and project manager.

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