Meet Jennifer Pharr Davis
National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Jennifer Pharr Davis is a lover of long trails and good stories. As a record-breaking long-distance hiker, she has covered over 14,000 miles on every continent but Antarctica. In 2011, she hiked 47 miles a day for 46 straight days to become the first women to set the "Fastest Known Time (FKT)" on the Appalachian Trail. She also backpacked 550 miles while pregnant with her daughter and hiked 1,200 miles while nursing her son. Her story and her life are one of perseverance and commitment.
At age 24, Jennifer founded Blue Ridge Hiking Company in North Carolina to make trails accessible to hikers of all ages, genders, and ability levels. Her company is 11 years old, includes two locations, and takes over 1,500 people on hikes each year. Jennifer has authored seven books and written articles for the New York Times, Running Times and National Parks Traveler. Jennifer lives in Asheville, NC with her husband Brew, their daughter Charley and son Gus.
Through two dynamic sessions, Jennifer will weave together her trials on the trail and what she has learned along the way of her many adventures. Attendees will be empowered and inspired and leave with a new toolbox of ideas to take back to their workplace or business.
Defining the Path
In a world that wants women to do everything well, it is imperative that we discover a narrow path where we can excel. We can define these individual pathways through personal and professional exploration, setting boundaries and communicating clearly, and by choosing habits of change over struggles of control. Learn to embrace the power–and freedom-that comes from naming your vision and claiming your direction.
Going the Distance
Failure is not a mistake. It is an inherent part of any adventure. Taking on challenges can improve your creative problem solving skills and need for teamwork and delegation. Find ways to explore your potential, maximize your performance, and find the balance of what is possible in the short term versus what is beneficial in the long term.
Learn more about Jennifer’s books, company, and her story.
Jennifer will have signed books for sale at the conference.