Who she is: Owner of AdventureWomen, Founder of Thomson Treks, Thomson Family Adventures, and Thomson Collection
What she has done: Judi Wineland has spent her career blazing a trail in the male-dominated adventure travel industry. In 1978, she became the world’s first woman to found an adventure travel company and has since founded multiple others, including Thomson Treks, Thomson Family Adventures, and most recently, Thomson Collection. Twenty-five years ago, Wineland helped found Focus on Tanzanian Communities (FoTZC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that facilitates education, women’s empowerment, and water and health projects in northern Tanzania. She continues to serve as the organization's director.
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