About - Women Who Explore

Getting Every Woman Outdoors

Welcome to our community! We formed this community for YOU, for every woman out there, no matter what age you are, how experienced or inexperienced you are, what your income level is, what colour your skin is and so on.

We started Women Who Explore because we didn't feel like we belonged in the outdoors, that we weren't experienced or had the best gear to be out there. We realized that other women out there must feel the same, intimidated, not good enough to be in the outdoors. So we wanted to create a safe space, a welcoming space. So welcome to this awesome community. We hope you join your local group, come on a getaway, and be inspired to get outdoors and meet other awesome women.

Collaboration Over Competition

In September 2018, Women Who Explore and The Lady Alliance decided to meet in person. All three founders were curious about each other. An instant bond was created over breakfast poutines and coffee. 

Both Jenny and Lindsay from Women Who Explore and Kieren from The Lady Alliance had similar values, goals, and a love for life, adventure, and inspiring others. The Lady Alliance aims to build confidence and community through adventure. Women Who Explore is a community dedicated to getting every woman into the outdoors. 

Yah, we saw the similarities as well...

The idea came in a dog walk. Both companies wanted to reach as many people as possible while empowering women, encouraging confidence, building community, and getting women into the outdoors...


The Lady Alliance and Women Who Explore believe that collaboration is always better than competition. Sometimes we forget that. It is easy to feel as though we need to compete to be the best, when in reality we can create even more positive change when working together. 

Aligning through values of empowerment, kindness, adventure, and encouragement, we created our parent company...


Lindsay MacNevin


Hi. I’m Lindsay. If you had told me 5 years ago that I’d be running an all woman community and hosting getaways all over the world, I would have called you crazy. My sister Jenny and I started Women Who Explore as a way to meet other like-minded women. I was a travel writer at the time and found that life on the road could be lonely. We started the Instagram account to connect to other women, share our experiences in the outdoors and offer a safe space free of judgement. Little did we know just how many women felt the same as we did!

But here I am. Running Women Who Explore full-time. Still traveling the world, but doing it with an amazing new, growing tribe. I’m a mum of 2, afraid of butterflies, and tired most of the time. I’m also strong, badass, here to cheer you on and revel in your accomplishments. I can’t wait for you to join our community and discover just how amazing you really are.

Jenny MacNevin


Hi, I’m Jenny, the other co-founder of Women Who Explore! I am currently living out my dream running a company that we created for women, with my sister Lindsay. Growing up in Southern Ontario, we didn’t have access to the mountains, but once I relocated to Alberta my whole world changed. After finding the outdoors to be super intimidating, Lindsay and I decided we needed to create a space for all women who wanted to explore.

Women Who Explore has not only been a life-changer for me, but for hundreds of thousands of women around the world. I’ve met more incredible women in the past two years than I have throughout my life. I am checking off my bucket list, inspiring my daughter and frankly still terrified of camping alone in bear country.