Roz Savage holds four Guinness World Records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row solo across three oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian. She has rowed over 15,000 miles, taken around 5 million oar-strokes, and spent cumulatively over 500 days of her life at sea in a 23-foot rowboat.
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2013 for services to environmental awareness and fundraising. In 2010, she was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic.
It was an unexpected career move for a former management consultant who is afraid of big waves, and doesn’t particularly enjoy exercise. She was inspired to brave the oceans when she realised two things: 1) we are all capable of much more than we believe we are, and 2) we need to make big changes if we're going to leave a healthy planet for future generations. So she used her voyages to expand her own limits and to promote sustainable living.
She now writes, speaks, and lectures on sustainability, resilience, and change. She has published two books about her ocean rowing adventures, taught a course at Yale on courage, and is currently wrapping up a doctorate on feminine leadership for unpredictable times. She publishes regular articles on her website, and at Medium.com, on sustainability, spirituality, personal development, psychology, politics, economics and complementary currencies.