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Girlguiding LaSER Ambassadors

At Girlguiding LaSER we’re lucky to have four brilliant Ambassadors that support us as the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Whether helping volunteers at a Region event or meeting and inspiring girls in their local units, our Ambassadors help shape Girlguiding LaSER by sharing their expertise and ensuring we are giving all girls the chance to be a powerful force for good. To find out more about our Ambassadors please email info@girlguidinglaser.org.uk.

I’m Sally and I’m a professional adventurer!

Sally KettleName – Sally Kettle
Profession – Adventurer
Favourite Ice Cream – Belgium Chocolate
Twitter – @sallykettle

I try and organise an expedition every year, which I then write and speak about in the hopes that the lessons I’ve learnt from travelling and challenging myself will inspire others to lead a more adventurous life too.

In my twenties I rowed across the Atlantic, twice. The first time I went with my Mum and then a year later I went with three other women. Only 15 women in the world had ever rowed an ocean before my Mum and I completed it. I was lucky enough to write a book about the journeys and I’m now producing a feature film called Rowgirls about the second attempt.

I’ve since sailed, trekked and travelled to some of the most remote places in the world, as well as written and presented pieces for BBC Radio 4 – you may have even spotted me on the telly!

When I was a young Girlguiding member the only adventurers were men, so I really wanted to re-engage with Girlguiding to show young women that they too can get out there and give adventure a go.

I’m Pip McKerrow and I’ve been a Girlguiding volunteer for 23 years!

Name – Pip McKerrowdiscover_bb-159
Profession – Volunteer
Favourite ice cream – Liquorice
Twitter – @pipmckerrow

I’ve been a Girlguiding volunteer for 23 years, ever since my eldest daughter came home from Brownies saying the Guide Unit would close unless someone volunteered to run it!

The opportunities that my daughters had through guiding and the amazing women who offered them challenge and adventure in a safe environment have been my inspiration. I have held various guiding roles including Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding LaSER and continue to lead a thriving Guide unit in South West London.

I’m passionate about spreading the word of how Girlguiding empowers girls in Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and The Senior Section to discover the best in themselves.

 I’m Kathleen and I’m a Project Manager and Engineer!

IMG_2503 final (2)Name – Kathleen Murray
Profession – Project Manager, Engineer, Consultant
Favourite Ice Cream – Pistachio
Twitter – @k_m_murray

I’m a project manager and management consultant and have worked internationally in the professional services and engineering sectors with large organisations. I started my career as a chemical engineer and have lived and worked in Canada, United States, South America, the Bahamas, Europe and the UK.

There weren’t many women in engineering when I was at university so I am very interested in women in STEM and the role of women in business.  I’ve been a lifelong advocate of gender diversity and even started a women’s network at an engineering firm.  I’ve volunteered extensively with women’s organisations in the US and UK including one of the largest women’s shelters for survivors of domestic violence in the US.  In London I organise leadership events for a senior women’s network as a member of their Professional Development Committee. I am also working on a Masters in Mindfulness-Based Approaches that supports wellbeing at school and in the workplace.

I’ve been volunteering with Girlguiding in London and Oxford since 2013 and I’m excited to be involved with the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK that supports the development and empowerment of girls and young women!