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Polar Explorer and Environmental Advocate


Jade Hameister began her quest to complete the Polar Hat-Trick in April 2016 at the age of 14, when she became the youngest person in history to ski to the North Pole from anywhere outside the last degree.

Previous Experience

Exploration: Jade became the youngest woman to complete the 550 km crossing of Greenland, the second largest ice cap on the planet unsupported and unassisted, completing the journey at 15 years of age.

In January 2018, at age 16, Jade skied 600km from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole unsupported and unassisted, after an epic 37-day journey via a new route through the Transantarctic Mountains and up the Kansas Glacier, from the Amundsen Coast.

In finishing the incredible journey, Jade has set a number of world records including: The youngest person to ski from the coast of Antarctica to South Pole unsupported and unassisted; The first Australian woman in history to ski coast to South Pole unsupported and unassisted; The first woman to set a new route to the South Pole unsupported and unassisted; The youngest to ski to both Poles; and The youngest to complete the Polar Hat-Trick.

Speaking: Jade’s message has been heard across the world at TEDx, SOLVE and even the Vatican, where she served as the Oceania Youth Representative.

She is currently an Optus Ambassador, alongside Usain Bolt and Ian Thorpe and featured in Facebook Inc’s “Credit Her” global campaign on International Women’s Day. In late 2018, she was the subject of a feature-length movie by National Geographic Channel focusing on Jade’s polar journeys and bringing to light the issues around global warming.

Awards and Accolades:
Jade was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for service to Polar Exploration in 2019 and has been named Young Adventurer of the Year by the Australian Geographic Society on two occasions. She has also been recognised by Vogue magazine as one of the year’s Game Changers; was the first “Teen Titan” to be interviewed in New York on the CBS, Megan Kelly Show and was awarded the “Fierce Spirit” Women of Style award by Instyle magazine.

Talking Points

Bravery Over Perfection

In life and in business, it is always more rewarding to focus on being brave rather than seeking perfection. When we choose bravery, we are prepared to try new things and we accept that failure and mistakes are just part of the process. When we make perfection the goal, who often don’t even try from fear of looking foolish.

Jade shares this fundamental truth learned the hard way, through her epic polar journeys.

Who this is for:
Founders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, executives, students.

Key Takeaways:
- The inspiring story of what Jade was able to accomplish at such a young age with this attitude
- Why this approach to life is so much more rewarding
- Tools and tips for living life this way

Saving our Environment through Female Empowerment

Saving our environment long-term cannot happen without gender equality.

The world is severely out of balance in so many ways, all of which can be traced back to the suppression of feminine power and gender inequality - when women’s status is reduced to being child bearers and men’s property it damages all of us, but this point of view is still present many cultures globally today.

Restoring this balance means giving young women around the world have access to education, programs and resources to grow in the directions of their dreams. By changing their future, we will change everyone’s future for the better.

The continuing exponential growth in the population of humans is the biggest threat to our environment. The most sensible way to address this issue is to educate and empower young women therefore allowing females to make their own decisions over the number of children they have and when.

Jade shares with us her unique perspectives on global warming shaped through her polar journeys and global travels.

Who this is for:
Founders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, teams, and anybody who wants to see a change for good

Key Takeaways:
- Jade’s perspective on global warming drawing from her unique polar expeditions
- The long-term benefits of gender equality for everyone
- A fresh perspective on the global warming debate.

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