Holly Budge

Everest Summiteer, First Woman to Skydive Everest, Founder of How Many Elephants NGO & World Female Ranger Week

Meet Holly Budge, a world-class Adventurer, Everest Summiteer and the First Woman to Skydive Everest. Holly is a professional keynote speaker dedicated to transforming lives by advocating the importance of a positive mindset, building mental toughness, setting ambitious goals, and achieving overall well-being. Her extraordinary life experiences, including summiting Everest, becoming the first woman to skydive Everest and racing 1000km across Mongolia on wild horses, combined with her commitment to pushing the boundaries of human potential, make her a compelling choice to inspire and motivate others. Her nail-biting stories and engaging presentations offer a fresh perspective and actionable takeaways that resonate with a wide range of audiences.

Whether addressing large conferences or intimate gatherings, Holly leaves a lasting impact, inspiring you to think big, be bold, and climb your Everest. She has been described as “one of the UK's most accomplished female adventurers” and as “down-to-earth, funny and incredibly inspiring” by HRH Prince Edward.

Off the podium, Holly is the founder and chairman of international non-profit, ‘How Many Elephants’ and World Female Ranger Week. Recently voted as ‘Woman of the Year in Non-Profit’ in 2023, Holly has raised >GBP 500,000 for environmental projects. She founded her impact-driven charity, How Many Elephants, while studying for a Masters in Sustainable Design, to educate a worldwide audience about the devastating impacts of the ivory trade. Holly launched the hugely successful World Female Ranger Week to support female rangers on the front line of wildlife conservation. Her campaign has so far reached over 500 million people in the global media, with live interviews on Sky News, BBC Womans Hour, Times Radio etc. Her impactful work has been highly praised, including by Sir David Attenborough.

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