Joyce Azzam
About

MOUNTAINS ARE MY MENTORS, THEY HAVE CHANGED ME
& MADE ME STRONGER

I am Joyce Azzam, I climbed the highest mountain on every continent, including Everest and completed the Seven Summits Challenge, one of the first 3 women in the Arab World and one of 75 women worldwide.

Since 2006, I have climbed 29 mountains around the world. I am stepping forward to become the 4th woman to complete the Explorers’ Grand Slam by traversing from coast to pole; the North Pole and The South Pole.

On the other hand, as a conservation Architect & having a Ph.D. in management of landscape & environment, I bring together the world of adventure, nature, architecture, and heritage. My love for the outdoors has unleashed a passion to research innovative approaches to protect and conserve cultural heritage sites, mountains & the environment.
I AM KEEN TO INSPIRE MEN, WOMEN, ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE TO PROTECT THEIR DREAMS AND WORK HARD TOWARD THEM UNTIL THEY ACHIEVE THEM.
Joyce Azzam

MOUNTAINEER, CONSERVATION ARCHITECT, HUMANITARIAN, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

From living in a cramped bunker during the Lebanese civil war to battling chronic lung condition and a potentially debilitating hypermobility syndrome, Dr. Joyce Azzam became the first Lebanese woman to complete “The Seven Summits Challenge,” braving frigid temperatures and killer oxygen levels by successfully climbing the tallest mountain on every continent, one of the first three women in the Arab World and one of 75 women worldwide. She also scaled over 28 of the most challenging mountains around the world, including Mt. Everest, Kilimanjaro, and Denali in Alaska and Vinson in Antarctica.
Joyce frequently features as an expert or motivational speaker on the international circuit promoting her dear causes of inspiring youth and women to overcome life and societal challenges and promoting conservation of precious cultural and environmental endowments. Working with international organizations, academia, think tanks and local communities across several continents, Joyce builds on her personal and professional achievements, education, networks and lessons from around the world to inspire change, social empowerment and growth. Now, Joyce is the ambassador of the Lebanese Ice Hockey Federation (women’s team) supporting women in sports and volunteers with Himaya NGO as a child protection advocate. She is a motivational speaker for youth groups, entrepreneurs, athletes, international NGO’s & foundations in various countries as Lebanon, Alaska, Argentina, Nepal, Toronto, Italy, Tunisia & Tanzania. She was featured on numerous podcasts and interviews on international media channels such as CNN, Rai1, and France24, beIN Sports, Skynews and others with tens of millions in audience reach in the MENA Region, North America, South America, Europe and Asia; and appears in a number of upcoming feature productions. Recently, she has been designated as Goodwill Ambassador for Himalayan Life International.

Joyce earned a PhD in landscape & environment management from La Sapienza University of Rome; Master’s Degree in Conservation of Historic Cities and Buildings from La Sapienza University of Rome; Master’s Degree in Governance Models and Management of Local Public System from the University of Perugia in Italy; Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Lebanese University.
Joyce Azzam can be found on media channels via @joyceazzam7s and her initiatives on #BeYourOwnHero #InspireChange and #YesSheCan.

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Partners

  • Holdal Group
    Holdal Group - Enablers
  • AllChem
    AllChem - Supporters
  • Pierre Fabre
    Pierre Fabre - Supporters
  • Lebanese Business Leaders Association
    Lebanese Business Leaders Association - Supporters

Angel Sponsors

  • FRESH
    FRESH - Digital technology partner
  • Level 8
    Level 8 - Nutrition partner

Previous Sponsors

  • Himaya
    Himaya - Previous Partner
  • Shouf Cedars Reserve
    Shouf Cedars Reserve - Previous Partner
  • Ministry of State for Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth
    Ministry of State for Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth - Previous Partner
  • AM Bank
    Al Mawarid Bank - Peak performance sponsor funded Mount Everest expedition
  • Alfa
    Alfa - Previous Sponsor
     
  • BLC Bank
    BLC Bank - Previous Sponsor
  • Sports Experts
    Sports Experts - Previous Sponsor 

JOYCE AZZAM

THE DREAM OF EVEREST

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