Even half a step counts, but keep moving!

Shailee Basnet

Climber, Keynote Speaker, Stand-up Comic

Everest to Empowerment

Shailee is the leader of the ‘Seven Summits Women Team’, a group of climbers from Nepal that became the first female team to scale the highest mountain in each continent. She now leads a program to train young survivors of sex trafficking helping them become trekking guides. As a speaker, Shailee shares about leadership lessons learnt along these epic missions.¬†

From  international conventions, Fortune 500 companies to leadership academies, Shailee has wowed audiences with her passionate storytelling and relevant lessons across the world. Besides, she loves hitting the stage as a stand-up comic!

a top tier speaker…relatable, engaging, inspiring, funny and packed with leadership lessons. I walked away truly inspired.¬†


Brian Brault

Global Chair, Entrepreneurs' Organization

Shailee's Climbs

Read about Shailee’s journey to Everest and leading her team across the 7 Summits.

Leadership Trek

Shailee leads special leadership treks in the blissful Himalayan region. Join her in special programs that traverses nature’s wonders, absorbs important life lessons and weaves ancient spiritual teachings. to evolve as a better leader.

Keynote Speaker

Shailee, takes audiences on a virtual journey of the mountains sharing lessons on leadership, team work and more.

Education & Empowerment

Shailee and her team’s non-profit GIA has been supporting 8 schools in Nepal following the 2015 Earthquake. GIA also provides special training to young survivors of women trafficking with a goal to provide them holistic empowerment.

Stand-Up Comedy

Shailee hits the stage regularly as a stand-up comic. Find more.


Shailee started her career as a journalist writing about youth and social issues . Click to read some of her write-ups about her climbs.

Seven Summits Women Team

Shailee is the coordinator of ‘Seven Summits Women Team’, world’s first female team to climb the highest mountain in each continent.