One ingredient of success

At the Toastmasters International Convention, Vancouver

Break the stereotypes

For Josh Talks, India

Pick one: ego or your dreams!

Addressing over 16,000 audience members at the Lions Clubs International Convention, Toronto

Shailee passionately takes her audience on a virtual journey of majestic mountains sharing some of the toughest lessons on leadership, team building and women power. As the leader of the historic ‘Seven Summits Women Team’, world’s first female group to scale the highest peak in each continent and now a woman in a mission to empower young female survivors of sex trafficking, Shailee delivers key takeaways on what makes a team a ‘force’, how mountain leadership applies off the mountains and why diversity matters.

Everything is intense in mountaineering, the risk, emotions, survival, and the very definition of success. Hard-earned insights learned from these settings applies for triumph across avenues be it in the  business world, one’s personal life or facing a crisis. Shailee shares how clarity of vision, listening to the voice of risk and the simple act of taking one tiny step at a time can help you not only survive in the hostile Death Zone but also create history.  

Starting from a humble upbringing in Nepal where sports was considered almost a taboo for girls, Shailee started mountaineering as a personal challenge, she then led a team of pioneering women in a global mission and eventually created a platform to produce next generation of female mountain leaders while pursuing a successful career in stand-up comedy. She is a killer combination of inspiring, stirring and hilarious! She is not afraid to transcend her boundaries and will leave you with a framework and rousing energy to break yours!!



What People Say

I have hired nearly 100 speakers over my 18 years in EO, and have heard many more. I would place Shailee Basnet in the top tier of speakers I have heard. While sharing  stories from her journeys I found her to be relatable, engaging, inspiring, funny and packed with leadership lessons. I walked away truly inspired. 

Brian Brault

Global Chair 2017-18, Entrepeneur's Organization

Shailee is simply a gifted speaker who is moving mountains in real life. This is a story the entire world must hear.

Richard Ragan

Resident Representative, United Nations World Food Programme, Tanzania

Loved the passion Shailee has for achieving as a group of women without an exact playbook.

Entrepreneurship Organization


Shailee Basnet personifies a rare combination of grit, leadership, and joy… she will leave you awed, inspired, and searching for your own summits to climb.

Dan Streetman

CEO, TIBCO Software Inc.

Shailee, thank you so much for making me realize that I matter. These days I look at the mirror and proudly smile.



Shailee is a great speaker with a fantastic story to tell. She is engaging, fun, serious, and deliberate…From her early life to her current life is a wonderful testament to her will, drive, intelligence, wit, and ambition.The lessons of her life experience apply to us all and we should all want to hear her. She has my highest recommendation as a speaker.


Warren Rustand

Dean , EO Global Leadership Academy

Wow. That was awesome. Lions are all going to be inspired by what you’ve done in showing us that dreams are within reach and we can do much more than we ever imagine. 


Barry Palmer

International President, Lions Clubs International


Life is a journey from ignorance to Wisdom.

So are climbing expeditions and leadership missions.

Shailee Basnet


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