In the Shadow of the Mountain
A Memoir of Courage
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Henry Holt and Co., 9781250776747, 320pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2022
About the Author
Silvia Vasquez-Lavado is a humanitarian, mountaineer, explorer, social entrepreneur, and technologist living in San Francisco. In 2014, she launched Courageous Girls, a nonprofit that helps survivors of sexual abuse and trafficking with opportunities to find inner strength and cultivate their voice by demonstrating their physical strength. Courageous Girls has had projects in Nepal, India, the US, and Peru. Vasquez-Lavado was recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the Corporate Heroes of 2015. CNET named her one of the 20 most influential Latinos in Silicon Valley. She has also been recognized by the Peruvian government as one of the “Marca Peru” ambassadors (country brand ambassadors). She is a member of the Explorers Club and one of the few women in the world to complete the “Eight Summits."
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