October 28 - Sophie Lavaud - EVEREST, the followership : secrets of a successful climb

A dream, a project, a summit

Together with François Damilano, French mountain guide and filmmaker, Sophie Lavaud reached the summit of Mount Everest at 8850 m, on May 25. 2014 at 7.30 am by the Tibetan North route.

Sophie has so far climbed 4 mountain peaks of over 8000 meters each, and this earned her the new nickname of « The 32’000 Lady”.

This conference is all about the story of this successful ascent to the world’s highest mountain, and reveals the secrets and the power of followership.

Video of her interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wms_iroD7GE

Speaker Sophie Lavaud
Sophie Lavaud learned to ski at the same time she learned to walk. After completing her studies in Lyon, she began her career in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry based in Geneva. After 12 years in this field, she moved into the world of luxury goods. Six years later, ...

Sophie Lavaud learned to ski at the same time she learned to walk. After completing her studies in Lyon, she began her career in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry based in Geneva. After 12 years in this field, she moved into the world of luxury goods. Six years later, she managed her own business specialized in events management.


For over a decade, Sophie Lavaud has been a dedicated mountaineer. Following her successful ascent of Mont Blanc in 2004, she developed a passion for conquering mountain peaks. This took her to Asia, Africa and South America in pursuit of higher and more challenging summits. In May 2012, on her first attempt, she successfully summited Shishapangma (8’027 m) and Cho Oyu(8’201 m), making her one of only a dozen women worldwide who have successfully climbed two peaks of over 8,000 meters in one season. This earned her the nickname title of “The 16,000 Lady”.


Mount EVEREST 8’850 m – Spring 2014:


Together with François Damilano, French mountain guide and filmmaker, Sophie Lavaud reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 25th at 7.30 am. In fact, Sophie is the first Swiss-Romande to summit the North side of the world’s highest mountain. Her new nickname is now « The 24’000 Lady« .

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When?

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

(GMT+0000) GMT

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Where?

Swissôtel Métropole

34 quai Général Guisan
Geneva 1204
Switzerland