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EMBRacing confidence, bravery & resilience through outdoor adventure  & strong, healthy & positive FEMALE role models 

Image taken by Natalia Cohen during her nine month row across the Pacific Ocean. Losing Sight of Shore

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sisu is a Finnish term for bravery, determination and resilience. 

We believe women and girls are often deterred from being sisu - brave, determined and resilient - due to societal expectations and decreased levels of self-confidence.

We aim to embrace confidence, bravery and resilience through outdoor adventure and by showcasing strong, healthy and positive female role models.

However, we include boys & men in our programs and activities too, as we believe in order to create equal and connected communities we need to work together in safe and supportive environments. 

 
 
 
 

we are a community driven by passionate SISU volunteers 

 
 
 
 
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WHAT IS SISU?

We believe sisu is the combination of three critical elements

MINDSET | CONNECTION | ROLE MODELS

 
We are Sisu
 
 

MINDSET

To embrace the sisu mindset of bravery, determination and resilience.

CONNECTION

To connect with nature, to connect with others and to connect with self. 

ROLE MODELS

To be inspired and encouraged by strong female role models. 

 
 

WHAT IS WE ARE SISU?

 

We Are Sisu is a community movement, which aims to embrace confidence, bravery and resilience through outdoor adventure and by showcasing strong, healthy and positive female role models.

outdoor Adventure

Teams of volunteers create SisuClubs, which are a safe and supportive space for people to come together, challenge themselves and connect with others. 

SHOWCASE ROLE MODELS

By showcasing strong, healthy and positive female role models we believe we can inspire, encourage and build sisu in all communities.  

 

 
 

INSPIRING CHILDREN'S BOOKS ABOUT REAL WOMEN

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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HOW DO SISUCLUBS WORK? 

 

Passionate volunteers organise a SisuClub in their community.  SisuClub ideas are any adventure activity that allows people the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone, try something new, challenge themselves and connect with others.  Ideas include running, biking, surfing, rock climbing, skateboarding.  Some activities will require a partnership with a local activity provider, like a rock climbing gym, or a surf school.  However, SisuClubs are not profit generating - they are only permitted to cover the costs of the activities they host.  

We are Sisu

1. VOLUNTEER:

Are you a passionate leader? Sign up to start a SisuClub in your community. 

2. RECEIVE:

Sisu Hong Kong

We will send you a SisuClub Community Guidelines package with all the information you need to know about our values, our mission, our expectations and how to create your club.

3. SELECT:

SisuGirls

Choose the adventure activity best suited to your community and ensure you have the adequate facilities, or partnerships in place, to host your SisuClub.

4. CREATE:

Spread the word about your SisuClub and recruit your members to take part and get involved.

5. HOST:

Start hosting your SisuClub activity. This might be a one-off activity or a regular event. 

 
 
 

providing safe & supportive spaces to step outside comfort zones & try new things

Image from We Are Sisu UBC

 

 

 
 
 
 
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WHY STRONG, POSITIVE & HEALTHY FEMALE ROLE MODELS?

You can only be what you can see, so we work with strong, positive and healthy female role models to inspire sisu and to support gender equality in communities.

 

HOW DO WE SHOWCASE FEMALE ROLE MODELS?

We share stories of real healthy, strong and positive female role models through our collection of fully illustrated hardcover children's books and through our monthly stories, published online, which feature real women.

We also distribute a weekly SisuBio about a role model, which is then discussed at our SisuClub events across the globe. 

 
 
 Mira Rai

Mira Rai

 Emelie Forsberg

Emelie Forsberg

 Ishita Malaviya

Ishita Malaviya

 
 
 

Featured SisuStories

Click on the image below to read fictional stories based on real women. More stories here.

 
 
 
 
 

Inspiring sisu through community-led outdoor adventure activities

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Our vision is for all of us to live with sisu in connected and equal communities. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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