Karen arrived home to Kinvara on 7th March, listed among the Irish Examiner’s 100 inspirational women of 2022
Karen crossed the line at 6.30 pm Barbadian time, after 80 days at sea.
Photographer Andreas Riemenschneider was there to capture the amazing atmosphere, as can be seen in the slideshow below
Congratulations to Dr Karen Weekes, the first Irish woman to row solo across the Atlantic. A fantastic achievement and wonderful inspiration to all Irish people— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) February 25, 2022
President Michael D. Higgins acknowledged Karen’s achievement in this tweet
Video clip by Andreas Riemenschneider
Video clip by Reco Moore
Video clip by Reco Moore
Irish media live interviews with Karen
Karen’s chats to Dermot & Dave on Today FM
The Off The Ball team are very impressed by Karen’s venture!
Karen chats to Dermot & Dave of Today FM in the video above about life on her boat
Karen talks live to Jennifer Zamaprelli of RTE 2FM in the video above about her adventure
Video posts from Karen’s journey
Hi all! This is a chat between Lorna Siggins of Afloat and Karen’s shore manager, Suzanne Kennedy. It gives a great insight into the whole Shecando2021 campaign and the likely challenges for Karen while she is out on the water
Dr Susan Steele, Executive Director of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) sends a video message to Karen about the amazing life forms in the ocean around and beneath her, and their importance for: Sustainable Development Goal 14
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
The #SHECANDO2021 aims and ethos:
#SHECANDO campaign aims to provide a platform for encouraging women, and girls, to push themselves outside their current comfort zone and to believe in their abilities to succeed both in their work and everyday lives. In addition, the #SHECANDO2021 ethos aims to bring more females into the realm of adventure sports. SHECANDO2021 represents that anything is possible when you have self-belief, determination, strategic planning and the setting of progressive goals.
#SHECANDO also aims to illuminate two of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically ‘gender equality’ and ‘life below water’, which focuses on the conservation of oceans and marine life.
The #SHECANDO2021 team are working hard to ensure these underpinning philosophies remain prevalent throughout the entire campaign
If your business agrees with the philosophy behind the #shecando2021 campaign, and you want to be part of the adventure, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org