Roz Savage MBE earned a law degree at Oxford and was a management consultant for eleven years, before an environmental awakening led to her setting out on a life of adventure. She now holds four Guinness World Records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row solo across three oceans: the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian, using her adventures to raise awareness of environmental issues.
She returned to Yale in 2017 to teach a class on Courage in Theory and Practice. The author of Rowing the Atlantic, and Stop Drifting, Start Rowing, in 2020 she earned a doctorate with her dissertation titled “Yin Leadership for Tumultuous Times,” and she writes, lectures, and speaks on sustainability, personal development, psychology, politics, and economics. She is also the founder of the Sisters, a global network bringing women together to create a more resilient future.
Roz Savage has rowed solo across three oceans—the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian—in a small boat. She earned four Guinness World Records. She was alone at sea up to five months at a time, journeys she recounts on her website, and in her new book, The Gifts of Solitude. The insights she provides about solitude are powerful ones, especially for anyone dealing with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. I interviewed Savage recently and drawing upon her experience at sea, she offers seven practical tips for anyone sheltering at home.