Joyce Azzam
About

MOUNTAINS ARE MY MENTORS, THEY HAVE CHANGED ME & MADE ME STRONGER

I AM JOYCE AZZAM, THE ONLY LEBANESE WOMAN TO COMPLETE THE SEVEN SUMMITS CHALLENGE

and to have climbed 27 mountains around the world. I'm stepping forward to become the second woman to complete the Explorer’s Grand Slam, after raising the Lebanese flag on the seven summits of the world.

As Conservation Architect, I bring together the world of adventure and architecture. My love for outdoor activities has unleashed a passion to research innovative approaches to protect and conserve cultural heritage sites specifically “Cultural Routes & Landscapes.”
I AM KEEN TO INSPIRE GIRLS AND WOMEN TO FOLLOW THEIR DREAM AND CHALLENGE THEMSELVES THROUGH ABOUT
Joyce Azzam

MOUNTAINEER, CONSERVATION ARCHITECT, HUMANITARIAN, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

From living in a cramped bunker during the Lebanese Civil War, to battling chronic lung condition and hypermobility syndrome, Dr. Joyce Azzam has become an inspiration to many as the first Lebanese woman to complete “The Seven Summits Challenge”. Braving frigid temperatures and killer oxygen levels, Joyce successfully climbed the tallest mountain on every continent. She also scaled over 28 of the most challenging mountains around the world, including Mount Everest, Denali, and Vinson. With every mountain she climbs, Joyce aims to inspire change in the lives of children and women around the world.

Joyce features as an expert and motivational speaker on an international circuit, working to inspire youth and women to overcome life and societal challenges, while promoting conservation of precious cultural and environmental endowments. Joyce was pivotal in cultural heritage asset preservation along the Lebanon Mountain Trail. She is spearheading an initiative that will enhance the ecosystem on Mount Everest, while empowering the economic wellbeing of the indigenous Sherpa community in Nepal. Working with international organizations, academia, think-tanks and local communities, Joyce builds on her personal and professional achievements, education, networks and lessons from around the world to inspire change, social empowerment and growth.
Currently, Joyce is a consultant on municipal projects in Lebanon as conservation architect and urban designer, and also a lecturer at the University of Balamand. Dr. Azzam’s academic credentials include the following: PhD in Landscape and Environment from La Sapienza University of Rome; Master’s Degree in Conservation of Historic Cities and Buildings from La Sapienza University of Rome; Master’s Degree in Governance Models and Management of Local Public System from the University of Perugia in Italy; Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture from the Lebanese University.
DR. JOYCE AZZAM CAN BE FOUND ON SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS @JOYCEAZZAM7S. A VARIETY OF HER ACHIEVEMENTS AND CAUSES SHE CHAMPIONS CAN BE FOUND VIA THE HASHTAGS

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Partners

  • Himaya
    Himaya NGO - Humanitarian
  • Shouf Cedars Reserve
    Shouf Cedars Reserve - Environmental
  • Ministry of State for Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth
    Ministry of State for Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth 
  • Future TV
    Future TV - Media Partner

Angel Sponsors

  • FRESH
    FRESH - Digital technology partner
  • Level 8
    Level 8 - Nutrition partner

Previous Sponsors

  • AM Bank
    Al Mawarid Bank - Peak performance sponsor funded Mount Everest expedition
  • Alfa
    Alfa - Previous Sponsor
     
  • BLC Bank
    BLC Bank - Previous Sponsor
  • Sports Experts
    Sports Experts - Previous Sponsor 
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