Extraordinary Women Leaders in Speleology © 2017
Carole Devillers is a photographer, writer, explorer, adventurer, caver, tour leader. Internationally published, she has to her credit several articles in National Geographic magazine and her photos in various books. For ten years she was Reuters News Pictures photojournalist in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She is currently working on producing children's photo books for two Haitian publishing companies. She also organizes and leads her own photo tours to various parts of the world through her service Adventure Photo Expeditions. In 2009 she co-created an on-going long-term project of exploration, promotion and conservation of the caves of Haiti, for which she photographs. Originally from France, she has lived in Burkina Faso (West Africa), Haiti, French Guiana (Amazon forest) and the US (D.C., NM) and currently lives in Fort Lauderdale FL. She is a member of the National Speleological Society and the Tampa Bay Area Grotto.
"I think it's important to report on women cavers because, as in other fields such as writing, photography, exploration, adventure, women have a different view on things than men, and it will bring a different perspective on caving. It is also important for women, especially young women, to learn of other women's accomplishments in risk-taking activities and scientific endeavors, so that we inspire each other and realize that nothing is impossible for women. EWLS is a very good resource for that."