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When: 2/2/2013
Where: SIA Tradeshow
Denver Convention Center
Room #401 & 402
Denver, Colorado 
United States
Contact: Amy
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SIA Keynote Speaker Announced for OIWC Breakfast & Awards Presentation

Featuring Donna Carpenter, President and Co-Owner, Burton Snowboards


Join OIWC at its annual Breakfast and Awards Presentation featuring Donna Carpenter, President and Co-Owner of Burton Snowboards.  Aimed at opening discussion and dialogue around gender-related issues in the workplace, the OIWC Breakfast features keynote speakers who are leaders in and out of the outdoor industries. In addition, two women in the industry will receive OIWC Leadership Awards recognizing their leadership and inspiration to others.        

Donna Carpenter and her husband Jake Burton Carpenter are the sole owners of Burton Snowboards, the world’s leading snowboard company. Since 1982, Donna has held a multitude of roles at Burton, which originally operated out of her Vermont barn and now has offices in Vermont, Japan, Austria, California and Australia.During the past three decades, she has built snowboards, answered phones, expanded Burton’s market to Europe and held the CFO position.  

Now, Donna has taken on even more responsibilities as the President of Burton, assuming leadership of the company’s global human resources. Donna is also heading up the non-profit Chill Foundation, which she and Jake founded back in 1995 to bring snowboarding to youth who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity. In addition, Donna continues to oversee all efforts to ensure that Burton is an employer and brand of choice for women. Through Donna’s leadership, Burton established new women’s marketing, product and creative initiatives to drive the women’s business and created internal programs that focus on retaining and promoting women.  

On top of all this, Donna snowboards and spends time with her three sons and Jake as much as possible.  Don't miss the opportunity to learn from this amazing woman in the Snow Sports Industry!

Special thanks to our event sponsor, SIA!  


Thanks to our table sponsors Icebreaker, Leisure Trends Group, K2, True North Marketing, Spyder, Burton and Gore!



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