SIA Keynote Speaker Announced for OIWC Breakfast &
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.
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!