Pioneering Woman Award for 2008 is presented to Paige Boucher of Mountain Hardwear
Paige, who is a long time member and friend of the industry, has held notable design and marketing positions with leading companies such as The North Face, Sierra Designs, and, most recently, Mountain Hardwear. Today, Boucher manages the publicity department for Mountain Hardwear as their highly respected Public Relations Director.
The Pioneering Woman Award is being given to Paige for her tireless commitment to mentoring women in the outdoor industry, both collectively and individually with practical and heartfelt advice.
According to her many supporters, “Paige is, and has always been, inviting new hires and new acquaintances as well as veterans along wherever possible. She is available with encouragement, contacts, insights, and wise counseling, and while one of the most modest heroines of the Outdoor Industry, she is always there to champion others and assist in gathering the confidence, not shy away from a challenge.”
As part of the award, Paige receives $1,000 to be used to further her career and leadership development. She can apply the scholarship to a membership, conference, training, or seminar of her choice.