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Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition

Host a 2011 Network Night in YOUR Headquarters
Bring attention to your brand while supporting women in your company and region



Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition's Network Nights are happening across the country in 2011. Corporate partners host these regional events, while OIWC manages the content, organizes the volunteers, and facilitates the registration, marketing and support of the event at no additional charge.

Network Nights provide:

  • Local OIWC members a chance to learn more about your company
  • An opportunity for your staff to network with other industry professionals
  • Added value to your internal Human Resources programs
  • A place to showcase your product or service to a group of influential women in the outdoor, bike and snowsports industries


OIWC is looking for hosts in Seattle, Boulder, the Bay Area, and Salt Lake City. If you are interested in learning more about hosting a Network Night in your headquarters, download the Hosting Guidelines, or contact Hillary Harding, , 303-594-3456.


Photo: Network Night at the Women's Adventure Magazine headquarters in Boulder CO


OIWC Member Profile: An Interview with Donna Carpenter

To help kick off the winter season and inspire you to get on the mountain, OIWC interviewed Donna Carpenter, who co-owns Burton Snowboards with her husband, Jake Burton. Though it’s grown to become the largest snowboard company in the world, Burton began in Jake’s Vermont barn in 1977. Donna joined the team when it was still a fledgling company in 1982.
 
She’s had many roles at Burton since then—from snowboard builder to CFO—and currently serves as the founding director of Burton’s women’s initiatives, a program she designed to ensure that her company is the employer and brand of choice among women who ride.
 
Read the full interview to learn about and from this fascinating and successful OIWC member.

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Striving for Work/Life Balance: 2011 Schedule of Events Released

OIWC is excited to release its 2011 schedule of events supporting the annual theme ‘Striving for Work/Life Balance.’ Finding the perfect work/life balance is a lifetime pursuit. Once you discover skills that help you reach a balance, you can apply them to your constantly changing situations.

Throughout 2011, OIWC offer an impressive line-up of events for its members, including educational and networking opportunities, online resources, member profiles and tradeshow events to help its members learn the skills necessary in finding the balance they are striving for.


Check out the full listing of 2011 events and mark your calendar for the regional events in your area, webinars, or at trade shows. With 25 regional events, plus four webinars, three Executive Roundtables, three Gatherings & Awards Presentations, plus additional special events at trade shows (almost 40 events total!), there is an event for every OIWC member.


December Monthly Topic: Active Listening

There's a bumper sticker out there that seems to be showing up everywhere lately. It reads, "Wag More. Bark Less,” which speaks perfectly to the idea of listening. OIWC agrees that wagging more and barking less is great advice.

Listening is one of the most important leadership skills you can develop. Listening increases your knowledge, improves your productivity, enhances your powers of persuasion and helps you navigate conflict. When you listen more than talk, wisdom is your reward. This month, OIWC focuses on the subtle skill of becoming a better listener.

OIWC knows you are active, so take some action and check out this month’s professional development topic. You’ll learn the five key elements of "active listening". Don’t just hear; listen and learn!


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