Did you hear?... Standing-room-only at Outdoor Industry Women's Council annual gathering

The Outdoor Industry Women's Council annual summer gathering attracted a standing-room-only crowd of 110-plus at the Outdoor Retailer show to listen to a panel discussing the situation of women's employment in the industry.
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The Outdoor Industry Women's Council annual summer gathering attracted a standing-room-only crowd of 110-plus at the Outdoor Retailer show to listen to a panel discussing the situation of women's employment in the industry. The gathering was kicked off with president Neide Cooley announcing that as of January, the OIWC would be again independent, after the Outdoor Industry Association had decided the group did not meet its mission with its gender-exclusive and -promotional goals. "The OIWC is now moving back to its origins of mentoring and educating women in the outdoor industry," which she said will include the winter and summer gatherings, awards, the newsletter and some seminars to be decided. Panelists for this gathering's roundtable included Jackie Boatwright of W.L. Gore North America, Maile Buker of Black Diamond, Lindsey Hayes of Nike ACG Europe/Middle East/Africa, Dennis Madsen of REI, and Kathy Murphy, of Tubbs Snowshoes.

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