Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

REI ranked best employer for women: Employees rated the retailer the best employer for women in the U.S. [Forbes]

Brown Folks Fishing tackles racism: The group has released a new pledge, Angling for All, that “seeks to dismantle systemic barriers to entry and participation at all levels of the fishing industry.”

National parks being trashed: The rush to get outside this summer is endangering some gateway communities surrounding public lands. [Time]

New China tariff exclusions: The new exclusions include some off-road bicycle helmets and folding helmets for bikes and scooters.

Join BACKPACKER for National Summit Day: On August 1, the staff at BACKPACKER and Big City Mountaineers are leading an effort to break down barriers to outdoor access. [BACKPACKER]

Evolv donates $50,000 to DEI organizations: The southern California climbing company raised the money through the preseale of a new product. [ShopEatSurf]

Hydro Flask expands leadership team: The brand has hired two new directors and a VP of product development.

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