Your experience matters: OIWC Workplace Study 2012

Advance social change by taking the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition 2012 survey on career satisfaction, compensation and benefits and gender-related workplace experiences in the outdoor industries. Men and women — your experience matters.
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Advance social change by taking the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition 2012 survey on career satisfaction, compensation and benefits, and gender-related workplace experiences in the outdoor industries. Men and women — your experience matters.

When we asked members what goals they would like to see OIWC accomplish in 10 years, the answers were consistent: Be an advocate for women in the workplace.

OIWC listened, and in 2011 announced a new, powerful and succinct mission and vision, and with that, an advocacy program that explores gender-related workplace experiences in the outdoor, bike and snowsports industries.

To reach the goals of the advocacy program, over the next 10 years, OIWC will:

  • Identify the gender-related issues in the outdoor industries
  • Educate the industry on these issues
  • Provide a venue through which individuals and companies can ask questions, build a network, and find solutions to these issues, creating open and honest dialogue around sensitive topics
  • Work with the industry to implement solutions by showcasing best practices and case studies, hosting workshops, forums and keynote speakers, helping companies build Women’s Leadership programs, and more

Today, OIWC is asking you to take a few minutes and help us with step one: identifying the gender-related issues in the industries. Your experience matters, and without hearing from you, OIWC cannot know how to best move the industries towards the vision of respect, inclusion and gender equality at every level in the workplace.

The OIWC Workplace Study 2012 is the largest study ever conducted that focuses on career satisfaction, compensation and benefits, and gender-related workplace experiences in the outdoor industries. OIWC is asking more than 250,000 people — men and women, at all levels in their careers — to share their experiences and help drive social change in the outdoor, bike and snowsports industries.

The survey, sponsored and conducted by The Leisure Trends Group, takes about 15 minutes to complete. Responses will be kept strictly confidential and will not be traceable back to you. The survey closes Feb. 29.

Your experience matters. Take the survey today.

As a thank you for your time, everyone who completes this survey will be entered in a drawing to win one of 12 stainless steel water bottles or one of four Mountain Hardwear messenger bags.

--Sally Grimes, executive director, OIWC

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