Camber Outdoors Announces 2017 Mentoring Program Participants

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Camber Outdoors Announces 2017 Mentoring Program Participants

Boulder, CO—January 9, 2017: Camber Outdoors, the organization focused on supporting and accelerating women’s leadership in the active-outdoor industries, has announced the 2017 class of participants in its Mentoring Program. This announcement coincides with National Mentoring Month.

The only cross-company, cross-industry mentoring program in the active-outdoor industries, the Camber Outdoors Mentoring Program facilitates one-on-one learning and leadership development opportunities between director/manager-level women and women executives. It is designed to increase retention and career satisfaction of female employees and to create a tradition of mentoring that will result in more gender-diverse leadership teams.

“Research shows that 83% of women in middle management have the desire to move to the next level in their company,” said Amy Luther, Camber Outdoors’ Director of Member Strategy & Engagement. “Camber Outdoors is leveraging this opportunity to re-engage the skilled mid-level employee, enhance retention of top-tier talent, and ultimately feed candidate pools to C-Suite positions in our industries.”

Camber Outdoors mentors are a dynamic group of active-outdoor industries veterans holding positions at the VP level or higher, with proven people-development abilities and dedication to the program goals. In order to qualify for the program, Camber Outdoors mentees must hold a manager or director-level role in the active-outdoor industries and have three to seven years of experience.

"My time spent in the mentoring program truly accelerated my career path,” said Meg Fogg, Sales Representative at Alpin Sales. My mentor provided me with invaluable time and feedback, helped to guide me through the next steps in my career, and gave me real-time advice in situations that arose and in planning for the future. I count my mentor as a key player in my career—and a real friend in the industry."

The 2017 Camber Outdoors Mentors and Mentees are:

2017 Mentors

Company

Karen Bliss

Advanced Sports Int'l

Jen Martin

Arc'teryx

Elysa Walk

Burton Snowboards

Josee Larocque

Burton Snowboards

Bobbie Parisi

Leatherman

Mindy Harter

Leatherman

Beth Steele

Burton Snowboards

Jennifer Pringle

OIA

Carol Wentworth

Performance Inc

Rachel Ligtenberg

REI

Liz Braund

Royal Robbins

Anne Wiper

Smartwool

Robin Hall

Smartwool

LaVonne Olsen

SuperFeet

Michele Orr

REI

Nora Stowell

WL Gore

Linda Brunzell

Merrell

Lisa Jewett

Zappos

Maureen Parente

Thule

Phyllis Grove

HydroFlask

Magda Boulet

GU Energy

Tarja Dye

Bare Bones

Jenn Dice

PeopleForBikes

Mona West

Independent Contractor

The Camber Outdoors Mentoring Program has maintained a 90% satisfaction rating since 2014 with 100% of participants recommending it to others. In 2015, 39% of participants received a promotion. Camber Outdoors is dedicated to measuring the impact of this program year over year to ensure the strategic goals of the organization are being met. Applications for the 2018 Mentoring Program will be available in August, 2017.

About Camber Outdoors

Founded in 1996, Camber Outdoors (formerly OIWC) envisions a future of “Everyone’s Outdoors.” It is the only national organization dedicated to achieving equality for all women in the outdoors, from backcountry to boardroom, through innovative and thought-leading programming and initiatives, including Thought-Leader Keynotes, the CEO Pledge, Pitchfest, and a cross-industry/company Mentoring Program. Over 170 corporate and 4,000 individual members support Camber Outdoors.

To learn more about Camber Outdoors please visit:

Website: www.camberoutdoors.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Camberoutdoors.fanpage/

Twitter: @camberoutdoors

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