OIWC Announces Keynote Speaker for First Annual SIA Leadership Break

Retail and Merchandising Expert to Give Insight on Attaining Success

January 11, 2012 – Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC) is pleased to announce that Gwen Manto, Sporting Goods Veteran, will present as keynote speaker at the first annual SIA Breakfast and Awards Presentation.

With over four successful decades of retail and merchandising experience, Gwen most recently served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Merchant at Sports Authority. Shooting up the ladder with instrumental roles on the executive leadership teams of Dick's Sporting Goods, Sears, Roebuck & Company, Stein Mart and Kid's Foot Locker, Gwen is an ideal leader to share her thoughts on this year's topic: “Choosing Your Success: Why Gender Doesn't Matter.”

The OIWC Breakfast features keynote speakers who are leaders in and out of the outdoor industries. In addition, two women in the industry will receive OIWC Leadership Awards, recognizing their stewardship and inspiration to others.

The breakfast and awards presentation will take place from 7 am-9 am on January 28th at the Denver Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom #4. For any questions, please contact Amy Luther (aluther@oiwc.org).

To learn more about OIWC, or to attend an upcoming event, please visit www.oiwc.org.

About OIWC
Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC), a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is a membership community of professionals in the outdoor, bike and snowsports industries. OIWC is focused on providing power, influence, professional development and opportunity in the outdoor related businesses and to generate champions to inspire other women. To learn more about the OIWC online member community or to become a new member or sponsor, please visit www.oiwc.org.