OIWC Opens Nominations for 2011 Industry Leadership Awards for the Sno

OIWC opens nominations for the 2011 First Ascent Awards, sponsored by Timberland and Women's Adventure Magazine. Deadline Dec 7. Nominate here: http://www.oiwc.org/?AwardNomination

Presented by Timberland and Women's Adventure Magazine: Pioneering Woman and First Ascent Awards

The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition, (OIWC), is accepting nominations for the 2011 SnowSports and Outdoor Industry Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards, now through December 7, 2010. The OIWC awards are designed to encourage and support female industry participation by recognizing mentors and promising new female additions to the industry. The awards also acknowledge exceptional industry female colleagues or friends across all professional levels.

The Pioneering Woman award honors women within the SnowSports and Outdoor Industries who have furthered the vision of the OIWC by demonstrating an outstanding commitment to mentoring female colleagues.

The First Ascent award recognizes a woman new to the industry who has demonstrated strong potential for leadership. It also furthers the vision of OIWC by increasing visibility of talented young women exhibiting the skills for long-term success.

Kristy Holland, Editor in Chief of Women's Adventure, stated, “We are very proud to be presenting the OIWC awards this year. Creating community and networking opportunities for women is critical to maintaining a strong female presence in traditionally male dominated industries like the SnowSports and Outdoor industries.” Holland continued, “The OIWC does a fantastic job of encouraging and empowering women and we're proud to be associated with the organization.”

Nominations for female colleagues, mentors or friends are currently being accepted online through December 7, 2010: http://www.oiwc.org/?AwardNomination. Previous nominees are eligible for re-nomination.

Details on past award winners can be found on the OIWC website: http://www.oiwc.org/?AwardRecipients

This year's Industry Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards will be announced and a trophy will be bestowed at the OIWC Outdoor Retailer and SIA gatherings on Jan 22nd and 29th, respectively. Recipients must be present at the event to be eligible for receipt of awards.

About OIWC
Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC), a 501(c) 6 non-profit corporation is a membership community of professionals in the Outdoor Industries. The 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.