OIWC Welcomes KEEN Footwear, Twenty Four Seven, and Five Other New Sponsors
Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC) is proud to announce new partnerships with seven leading outdoor companies, bringing the total number of corporate supporters to an impressive 56 companies. Coming on board as a top-level Gold Plus Sponsor is KEEN Footwear, with Twenty Four Seven at the Silver level, and Bikes Belong Coalition, ExOfficio and Plum at the Bronze level. Joining at the friends level are Earth Creations and Aloe Up.
â€œKEEN supports and is involved with the OIWC because of it's commitment to the development of women in the outdoor industry. The organization allows women to connect and share professional experiences with one another,â€ states Bobbie Parisi, VP of Marketing at KEEN Footwear.
â€œOur corporate partners provide us with the means to do more for our members and are, in large part, the primary reason for our growth,â€ stated Kristi Rummel, Chair of the Fundraising committee and National Advertising Director for Sierra magazine. â€œIt is extremely exciting to have so many industry leaders recognize the value in OIWC sponsorship.â€
The OIWC is proud and thankful to expand their family of sponsors. In addition to developing relationships with new corporate partners, OIWC has seen a significant increase in individual membership during 2008. In just three years, OIWC has grown from 400 to 1200 individual members and now serves women of the outdoor, ski, and cycling industries.
To learn how you can become a member or sponsor of OIWC, or for a listing of upcoming events, visit www.oiwc.org.
OIWC is a non-profit corporation focused on the mission of equipping women to achieve their success. OIWC is sponsored at the Gold Plus level by EMS, Fox River, Keen, REI, and W.L. Gore & Associates. At the Gold level, sponsors are Jansport, Mountain Hardwear, Yakima, CGPR, and Womenspecific.com. Silver sponsors are Backpacker Magazine, Burton, GearTrends/SNEWS, Hi-Tec, Interbike, Marmot, Outdoor Industry Association, Outdoor Retailer, Outdoor Wares, Timberland, Tubbs Snowshoes, Twenty Four Seven, and SIA. Bronze sponsors are Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, Bikes Belong Coalition, Black Diamond, Camelbak, Cascade Designs, Chaco, Columbia, Contourwear, ExOfficio, Fuji Bicycles, GoLite, Guyot Designs, Kokatat, Manzella, The North Face, Nuun Active Hydration , Outdoor Research, OutdoorMind, Plum, Primaloft, Quality Bicycle Products, Schoeller Textil USA, Shimano, Sierra Magazine, Specialized, and Thule. Friends of OIWC include Aloe Up, Chaos, Earth Creations, Kiss My Face, EarMitts, Wallaroo Hat Company, Trade Association of Paddlesports.