For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Luther, Programs Director
Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition Presents
ORWM Keynote and Awards Presentation
Featuring Keynote Speaker, Peter Metcalf, CEO of Black Diamond Equipment, Inc
BOULDER, COLO. (December 19, 2013) – Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) is pleased to announce that Peter Metcalf, CEO of Black Diamond Equipment, Inc., will present as keynote speaker at its 3nd annual Outdoor Retailer Winter Market (ORWM) Keynote and Awards Presentation, which is sponsored by Timberland and Leisure Trends, with additional support from Osprey.
Metcalf will discuss his experience leading one of fastest-growing, most-respected outdoor gear and apparel makers in the world. At the core of Metcalf’s leadership philosophy, however, is a strong company ethos that puts as much value on the style in which goals are accomplished as it does on the actual achievement of those goal.
“Peter is a thought leader around employee retention, business sustainability, and what makes a great company,” said Deanne Buck, Executive Director of OIWC. “We are honored to have the opportunity to provide a platform for him to share his expertise with the industry leaders and influencers who attend ORWM.”
In addition to Metcalf’s presentation, the event will also include the presentation of the 2014 Pioneering Woman Award and First Ascent Award for Outdoor to the two award recipients. Previous winners of these awards include Kim Walker of Outdoor Divas, Karen T’Kint of PrAna and Sally McCoy of CamelBak, among others. The breakfast and awards presentation will take place from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Day 3, Friday, January 24 at the Marriott Hotel, Salons F-I and is free and open to all tradeshow attendees.
Join OIWC and industry influencers at the Keynote and Award Presentation:
- Outdoor Retailer Winter Market
- Day 3, Friday, January 24
- Marriott Hotel, Salons F-I
Founded in 1996, the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition is the only national organization dedicated to workplace diversity and inclusion by expanding opportunities for women and companies in the Outdoor, Snow, and Bike Industries. OIWC provides for professional development and women’s leadership programming that promotes women's advancement. For our over 90 industry partners, OIWC is the trusted resource for best practices and industry models around workplace gender equity, respect, and inclusion. To learn more about OIWC or to become a new member or sponsor, please visit www.oiwc.org.