March 2019 Newsletter

– March 2019 Newsletter –

March Events, Women’s History Month, Pitchfest, Equity in the News

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March is Women’s History Month, a commemoration of the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Today, we have so many women to be thankful for—through our community, our partnerships, our family, and friends. These women keep the work we do sustainable, driven, and grounded, and their impact has been paved by the courageous individuals who led before them. This month, we invite you to join us in their commemoration. Below: See what’s in store for Camber Outdoors in March!

Pitchfest, which is open to both womxn- and minority-led businesses, will be held on June 17, 2019 in Denver, CO, prior to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. CLICK HERE to submit your application and two-minute video, or refer entrepeneurs in your network by forwarding this information.

Applications are due Friday, March 15 at 11:59 MST.

Watch the 2018 Pitchfest finalist Presentations here.

Not applying, but want to be involved? We have opportunities available for mentors, sponsors, and volunteers. Email

Thank you to our sponsors:

Camber Exchanges are meet-ups throughout North America that bring together a community of people with a love for the outdoors and the companies that support their passion. Hosted by our member companies, at a Camber Exchange inspiring speakers spark conversation and connections around career, leadership, and community.

Stay posted for spring events. Details are on their way!

Thank you to our sponsors:

March 21  | 12:00-1:00pm MST  Fundamentals of Team Management
Speaker: Tarja Dye, EVP of Corporate and Social Responsibility for Barebones Living

April 18 | 12:00-1:00pm MST | Giving and Receiving Feedback

Watch February’s Webinar, Self Awareness, Presence, and Emotional Intelligence, here.

Thank you to our sponsors:


Passion to Profession | Diana Seung

Diana Seung, interim executive director at Camber Outdoors, shares more about the meaning of “Everyone’s Outdoors” through her eyes. Read More


New Research: State of Gender Equity in the Active-Outdoor Industries

Read the first of five installments examining the state of gender equity in the active-outdoor industries. Read More.


Jennifer Gurecki on the Outdoors and Entrepreneurship

Hear from Coalition Snow Co-Founder, Jennifer Gurecki, as she dishes on the active-outdoor industries, entrepreneurship, and the launch of her new magazine, SISU. Listen to the interview. 


Voices of the Active-Outdoor Industries: Moving Forward

James Edward Mills of the Joy Trip Project gathers voices across the active-outdoor industry and DEI landscape to pave a united way forward.

Keep Reading via SNEWS


Pitchfest 2018 Finalist, Bold Betties, Featured in Forbes

This read puts the growth of active-outdoor industry startups, sports, and consumers in the hands of women and highlights the success of Pitchfest 2018 finalist, Niki Koubourlis (founder of Bold Betties).

Keep Reading via Forbes



Apply for the #SheAdventures Scholarship by March 31

Our partners at Outdoor Research are accelerating the vision of “Everyone’s Outdoors” through their #SheAdventures scholarship—an all-inclusive guided climb of Mt. Rainier, led by the world-class instructors. All female-identifying persons are invited to apply.

Apply via Outdoor Research


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Formerly the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC)


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