Camber Outdoors Announces Seven Camber Exchanges in June

BOULDER, Colo. (June 13, 2018) — Camber Outdoors, the active-outdoor industries organization committed to a vision of Everyone’s Outdoors, is excited to announce seven June events in the 2018 Camber Exchange series.

Hosted by Camber Outdoors partner companies, Camber Exchanges connect people who share interests, career objectives, and passion for the outdoors. These unique events gather like-minded individuals to spark ideas, learn from leaders in the active-outdoor industries, and participate in Camber Outdoors’ growing community. Registration is open for all June events.

June 2018 Camber Exchange series schedule:

June 26: Burlington, Vt.
Host company: Burton
Speaker: Ai Kenney, vice president of global strategy and insights at Burton

June 26: San Francisco, Cali.
Host company: Marmot
Speakers: Kristin Sjoholm, director of global supply chain at Marmot | ExOfficio; Deanna Flemming, director of global sales at Marmot | ExOfficio; and Jessica Poppell, category manager of women’s outerwear at Marmot | ExOfficio

June 27: Salt Lake City, Utah
Host company: ROTOR Bike Components
Speaker: Lori Barrett, vice president of sales and business development at ROTOR Bike Components

June 28: Kent, Wash.
Host company: REI Co-op
Speakers: Raquel Karls, senior vice president of human resources at REI Co-op, and Wilma Wallace, vice president of general counsel at REI Co-op

June 28: Portland, Ore.
Host company: KEEN
Speaker: Christy Saito, vice president of global product merchandising at KEEN

June 28: Washington, DC
Host company: REI Co-op
Speaker: Rebecca Smith, general manager of REI Co-op Washington, DC

June 28: Boulder, Colo.
Host company: PeopleForBikes
Speakers: Beth Jensen, senior director of sustainable business innovation at Outdoor Industry Association; additional speakers announced soon
*In collaboration with PeopleForBikes DRAFT Meetup. DRAFT is a nationwide meetup series that brings communities together to celebrate the latest bike industry innovations.

“Year over year we have continued to build the Camber Exchange program to elevate the vision of Everyone’s Outdoors through community engagement,” said Deanne Buck, executive director of Camber Outdoors. “Through Camber Exchanges, we are able to give leaders at our partner companies a platform for why and how they’re prioritizing women’s leadership as a business imperative.”

Sponsored by CamelBak, Bell, Giro, and Bollé, the 2018 Camber Outdoors series includes 25 Camber Exchanges across the continental U.S. and Canada. With increased interest and participation from individuals and partner companies, Camber Outdoors has grown its Camber Exchange series year over year.

All proceeds from Camber Exchanges support connecting African American people with nature to change the face of leadership in the outdoors through a partnership with Outdoor Afro.

Additional information and registration can be found on the Camber Outdoors Events web page.

About Camber Outdoors
Founded in 1996, Camber Outdoors (formerly OIWC) envisions a future of “Everyone’s Outdoors.” It is the only national organization dedicated to achieving equality for all women in the outdoors, from backcountry to boardroom, through innovative and thought-leading programming and initiatives, including the Thought-Leader Keynote, CEO Pledge, Pitchfest, and cross-industry/company Professional Mentoring Program. More than 185 companies, 5,500 individual members, and 18,000 constituents engage with Camber Outdoors.

To learn more about Camber Outdoors please visit:
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