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10.29.20 Camber Outdoors Welcomes REI’s Wilma Wallace to Board of Directors
REI General Counsel to Join Mission of Workplace Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity

10.15.20 Camber Outdoors Announces 2021 Board Co-Presidents
Transformational industry leaders from VF Corp and Outdoor Research to forward mission of workplace inclusion, equity, and diversity.

2.20.20: Camber Outdoors Opens Applications for 2020 Beneficiaries
Proceeds from events will to go to nonprofits with workplace equity and inclusion initiatives—apply through March 31, 2020.

1.22.20: Camber Outdoors Welcomes Five New Board Members
Katie Carlson, Hawi Keflezighi, Eileen Mulry, Victoria Payne, and Traci Reandeau join us.

9.17.19: Camber Outdoors Welcomes Emily Newman as Executive DIrector 
Newman will be stepping into outgoing Interim Executive Director Diana Seung’s role effective immediately.

9.4.19: Camber Outdoors Opens Applications for Active-Outdoor Industries Mentoring Initiative
Mentors and mentees are encouraged to apply for The Ann Krcik Professional Mentoring Program.

8.21.19: Camber Outdoors Honors Founder’s Legacy Through Mentoring Program
Ann Krcik, outdoor industry pioneer, recognized for commitment to women in the workplace.

4.25.19: Camber Outdoors Announces 2019 Camber Exchange Sponsors & Beneficiaries
Thank You to Bell and Giro for sponsoring this program that supports Latino Outdoors and OUT There Adventures.

4.9.19: Announcing the 2019 Pitchfest Finalists
Eight innovative outdoors companies selected to accelerate their business at Pitchfest 2019.

2.4.19: Camber Outdoors Offers Public Apology Following Misrepresentation of Outdoor Industry Pledge
A formal apology to outdoor industry leaders and the community at large.

2.1.19: Over 50 CEOs Co-Create Outdoor Industry-Focused Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Pledge
CEO Outdoor Equity Pledge will Improve corporate performance, drive growth, and enhance employee engagement.

1.23.19: 2019 Pitchfest Applications and Expands Program to Womxn and Minority Businesses
Applications open from January 23, 2019 to March 1, 2019.

10.24.18: Camber Outdoors Pitchfest Finalist Wins Big at Bend Outdoor Worx BreakOut
Heather’s Choice takes home award, $10,000 prize.

10.2.18: Camber Outdoors Announces Eight Camber Exchanges in October 2018
Events in cities across the nation are open to the public.

8.13.18: Camber Outdoors Opens 2019 Professional Mentoring Program Applications
Application deadline is October 12, 2018.

7.9.18: Camber Outdoors Announces Launch of Workplace Equity Working Group to Support Broadening of Mission
Working Group will accelerate progress under mission of equity for all

7.5.18: Camber Outdoors Announces Pitchfest 2018 Judges
Seven entrepreneurs pitch to esteemed panel of judges on July 22 in Denver, Colo.

5.17.18: Camber Outdoors Announces Pitchfest 2018 Finalists
Seven innovative companies selected to showcase their business at Pitchfest 2018 on July 22 in Denver, Colo.

5.14.18: Camber Outdoors Announces 2018 ORSM Events, Call for Participation
The business case for equity, inclusion, and intersectionality in the active-outdoor industries.

4.9.18: Camber Outdoors Welcomes 15 new Corporate Partners in Q1 2018
Total corporate partners increased to 186; total CEO Pledge signers increased to 76; and total Peak Partners increased to six

2.26.18: Camber Outdoors Opens Pitchfest 2018 Applications
Applications open from February 26, 2018 to March 30, 2018

2.20.18: Camber Outdoors Kicks Off Expanded Camber Exchange Program
New regions announced for 2018

1.22.18: Stake in the Ground: Outdoor Industry Leads Paradigm Shift for Women in the Workplace
Report reveals new framework to accelerate women’s leadership

1.9.18: Camber Outdoors Recognizes Ann Krcik, The North Face, with Lifetime Achievement Award
Prestigious Award Presented at Camber Outdoors Keynote at Outdoor Retailer 2018

12.12.17: Camber Outdoors Kicks Off Outdoor Retailer Snow Show with a Unique Thought-Leader Keynote
An Industry Reimagined: A Conversation with Donna Carpenter, CEO of Burton: Sally McCoy, former CEO of CamelBak; and Jerry Stritzke, CEO of REI Co-op.

9.28.17: Camber Outdoors Announces Six Camber Exchanges This Fall
Events include first-ever Camber Exchanges in Steamboat Springs, CO; Brookfield, WI; and Vancouver, BC.

8.10.17: Camber Outdoors Launches CEO Pledge Advisory Council 
Peak Partners Arc’teryx, Burton, Patagonia and REI convene in Seattle for special strategy session.

7.26.17: Pitchfest 2017 Elevates Seven Outdoor Industry Entrepreneurs 
For third year in a row, Pitchfest provides invaluable exposure and support for new, women-led businesses in the outdoor industry.

7.12.17: Camber Outdoors Announces New Job Board and Career Center
Job Board is powered by search platform Monday

7.6.17: Camber Outdoors Announces Pitchfest 2017 Judges
Matt Compton, Jill Layfield, Dan Nordstrom, Diana Seung, and Susan Viscon to judge third-annual Pitchfest 

7.5.17: Camber Outdoors Announces Seven Camber Exchanges in July
Camber Exchanges will be held in Bend, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Seattle, WA; San francisco, CA; Madison, WI; Whitefish, MT; and Golden, CO. 

6.28.17: Camber Outdoors Announces Pitchfest 2017 Sponsors and Partners
REI, Perkins Coie, Backcountry, and Brandlive Support Women Entrepreneurs Through Pitchfest 2017

3.22.17: Camber Outdoors Launches 2017 Workplace Survey

Survey runs March 22–April 7 and will inform broad-based study of workplace experiences in the active-outdoor industries.

3.6.17: Camber Outdoors Now Accepting Applications for Third Annual Pitchfest

Applications are due April 19. Finalists will live pitch their business to a panel of active-outdoor industry influencers at Pitchfest on July 25 in Salt Lake City, UT.

2.22.17: Camber Outdoors Peak Partner Program Enters into Year Two with New Members

Arc’teryx and Patagonia Step Up as Peak Partners

Formerly the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC)


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