Mentoring

The Ann Krcik Professional Mentoring Program

Applications for 2021 are due Nov. 29!

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“My time spent in the women’s mentoring program truly accelerated my career path. My mentor provided me with invaluable time and feedback, helped to guide me through the next steps in my career, and gave me real-time advice in situations that arose and in planning for the future. I count my mentor as a key player in my career—and a real friend in the industry.” —Meg Fogg, Sales Representative at Alpin Sales

The Ann Krcik Professional Mentoring Program is a cross-industry DEI mentoring initiative advancing inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplaces by developing inclusive leaders, supporting professional advancement, and amplifying the organizational impact of workplace DEI.

90% satisfaction rating among participants
100% of participants recommend this program to others
36% of mentees were promoted in 2016

Formalized Mentoring
Programs on the Rise

71% of Fortune 500 companies have a mentoring program (Lydell Bridgeford,August 1, 2007)
69% of surveyed companies representing a wide variety of industries have formal mentoring programs (Catalyst, 2006)
Of those companies with a mentoring program, 74% have programs dedicated to women (Catalyst, 2006.L. Lewis 1996)


“The learnings I took away from The [Ann Krcik Professional Mentoring] Program 
have had a tremendous impact on my career and personal growth. It has not only given me the tools but clear solutions on how I can add more value to my organization and be a leader within the industry. I’ve learned to own my outcomes and relationships by being more assertively clear about who I am and what I value. By being authentic, I’ve been able to have real conversations, create more outcomes, and move some pretty big boulders!”

– Morgan Makowski, Marketing Director at Hydrapak.

Interested in Serving
as a Mentor?

Research shows that mentors are six times more likely to advance in their own career by participating in a mentoring program. Previous Camber Outdoors mentors state that the experience had a significant impact on them, and that they learned just as much from the experience as mentees.

Camber Outdoors is always looking for qualified mentors for our women’s mentoring program who are willing to give their time to further the development of top-tier talent in the active-outdoor industries.

Mentor Qualifications:

– Director level or higher
– Understand the active-outdoor industries’ culture (preferably 2+ years experience)
– Proven people development abilities
– Strong communication skills

Contact Irene Vilar for more information

Impact of Mentoring

Mentees experience higher career satisfaction, commitment, mobility, and positive job attitudes.

Mentoring also benefits the organization by reducing turnover, increasing organizational commitment, promoting knowledge sharing and retention, and enabling early identification of top talent.

2020 Mentors

Anne Wiper | Smartwool
Becky Marcelliano | Salomon
Beth Welliver | Specialized
Bobbie Parisi | Leatherman
Chistina Lovullo | Pocket Outdoor Media
Cindy Feinauer | Specialized
Erika Gabrielli | Teva
Heather McKendry | Ruffwear
Jasmin Ghaffarian Sando | Athleta
Jessica Grenwis | Quality Bicycles Products
JJ Trout | People for Bikes
Jolene Wall | REI
Josee Larocque | Burton

Kelly Cortina | The North Face
Linda Balfour | SuperFett
Lisa Jewett | Zappos
Liz Wilson | Outdoor research
Lu Setnicka | Setnicka Consulting
Melanie Allen | Brooks Running
Michelle Orr | REI
Mona West | Mona West LLC
Nicole Chabot | Chabot Intl
Robin Hall | Smartwool
Sarah Crockett | Burton
Snow Burns | Mountain Hardwear

2020 Mentees

Danielle Reberly | Cliff
Amanda Russell | REI
Amanda Schreier | Sea to Summit
Annie Dwyer | Skratch Labs
Brooke Hopper | Giant Bicycle
Candyce Hedlund | Kelty
Cori Stampf | Trek Bicycle Company
Dio Ann Valmores | Title Nine
Eleanor Blick | IMBA
Emilee Campbell | Marmot
Hallie Church | Snow Peak
Helen Kenworthy | Brooks Running
Jade Ptacek | Quality Bicycle Products
Kaity Weiland | AmerSports

Kelley Clarke | Hydroflask
Kirsten Kinkead | Eddie Bauer
Kristin Ryder | Rumpl
Laura Daviees | Vail Resorts
Liz Keena | REI
Liz Whiteley | 1% for the Planet
Lyndi Bell | Wolverin
Monica Whidden | Marmot
Reese Sun | The North Face
Regan Barrett | Aspen Skiing Company
Taylor King | REI
Tori Sowul | Rock Roselle
Victoria Allen | Amer Sports

Formerly the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC)

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