WHO WE ARE
Camber Outdoors is a coalition of individuals, companies, and foundations committed to the vision of Everyone’s Outdoors. Together, we’re working to accelerate women’s leadership and participation in the outdoors, from the backcountry to the boardroom.
Founded in 1996 as the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC), Camber Outdoors is the only national organization dedicated to achieving equality for women in the active-outdoor, industries. Through innovative and thought-leading programming and initiatives, including the Camber Outdoors CEO Pledge, Pitchfest, Camber Exchanges, and our cross-industry, cross-company mentoring program, we work to broaden and strengthen the companies we serve by making them the workplaces—and brands—of choice for women.
Our 170+ corporate members are thought-leading companies that recognize the active-outdoor industries will drive greater innovation and solve bigger problems when leadership teams reflect the gender diversity of current and future participants.
Our 4,000+ individual members are women and men with a shared love of being outside and active, a passion for protecting the places we play, and a conviction that women’s leadership in our industries’ businesses and nonprofit organizations is critical to growth and sustainability.
Our staff is a team of climbers, skiers, mountain bikers, hikers, snowboarders, backpackers, cyclists, and runners. We love being outside and get out of bed every morning to live our mission and work toward our vision of an outdoors for everyone.