After more than a year of racial upset and diversity work, our industry still has a long way to go.
The historic expedition was announced at Outdoor Retailer's summer show in Denver this month.
True inclusivity takes movement on both sides: people of color developing their leadership skills and outdoor brands giving them the runway.
The DEI activist writes how we all play a role in bettering the outdoor industry, following mistakes made by the Boulder-based organization.
Where do we go from here on the journey toward DEI in the outdoor industry?
The organization says the leadership transition had been in the works since June, but that recent controversy fast-tracked the process.
The Pledge, announced to a packed house at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show, was intended to bring the industry together, but ignited a wave of skepticism and criticism instead.