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The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) has a multitude of ‘must-attend’ events scheduled for the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) has a multitude of ‘must-attend’ events scheduled for the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, Utah. These events will be educational, relaxing, and informative and will provide non-members with an overview of OIWC benefits. The mission of the OIWC is to equip women to achieve success. All events are open to the industry.

Professional Development Seminars – Friday, January 26, 3-7pm Salt Palace Rm 355C

The OIWC’s Professional Development Seminars are back again. Don’t miss your chance to learn how to Get The Right People on the Right Team in a series of FREE seminars conducted by knowledgeable and dynamic presenters, including last year’s speaker Pollyanna Pixton. Outdoor professionals at any stage of their careers can benefit from these educational and lively presentations. Seminars will be located in the Salt Palace and OIWC will provide snacks and drinks.

Backcountry Betties – brought to you by Manzella and BrandAmp, Friday, January 26, 9am-4pm; Backcountry Base Camp

OIWC is hosting this popular pre-OR series of FREE women’s only clinics to help women of all ability-levels increase their enjoyment of winter outdoor sports. The two-hour seminars include: Basic Backcountry Skills, Backcountry Touring, Inbounds Telemark Skiing Clinic, and Skate Ski Instruction. Register on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scavenge-HER Hunt, January 27-30; Salt Palace

Organized by, show attendees will scour the floor for women-specific products tagged with their distinctive Lupine leaf logo. Once an individual spots a leaf, he or she will fill out a contest form and slip it into the treasure chest at that booth, which enters them to win the product. Names will be drawn and winners announced by following OR. Participating manufacturers donate $100 per item with the proceeds benefiting OIWC. Visit the website ( for a list of participating companies, or contact for more information.

OIWC Gathering – Sunday, January 28, 6-9pm; Abravanel Hall (next to Salt Palace)

Network, enjoy appetizers and drinks, and see the presentation of the 2007 Pioneering Woman Award as well as a slide show, talk and insights on leadership by JanSport’s Skip Yowell, author of the soon-to-be-released book The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder. Plus, bid on great outdoor gear in a silent auction.

Join OIWC and Get Great Schwag!

Not yet a member of OIWC? Join at OR and you’ll receive a goodie bag full of great gifts from OIWC sponsors. Stop by the OIWC booth 60065 or come to one of our events to join and receive your new membership welcome package.

For more information on OIWC’s presence at the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show visit

OIWC is a non-profit corporation focused on the mission of equipping women to achieve their success. OIWC is sponsored at the Gold Plus level by EMS, Fox River, REI, and W.L. Gore & Associates. At the Gold level, sponsors are Jansport, Mountain Hardwear, and The North Face. Silver sponsors are Backpacker Magazine, Black Diamond, Burton, Camelbak, GearTrends/SNEWS, Hi-Tec, Interbike, Marmot, Outdoor Retailer, Outdoor Wares, The Forest Group, Thule, Timberland, and Tubbs Snowshoes. Bronze sponsors are Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, Cascade Designs, Chaco, Columbia, Contourwear, Fuji Bicycles, GoLite, Guyot, Kelty Woman, Leisure Trends Group, Leki USA, Outdoor Industry Association, Outdoor Research, OutdoorMind, Quality Bicycle Products, Shimano, SIA, Sierra Magazine, and Specialized.