This Black Friday we’re closing up shop, because on this Black Friday we think a woman’s place should be in the outdoors! (more…)
We want to take a moment to talk about something really important: holiday weight gain.
Sure, this time of year it’s as easy to lay a couple of pounds across the midriff as it is to lose your footing in a snow drift, but that’s not what we’re talking about. We’re not worried about how many slices of pie you’ll have or whether you take a nap after turkey. We’re talking about the sheer density of everything else: the hefty to-do lists, the fat stacks of gifts, the overstuffed grocery carts and suitcases and winter jackets.
So how will we cut back this holiday season? We know we’ll still buy the gifts, make the trips, eat the pie. But maybe we can take some of the other weight off of your shoulders, literally.
What do a wooden boat builder, a big mountain skier, and a “recovering” professor all have in common?
They, along with six other entrepreneurial women from across the country came to compete, commiserate, and connect at our second annual Movers and Makers Pitchfest. Together these women spent a day showing how women in the outdoor industry lead, risk, and own. Our “Pitchers” brought us skincare and base layers, yoga wear and sports bras, mountain biking apparel, and a much-needed “third hand.” And though there were only four winners, entrepreneurial chutzpah was on full display in all nine of our Pitchfest contestants. (more…)