Leadership Lesson 6: A Little More Conversation

via the Outdoor Industry Association  For Skip Yowell Future Leader Katie Hawkins, talk ain’t cheap. In fact, a single, short conversation with an industry exec was one of the most valuable interactions of her career so far. By Devon O’Neil Jun 27, 2017 Any successful career has not one but many pivotal moments. For Katie Hawkins, one […]

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Mentoring: Ripping the Band-Aid off

Mark Twain once wisely advised: “Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” It was in the summer of 2013 and I had been asked by Amy Luther, Director of Member Strategy and Engagement […]

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#iamladyhawk – Marily Melis

The inspiration for #iamladyhawk is to feature woman that I have met over the years that are crushing the outdoor and active lifestyle industry. You may not know these up and coming leaders, but believe me you will! These woman are putting their passion first, authentically, and without any apologies along the way. #iamladyhawk I […]

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I Believe

Tonight will be the quarterly network nights for the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC). Events will be held all throughout the country, including Seattle, Southern California, Boston, Portland, and in the Bay Area. Each event involves a discussion (often small group break-outs) on a specific professional development topic, time for networking, and a tour of the […]

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#iamladyhawk – Jessie Fallentine

The inspiration for #iamladyhawk is to feature woman that I have met over the years that are crushing the outdoor and active lifestyle industry. You may not know these up and coming leaders, but believe me you will! These women are putting their passion first, authentically, and without any apologies along the way. #iamladyhawk I […]

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Gratitude

The 16th annual North Bay Business Journal’s Women in Business Gala, was nothing short of inspiring and quite honestly one of the most memorable evenings of my career. With over 250 attendees, most of whom were women from the Sonoma, Napa, and Marin county all coming together for this prestigious event. The venue was absolutely […]

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Ladyhawk recognized by the North Bay Business Journal

Honored to have been nominated and selected by the North Bay Business Journal’s Women in Business Award. There were over 52 women were nominated and 25 winners were selected based on leadership roles, vision, and community involvement. The awards gala will be held on June 29th at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa. You can […]

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Three Thoughts Thursday

Howdy Folks, For this installment of #ThreeThoughtsThursday, the following is what has been on my mind and wanting to share for the past few weeks! The MUSE – The MUSE,   an online career resource that offers insights into job opportunities and in depth articles on tips on how to improve your career.  I love this […]

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What’s the best resources for industry insights?

This week, the OIWC is hosting a webinar to discuss cultivating your “it” factor. I am excited to hear insights from leaders in the outdoor and bike industry discuss “speaking the language”. Earlier this year I was asked by the OIWC to be on a panel to discuss, why trends and insights matter and how to […]

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Let’s make your resume standout!

“I need a job!” I got this phone call from one of my friends and industry colleagues last week. I started to ask questions on what happened and all she could say that turnover was high and they are doing reorganization. I wish I could say that this is uncommon right now in the industry, but […]

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