Ladyhawk by the Numbers – 2016

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you love. Come, be drawn by your True North.” – Rumi – I have to say 2016 was a year that challenged me on so many levels that I didn’t even knew existed. I spent a good portion of the year weathering the blows that life […]

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Career Conversations

Last month I had the pleasure to sit down and be interviewed for Career Conversations on KSRO, Sonoma County’s News Talk Radio station. Career Conversations is hosted by Nicole Smartt from Star Staffing and Sarah Scudder from the Sourcing Group. We had to chance to connect on everything from how to get ahead in your […]

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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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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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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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Three Thoughts Thursday

Dear Readers, I pledge to you that I will be doing a bi-weekly blog on Thursdays and will be calling  it “Three Thought Thursdays”. I will post a new blog entry that calls out some of the coolest things that I have seen from that week. Topics will be everything from industry insights, books, new […]

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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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Run to the Hills

There seems to be a trend with my blog post titles, referencing rock and roll songs, but really I can’t help it. I had a great SIA trade show with a number of successful meetings, presentations, and was featured on the cover of the SIA Daily as a “Women to Watch” – couldn’t have asked […]

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Three minutes with Ski Magazine

Day one of any trade show seems to be when we are the most slammed with appointments with clients, press, athletes, you name it. It doesn’t matter how busy I am, when I hear “Katie, Katie – Ski Magazine is here in the booth can you give them your thoughts on the Marmot  Cheeky Pant”? […]

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Ohh Barracuda….

“Fish on!”, wait not again. Damn, okay everyone get your rods in so (everyone else besides me) could reel in their fish. While on vacation, visiting family in Belize, we decided to go fishing. You know that there is “fishing” and then there is “catching.” Well, everyone else was catchin’ barracuda, I merely was fishing. […]

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