Pioneering Woman Award: Karen T'Kint, Key Account Sales Manager, PrAna
This award honors women in the outdoor industry who have furthered the vision of the OIWC by demonstrating an outstanding commitment to mentoring female colleagues.
Her nomination reflected the epitome of a pioneering woman: "Karen is the first one to give credit, compliments and an opportunity for young women in the industry. She can see potential and is the first person to call attention to it and hand someone the reigns. Karen makes an impact wherever she works."
First Ascent Award: Liz Stahura, Senior Research Analyst & Account Executive, Leisure Trends Group
This award recognizes a woman new to the industry who demonstrates strong potential for leadership, and furthers the vision of OIWC by increasing visibility of talented young women at lower levels in an organization, thereby facilitating their leadership development on their journey to future leadership.
In her nomination, Liz was praised for being an inspiration on a daily basis. "She has strong leadership skills and works hard to keep developing them. She has an impact on Leisure Trends and on the industry as a whole."