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Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition announces education series

Published January 29, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition has announced its education eeries schedule for 2013, which will primarily focus on mentoring.

The series events are hosted at REI stores around the country and sponsored for a second year by adidas Outdoor and W.L. Gore.

"OIWC recognizes mentoring as a key component to helping reach our mission of respect, inclusion and gender equity at all levels in the workplace," said Amy Luther, program director for OIWC. "Mentoring is a proven way to professionally develop and retain women, to increase personal networks, and to help with career advancement. Throughout 2013, we will provide events and resources focused on the importance of mentoring, the types of mentoring, how to be a mentor and how to be a mentee."

OIWC will host its first round of regional events on the topic of 'How and Why to Build Your Personal Board of Directors.' Events will be held at REI stores in the Bay Area, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Salt Lake City on March 7, 2013, and in Seattle on March 13, 2013. Additional events will be held in October.

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