Katy Hover-Smoot-Wild Rye

Katy Hover-Smoot-Wild Rye

Katy Hover-Smoot is the founder and CEO of Wild Rye, a company dedicated to making design-forward outdoor apparel for women.  Prior to launching Wild Rye, Katy spent 4 years in the cycling industry working for the founder of Specialized Bikes, Mike Sinyard.  While at Specialized, she identified a need for better mountain bike apparel for women and Wild Rye was born.  Today, Katy lives in Tahoe with her dog Queso, where she tries to ski as much as possible, sometimes with mixed results.

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Linda Curzon- Customer Experience Big Agnes

Linda Curzon- Customer Experience Big Agnes

Linda Curzon is on a mission to create connection and inspire adventure through sharing her experience as a woman in the outdoor industry for over 30 years, a mother, a leader, and a TBI survivor.  Linda has developed a long career in the outdoor industry leading teams to create great customer experiences at Big Agnes, SmartWool, and throughout the ski industry. 

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Jen Gurecki- CEO Coalition Snow

Jen Gurecki- CEO Coalition Snow

Jen Gurecki is the co-founder and CEO of Coalition Snow, a women’s outdoor equipment and apparel company designed to deconstruct the status quo. Simply stated, Coalition makes women’s skis and snowboards that don’t suck. She also founded Zawadisha, a social enterprise whose mission is to provide small loans to rural Kenyan women to finance their livelihoods. 

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Georgina Miranda- CEO She Ventures

Georgina Miranda- CEO She Ventures

Georgina is creator and CEO of She Ventures. Her passion for equality, adventure, and doing business as a means for social good have taken her to reach new heights on many fronts. 

She is a purpose driven entrepreneur, adventurer, consultant, speaker, and activist combining over a decade of Corporate, Start-up, and Adventure experience. She's advised some of the top Fortune 500 companies globally as a management consultant. 

She is currently in the process of completing the Explorer Grand Slam (8 Summits + 2 Poles) to raise awareness around gender-based violence and climate change. A project she launched in 2008 and just 3 expeditions remaining. She believes inside all of us is an adventurer. 

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Lisa Slagle-CEO Wheelie Creative

Lisa Slagle-CEO Wheelie Creative

She spent the past ten years avoiding getting a real job by creating a company she actually wanted to work at and people would actually want to work with. Lisa believes poweful creative work beats “advertising” every single time and that work should be fun, so in 2009, she started Wheelie Creative, a new school creative agency for people who thrive outside. 

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