The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition will host an educational luncheon and panel discussion at the Winter Outdoor Retailer Trade Show entitled Make your Mark: Top Leadership Skills Crucial for Business Success. The event, co-sponsored by Outdoor Retailer, will be held on Thursday, January 24th, from 12-1pm at the Salt Lake City Downtown Marriott, Brighton Salon G-I.

Attendees will have the opportunity to garner key business tips from some of the industry’s most successful and experienced women. The high-profile panelists include Kristin Carpenter, Founder of Verde PR, Bobbie Parisi, V.P. of Marketing at Keen Footwear, Julia Day, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Leisure Trends Group, Diane Foster, Director of Customer Loyalty and Retention at, and Roanne Miller, V.P. of Sales for Marmot.

The discussion, lead by Isis founder, Carolyn Cooke, will focus on how women can leverage leadership skills to drive business and achieve greater success. These tips will be applicable in all aspects of business, whether you are employed by a manufacturer, retailer, or service provider, or running your own business. Insights provided at this luncheon will improve business acumen and empower attendees to take their career to the next level. All industry members looking for professional growth will benefit from this lively and interactive discussion. Questions from the audience will be encouraged.

Launched in 2006 with tremendous success, OIWC Professional Development seminars and panels are now featured at the outdoor, ski and cycle trade shows. This event is free to all show attendees. Lunch is included for OIWC members; non-members have the option of purchasing a lunch for $10 at the door.