Specialized Bicycle Components has partnered with Camber Outdoors to host their upcoming Exchange at its headquarters on Thursday, October 20.

The event is an opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals in the outdoor community. In addition to the networking, women of Specialized will lead a panel discussion and open up the conversation to a Q&A with attendees. On the panel are:

  • Beth Welliver – Specialized chief of staff
  • Cindy Feinauer – Specialized director of waterbottle sales & marketing
  • Vanessa Christie – Specialized head of women’s brand.

Specialized’s headquarters is located at 15130 Concord Circle, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037. The company  has been a leader in women’s cycling for over a decade. The brand believes in developing bikes and equipment to support female riders of all riding experiences.

Additionally, Specialized supports professional female athletes across all disciplines of cycling, including Boels-Dolmans, the 2016 Team Time Trial World Champions.

Mike Sinyard, Specialized CEO and founder, signed the Camber Outdoors CEO Pledge to further the companies’ commitment for women’s as a strategic business imperative. The company plans on not only growing the women’s business but also the number of leadership positions for female employees.

“We are excited about Mike Sinyard’s recent CEO Pledge and our collective vision for a 50/50 future. It is only through working with thought-leading companies, like Specialized, that the cycling industry will achieve the goal of becoming the employer of choice for women,” said Deanne Buck, executive director of Camber Outdoors.

Specialized looks forward to the Camber Outdoor Exchange event and hopes this event will help shine light on the career opportunities for women within the cycling industry.

Specialized was founded in 1974 by riders for riders. Based in Northern California, the  company focuses on the rider’s need for functional and technically advanced products that provide a performance benefit.