Outdoor Gear Exchange Hosts Women’s Outdoor Industry Leadership Panel


Executives from Burton, Oboz, Outdoor Research, Vasque and the Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance (VOBA) featured.

BURLINGTON, Vermont- Celebrating its 25th year as Vermont’s leading outfitter, the Outdoor Gear Exchange is hosting a women’s leadership panel in service of increasing female leadership within OGE and throughout the outdoor industry. 

“Achieving gender parity in the Outdoor Industry is a benefit to all involved,” described OGE owner, Marc Sherman. “A more diverse workplace and leadership team brings clear perspective to the organization and clarity to decision making for a healthy business. It’s our goal as an organization to foster an environment of inclusivity and support.”

The panel discussion will begin at 2:15 on November 12 at the Bolton Valley Sport Center. It will feature the following executive from industry leadership and will be moderated by Kelly Ault, the executive Director of the Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance.

Allison Gettings – President of Vasque
Amy Beck – President if Oboz
Michelle Wardian – President of Outdoor Research
Sarah Crocket – Cheif Marketing Officer of Burton

“OGE has assembled an incredible panel of women who will no doubt inspire a room of outdoor recreation professionals. These executives from some of the industry’s most successful brands will describe their unique pathways to leadership as women,” described Kelly Ault, executive director of the Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance. “These are women that recognize their community and their global responsibility and their influence as leaders in advancing gender equity and sustainability efforts with all our futures in mind.”