5 women, one holding a microphone, on a speaking panel at a Women's Outdoor Summit
Speaker panel at the 2017 Women's Outdoor Summit

US Congresswoman Deb Haaland to Speak at Women’s Outdoor Summit

Get ready for the biggest femme-focused outdoor industry event of the year.

The Women’s Outdoor Summit has grown from an inaugural 200 attendees to a whopping 3,700 this year. Organizers are tailoring the event for “cis and trans women in the outdoors” — outdoor enthusiasts, outdoor industry employees, athletes, nonprofit leaders, CEOs, business owners, and more.

Just announced, the 3-day virtual event will kick off on March 11 with a welcome speech by U.S. Congresswoman Deb Haaland. Haaland will join three other keynote speakers at the event. Many more women will present at the summit as panel and discussion leaders.

Women's Outdoor Summit group photo, 2017
Women’s Outdoor Summit 2017 attendees gather for a group photo

Summit participants can expect to connect, learn, discuss, and, most importantly, have fun — with panel discussions and workshops on topics like hiking, sustainability, and more.

The event runs March 11-13 and is completely virtual this year. It’s organized by Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge founder Teresa Baker, JAM Collective, and Ravel Media.

Learn more and register here. 

This event was made possible thanks to sponsorship by BackcountryArc’teryxMerrellOutdoor Research, Patagonia, and Smartwool.

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Mary Murphy

Mary is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.