Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition Announces Keynote Speaker for First Annual SIA Leadership Breakfast and Awards Presentation


Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) is pleased to announce that Gwen Manto, Sporting Goods Veteran, will present as keynote speaker at the first annual SIA Breakfast and Awards Presentation.

With over four successful decades of retail and merchandising experience, Gwen most recently served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Merchant at Sports Authority.  Shooting up the ladder with instrumental roles on the executive leadership teams of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sears, Roebuck & Company, Stein Mart and Kid’s Foot Locker, Gwen is an ideal leader to share her thoughts on this year’s topic: “Choosing Your Success: Why Gender Doesn’t Matter.”

The OIWC Breakfast features keynote speakers who are leaders in and out of the outdoor industries. In addition, two women in the industry will receive OIWC Leadership Awards, recognizing their stewardship and inspiration to others.  The breakfast and awards presentation will take place from 7 am-9 am on January 28th at the Denver Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom #4.  For any questions, please contact Amy Luther ([email protected]).

To learn more about OIWC, or to attend an upcoming event, please visit www.oiwc.org.

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