REI, one of the nation's biggest outdoor retail companies, and the founder of the REI Foundation (mission: "to help ensure that tomorrow's outdoor enthusiasts and conservation stewards reflect the diversity of America") has awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant to the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition.
I caught up with Joy Anderson, the powerhouse of a woman behind Criterion Institute, a think tank focused on reinventing the economy. A serial entrepreneur and consummate networker, Joy’s leadership and expertise have been at the forefront of the development of the social capital markets over the last 10 years.
It was a pleasure to hear her reflections on power, grace, gender, and other forces shifting our markets and society.
Despite a petition from some of the world's top women's players like Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Nadine Angerer, the 2015 Women's World Cup (hosted by Canada) will be played on a turf field. The women are threatening FIFA with legal action if the organization doesn't reverse its decision and allow them to play on grass.
Kathryn Bertine’s line(s) of work invite intrigue; pro cyclist, activist, filmmaker, author, and journalist are just some of the roles that she assumes. This year, she and several elite riders formed Le Tour Entier and garnered nearly 100,000 signatures to petition the ASO to hold a women’s race in conjunction with the men’s Tour de France.
At Misadventures, do not shy away from the bold irreverence of our mission to challenge the media’s current representation of women; we embrace it. We believe that the perceived dichotomy between adventure and “conventional” femininity is not only inaccurate, but does a disservice to the complex and multi-faceted identity of the modern woman.