Friday Free For All: Women Changing The Face Of Action Sports


In the July issue of TransWorld Business we profiled seven women who are changing the face of action sports. All of the women that we chose to feature are pioneers in their respective fields and disciples, but choosing the seven we profiled was no easy task. While the action sports industry’s boardrooms are still heavily male-dominated, women have been making amazing inroads to the executive ranks over recent years and are helping shape the strategy and landscape of the industry. We mulled the decision for months to nail down a solid cross-section representing women’s accomplishments, and here’s who we included:

Megan Baltimore – Girl Skateboards co-founder

Danielle Beck – Roxy VP of marketing

Donna Carpenter – Burton Snowboards co-owner

Annie Fast – TransWorld SNOWboarding editor-in-chief

Candy Harris – Billabong women’s brand director

Debbie Harvey – Ron Jon Surf Shop president

Circe Wallace – Wasserman Media Group Senior VP

There are dozens of other women that are worthy of being included in this list whom are making their mark on the industry every day. Going forward, we plan on making this a regular section in both our Web and print coverage and we’d like to hear your feedback on the impact of women in our industry, their increasing strategic role going forward, as well as your thoughts and suggestions on other female visionaries, leaders, and trail blazers that inspire you.