United States·February 8 2023
Empowering Women Through Adventure: A Bend Women's Speaker Series || 6:00-7:30 PM @ EmbarkBOOK NOW
Please join SheJumps, AdventurUs Women, and Crow’s Feet for the first annual Bend Women’s Speaker Series - “Empowering Women Through Adventure”, held on the second Wednesday of each month at Embark Coworking Community. Our February speaker is Ingrid Granlin with "Discovering the Joy of Winter on Nordic Skis for All Abilities." Ingrid is a racer and professional Nordic ski instructor. She loves to share her passion for skiing through teaching and empowering folks to get outdoors in the winter. Ingrid grew up in a small northern town where the winters were long but the Nordic club was family. Join us as Ingrid shares her journey with Nordic skiing, the impact it has had on her, and why she wants everyone to discover the joy of winter through Nordic skiing. Learn about all things Nordic from overnight hut trips to destination loppets around the world, local trails and resources to get into skiing, get better at skiing and make skiing your full time love! Ingrid will answer all your pressing cross country questions; what's the difference between skate and classic, how often should I wax, what skis to buy, where to go, what to wear, just what is klister, when does this sport actually become fun? Learn why Nordic is for all ages and abilities... a sport for life offering low impact, accessible and affordable fun. When: February, Dec. 8th, 6:30-7:30pm (Doors open @ 6pm) Where: Embark Coworking Community - 2843 NW Lolo Drive, Bend Come ready to buy some raffle tickets and win sweet swag in support of SheJumps and AdventurUs Women scholarships! Entry is free and complimentary beverages will be provided by Crow’s Feet, 10 Barrel Brewing and Montucky Cold Snacks. Sign up now!
SPEAKER & SPONSORS
Our lead guide, Ingrid Granlin, grew up Nordic ski racing in Smithers, British Columbia. Her love for winter and skiing started as early as she could walk. In college she began coaching kids, then worked as a coach training facilitator teaching community level coaches in BC and Alberta for the National Coaching Certification Program and Cross-Country BC. Eventually she realized her strengths lay more in technique instruction, rather than coaching, and gained her level III Canadian National Association of Ski Instructors (CANSI) certification. She then became a level III Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Instructor. Ingrid has taught as a professional instructor for over 20 years in Canada, the US, and Switzerland. She currently teaches for various camps around the west and is the owner of Glide Nordic Ski School.
AdventurUs Women is a women-owned and led company dedicated to providing opportunities for women of all ages, races, sizes, backgrounds and experience levels to learn new skills and try outdoor activities in beautiful environments. We strive to create affirming learning environments that encourage friendship and skill building while connecting with nature in stunning locales.
We provide affirming and supportive spaces for women to learn and explore in the outdoors.We create experiences that encourage fun, laughter and friendship.We welcome women of all ages, race, size, background, and experience levels.
We welcome participants of all gender identities and expressions who feel that a women’s retreat is the right space for them.We embrace nature as our classroom, leading with compassion.We share knowledge as a way to empower, inspire, and build confidence in outdoor skills.
SheJumps increases the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities
Partnering with nature, SheJumps creates safe, educational outdoor experiences for girls and women that nurture growth and transformation.
SheJumps is an inclusive organization. They welcome all women and girls (transgender and cisgender) as well as non-binary people who identify with the women’s community. SheJumps strives to be an ally in the fight against racism and acknowledges that our events and programs take place on traditional, unceded Indigenous lands.
Learn more at: https://www.shejumps.org
A Mountain Collective is an equipment sales/service/information hub, selling the best products available for both your backcountry ski and cycling excursions.
At CROW'S FEET, we make it our mission to look beyond conventional thought and practice, to bring quality and innovation together in a space that welcomes all people. We are inspired by the artists, bike makers, ski builders, crafts(wo)men, whose work manifests in the form of delicious beauty… and we seek to share that inspiration through unrelenting stoke, coffee, beer, bikes, skis and snowboards.
Learn more at: https://crowsfeetbend.com
The Nature of Work
Embark started as a dream for Ruffwear’s Will Blount and Patrick Kruse. In 2016, they realized the company was outgrowing their current space and they’d need to expand. Entrepreneurs at heart, they envisioned an opportunity to give back to the start-up spirit in Bend, and the idea of creating a coworking space to support up-and-coming companies, expose Ruffwear team members to new ideas, and foster community was born.
Three years and a massive renovation project later, the vision has become a reality! Members of this collective are explorers who have a shared sense of stewardship for our wilderness areas, and reflect a diverse range of professions.
The doors open at 6pm and we will start at 6:30 pm!