United States·November 8 2023


Bend Women's Speaker Series: A FREE Community Event || 6:00-7:30 PM @ Embark



Please join AdventurUs Women, Crow’s Feet, and SheJumps, for the second annual Bend Women’s Speaker Series - “Empowering Women Through Adventure”, held on the second Wednesday of each month at Embark Coworking Community. Join us for an evening with 3x New York Times Bestselling author Elyse Kopecky to learn about her journey as an athlete, a mom, and author. She will cover the importance of nutrition for female athletes, how to avoid harmful diet trends, importance of healthy fats and how this inspired her three books. When: Wednesday, November 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 Crux Fermentation Project and Deschutes Brewery

Guides & Trip Leaders


Elyse Kopecky

Elyse Kopecky

Driven to help others eat right and live healthy, Elyse Kopecky is a 3-time New York Times best-selling cookbook author, educator, and inspirational speaker. She co-authored Run Fast. Eat Slow., Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow., and Rise & Run with 4-time Olympian and NYC Marathon Champion, Shalane Flanagan. Elyse is also a mom and avid trail runner which inspires her passion to fuel others and the future through enriching food. Elyse lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and two kids.

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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.

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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  

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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 Coworking Community

We are so grateful to Embark for providing the space for our Speaker Series.

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.

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The doors open at 6pm and we will start at 6:30 pm!


United States· November 8 2023· 1 hour