This year the 2016 SHOT Show is proud to present its first-ever Meet & Mingle social event presented for and by the women of the shooting, hunting and outdoor industries. Hosted by the Bonnier Sportsmen’s Lounge, the Meet & Mingle will provide a place where women who work in the industry can network. Remington Outdoor Company is sponsoring the light refreshments.
“There has been a major increase in the number of women enthusiastically participating in outdoor sports during the last decade or so,” said Barbara Baird, Publisher, Women’s Outdoor News and Contributing Editor to SHOT Daily and SHOT Business. “We are thrilled to host a gathering where women in the industry can meet, network and compare notes. So often the colleagues whom we collaborate with on a daily basis are just names on the other side of an email, so we’re delighted to take advantage of the fact that so many of us will be in the same place at the same time.” Participants are encouraged to bring business cards for inclusion in a directory, which event coordinators will compile and making available to attendees post-show.
The event will be held on Thursday, January 21, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Bonnier Sportsmen’s Lounge, Level 3, San Polo Room 3501. All women attending SHOT Show 2016 are invited to attend.
The Meet & Mingle extends special thanks to volunteers who will be greeting participants as they arrive and facilitating conversation. They include:
Mia Anstine – Outdoor writer; blogger, MAC Outdoors
Barbara Baird – Publisher, Women’s Outdoor News; Contributing Editor, SHOT Daily and SHOT Business
Marie D’Amico – Pro staff, Kahr Arms; Legal Force LLC
Natalie Foster – Blogger, Girls Guide to Guns; host, Love at First Shot
Gabby Franco – Professional shooter, Remington Outdoor Company
Lucretia Free – Publisher, The American Woman Shooter
Julie Golob – Captain, Team Smith & Wesson; professional competition shooter
Celia Grimes – Director of Marketing, LaserMax, Inc.
Vera Koo – Professional competition shooter
Lea Leggitt – Intern, Women’s Outdoor News
Anne Mauro – Coach, Univ. of Maryland Trap & Skeet team; former VP of Syren USA
Jennifer L.S. Pearsall – Director, Public Relations, National Shooting Sports Foundation
Judy Rhodes – Founder, DIVA WOW women’s shooting mentorship and support organization
Cheryl Todd – Host, Gun Freedom Radio
For more information or to participate, contact Barbara Baird at Barbara@womensoutdoornews.com.