Transworld Business’ August 2011 issue just released – and so did the feature article on the ‘2011 Action Sports Most Influential Women’. Gracing the cover of the issue is Pro Surfer Bethany Hamilton slaying a wave, with the first three words of the article: “Step Aside Boys”…what more can we say with that? Transworld Business Associate Editor, Kepley DePalma writes; “Women are changing the game and taking names and they’re earning the respect of everyone along the way. It’s the collaboration of both sexes that is helping to move this industry upward, appealing to a more diverse and expansive demographic, and catering to uphold the lifestyle that our consumers are passionate about.” She also said how the most difficult part of this all was narrowing it down to only 11 women.
The females in this article include:
Bethany Hamilton – Professional Surfer
Summer Rapp – Add-Black Co founder
Jenna Selby – Rogue Skateboards Founder, Photographer, Filmmaker, Writer, and Contest Organizer
Monica Wise – L*Space Founder
Julia Fikse – Save the Ta-Tas Founder
Jill Layfield – Backcountry Corporation CEO
Carmela Fleury – Les Ettes Founder
Cara-Beth Burnside – Professional skateboarder, snowboarder and Hoopla Skateboards Founder
Crystal Worley – A.Skate Foundation Founder
Miki Keller – Women’s Motocross Association Founder
Sue Izzo – Mosaic Sports Management Founder
To read full interviews on these women, visit twsbiz.com and look for the ladies in the “Features” section. And make sure to pick up a Transworld Business August issue, it will be well worth it!