WIB team has been restructured to keep pursuing goals
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 January, 2016 - Zurich, Switzerland - Women in Board & Action Sports is an organisation devoted to promote, support and inspire the women in the board and action sports industry. After seven years of events with great feedback and growth, the organisation felt that it was time to step it up as WIB itself has become a movement.
Although the main event was cancelled in autumn 2015, this has allowed the organisation to have a rethink and a restructure of the team that we believe will ensure the pursuit of our main goal: create a platform where women who are interested, work or have a passion for the board and action sports industry can meet. WIB promotes and encourages new projects, ideas, entrepreneurs and professionals in the sector.
Women in Board & Action Sports is now a Verein; a non-profit organisation registered in Switzerland, which will continue to be managed entirely on voluntary basis. WIB organizes an annual event where women can meet, network, learn new skills and take inspiration from our international speakers. WIB also organises a networking lunch at ISPO Munich to announce the latest news, keep the community alive and give the attendees a chance to catch up and meet new people.
Women in Board & Action Sports will host its 7th ISPO Lunch at the Munich trade show at the end of the month (Monday 25th, 12.30PM). However, this year will be a purely networking event with the presentation of WIB news and upcoming events. In the evening later that day WIB will host a party sponsored by ISPO in the new Action Sports Lounge to present to the public the WIB relaunch and the Board of Media Channel launch along with a raffle, drinks, snacks and the special guest DJ NNIM entertainment (DJ Phil).
After organising events in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and Biarritz, France, WIB announces the next annual event will take place in Barcelona from the 29th September until the 2nd October. The new location fits in the organisation’s plan to have a European tour to make the event accessible for as many women as possible. “The WIB events are always hosted in hubs for board or action sports and we believe Barcelona as the mecca of the skateboarding is an ideal place to host our next event.” - says WIB Project Leader Alba Pardo. This upcoming WIB event in Barcelona will be under the theme of “Creation - The start of something new”.
And just a reminder for those who wonder if they can or can’t join us: Women in Board and Action Sports is open to any woman interested, passionate, working or keen to work in the board or action sports industry.