After months of emails and phone calls, I finally met Robin Bylenga in person at Interbike. A whirlwind of energy and passion, Bylenga wasn’t just there as the owner of Pedal Chic, a women’s-focused bike boutique in Greenville, South Carolina. She was there as the co-founder of Spokeswomen, a networking group for women in the bicycle industry, too.
Running a business, raising a family and connecting female leaders nationwide is more than a full-time job. But, for Bylenga, bicycling is more than business. “We like to think of ourselves as a women’s empowerment center,” she says of Pedal Chic.
That’s certainly what it’s been for her… as Robin explains in this segment on CNN Money.
Carolyn SzczepanskiCarolyn joined the League in March 2012, after two years at the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In addition to managing the League's blog, magazine and other communications, Carolyn organized the first National Women's Bicycling Summit and launched the League's newest program: Women Bike. Before she crossed over to advocacy, she was a professional journalist for nearly 10 years.