This year at the National Women’s Bicycling Forum, we wanted to shake things up a bit — step outside the box of the typical conference. Yes, we’ve pulled together an impressive line-up of speakers who will share best practices and provide though-provoking content. But we also put a premium on, well, having a good time.
So, to get folks moving in the middle of the day, we asked six diverse leaders to light up the room with a big idea, inspiring story or key lesson-learned that’s catapulted them to success. And believe me: It’s going to get interesting…
- It’s All About the Ginga — Karen Overton, founder, Recycle-a-Bicycle
- Self-propelled Painting: The Art of Bicycling — Taliah Lempert, bicycle paintings
- How to Succeed in Business by Busting your Butt — Jennifer Toole, president, Toole Design Group
- Building Successful Advocacy by Building Community — Leah Shahum, executive director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
- From an Ordinary Bike to an Extraordinary Life — Elizabeth Williams, founder, Cali Bike Tours
- Baby Got Back (With Apologies to Sir Mix-A-Lot) — Susan Otcenas, co-founder, TeamEstrogen.com
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.