2015 National Forum on Women Biking

By : Lowrah · March 12, 2015

The National Forum on Women Biking is a gathering of bike advocates working with and focused on serving women who bike. It proceeds the National Bike Summit, and both are put on by the League of American Bicyclists. The League has a program called Women Bike, which has been doing national advocacy for women for a few years now.

Monday, March, 9

Wheelwomen Switchboard Happy Hour + Tea Society (Tina and Low attended!)
A networking event for woman-identified advocates, organized by the Wheelwomen Switchboard.

Tuesday, March 10

Opening Plenary

(Tina and Low attended!)
A Case Study in Leadership: How Mentorship and Bold Leadership is growing the mission of Tulsa Hub
Ren Barger, Tulsa Hub CEO
Barbara Bannon, Tulsa Hub Board Immediate Past President, President of Human Resource Investments

Workshop: Discovering Heart Leadership (Tina attended!)

Workshop: Building Powerful Networks to Advance Your Career (Low attended the first ½)

Workshop: The Future of the Women’s Market: Product and Marketing Plans from the Industry (Low attended the second ½)

Lunchtime Panel Discussions

Women Ride: New Numbers (Tina and Low attended!)

Advocacy Through A Gender Lens (Tina attended, Low was on the panel)
When we advocate for bicycling through a gender lens, does it lead to big ideas or does it limit our thinking? Hear from women working to get more women on bikes on how and when to use gender to amplify your advocacy efforts.

Barb Chamberlain, Washington Bikes
Laura Kling, Grease Rag
Rio-Jill Contreras, Multicultural Communities for Mobility
Maryann Aguirre, Ovarian Psyco-Cycles
Odessa Phillip, Women's Transportation Seminar Board Member; Assedo Consulting, President; Howard University Instructor

Workshop: We’re All Advocates: Stories of Change from Inside the Peloton

Workshop: Difference between Input and Decision Making: Empowering New Voices to Lead the Movement  (Low attended!)

Workshop: Building the Movement: Constructing a plan for Women Bike Advocacy in Your Community (Tina attended!)

Closing Keynote

Our Biking Connections
(Tina and Low attended!)
Join Outdoor Afro CEO and Founder Rue Mapp as she shares her own experience biking, African American historical perspectives,  and the many ways and existing opportunities we have today to get more people involved in leading the bicycle movement.

Recaps of the event

Women Bike used Twitter to recap the event

Read Tina's Tina-Report. You'll want to stay through the very last sentence.

Read Low’s recap, including how Tina and Low worked together to push an agenda of trans* inclusion at the Forum.

Thank You

Donors, without you this to would not have been possible. Your dollars paid for Tina's airfare, transit, meals, half of my airfare, and printing costs. My employer, the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, contributed to the other half of my airfare, my transit, and my meals. Women Bike covered both of our registrations.

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