PSIA-AASI commits to fostering an inclusive community that welcomes and encourages women to excel within the association and industry. While the percentage of snowsports participants is equal male-to-female, the male-to-female ratio of PSIA-AASI members is 62% to 31%. PSIA-AASI partnered with Colorado-based research firm RRC Associates to send female members a 23-question survey designed to examine women’s experiences within PSIA-AASI. The survey’s key findings are presented in the Women Belong on the Mountain Report.
To support women, PSIA-AASI will ensure its education, training, recruitment, and retention efforts facilitate belonging. By establishing a more equitable pipeline and creating attainable pathways for success, PSIA-AASI is working to inspire and shape the future of the organization.
The Women’s Initiative Task Force
This task force advises PSIA-AASI’s leadership about the needs of women in the organization, provides a voice, and advocates on their behalf. While women are active snowsports participants and PSIA-AASI members, females are underrepresented in both PSIA-AASI’s leadership and higher levels of certification. The WIT’s goal is to support women so they can grow as educators and leaders.
- Overall Survey Results from PSIA-AASI Female Members
- Women Belong on the Mountain Survey Results by Age
- Women Belong on the Mountain Survey Results by Division
- Women Belong on the Mountain Survey Results by Work Status/Leadership Interest
- “What Is Gender Bias in the Workplace?” – BuiltIn.com (2019)
- “Why Do So Few Women Become Educators and Examiners of Snowsport Instructors?” – Parallel Dreams (July 2020)
- “Why Women Don’t Always Support Other Women” – Forbes (January 2020)
- “Women in the Workplace 2020” – McKinsey & Company (2020)