The New York Times Magazine has released its annual list of the 50 most influential women in the ski industry.
The article is filled with skiers from the past, present and future.
Here are the highlights.1.
Shaina Ragan, former New York City skierShaina Ragoni, who skied with the New York Philharmonic, founded the nonprofit Ragan and Ragan Productions and is a former co-host of NBC’s “The Voice” in New York.2.
Jennifer Lee, founder of The Nasty Galas and a former Miss USA, founded The Naughty Galas in 2005.3.
Jennifer Morrison, former Miss America and Olympic gold medallist and owner of The World Cup, has been a mentor and philanthropist for the nonprofit Women in Skiing.4.
Lauren Breslin, founder and CEO of the nonprofit Lauren Brickell Foundation for Breast Cancer, has spent her life fighting for cancer patients and their families.5.
Laura Loomis, former Olympic medalist and one-time New York Governor and current CEO of The Breslins Group, is a global leader in women’s entrepreneurship and is an active member of the women’s golf community.6.
Heather Smith, a former president of the National Ski Association and the director of the Women’s Ski Association, has focused on women’s skiing since she started the organization in 1997.7.
Lisa Leung, founder, The Women’s Health Foundation, which has helped more than 6 million women in 20 countries through programs such as mammography and breast cancer screenings, and the International Foundation for Women, which provides women with information and support on their health.8.
Julie Ann Smith, CEO of Moxie, a fitness company, founded Moxies, which sells products like workout apparel, body weight equipment, fitness gear and fitness services to women.9.
Nancy Gogol, CEO and founder of the non-profit Women in the World, which works to promote women’s rights and women’s empowerment worldwide, has helped to launch more than 1,500 women’s sports leagues in the U.S.10.
Barbara Aitken, founder & CEO of Stonewall Health, founded Stonewalls, a global nonprofit that focuses on sexual assault awareness and prevention.11.
Lisa McQueary, CEO & co-founder of Purity, which is working to educate women about sex education, has also helped build a women’s soccer league.12.
Sherri Peppers, founder/CEO of Pivot, an online service for women and families, founded Pivot to help women connect with partners and to better understand the realities of their lives.13.
Kristin L. Sommers, founder Emera, an Internet-enabled digital health marketplace for health professionals and their clients, has founded Emera for Health to provide affordable, personalized care for people with pre-existing conditions.14.
Sherry Kluge, founder (formerly) of A Better Life, founded A Better Living to offer affordable, holistic wellness and lifestyle solutions to people and families worldwide.15.
Ann Gossett, founder-president of the New Jersey-based nonprofit Women and Men in Sport, has served on the board of directors for the U of A, the University of Pennsylvania, and numerous charities, including the New England Sports Foundation and the National Sports Foundation.16.
Liza Wexler, founder at P.E.I., founded P.P.S., which was acquired by the World Wildlife Fund in 2017 and has since become the largest environmental-focused nonprofit in the world.17.
Nancy J. Gorman, founder @thegoodsforwomen, founded @theGoodsforWomen and the Women in Sports Foundation to support women in sport and their advocacy for women’s equality and inclusion in the sport and the sports world.18.
Susan E. Young, CEO, The Goods for Women Foundation, founded in 2017 to support girls in sports and their sports-related programs, including mentoring and coaching.19.
Julie J. Fuhr, CEO @goodsmask, founded #goodsmash to improve public health through science and technology and empower women to lead healthier lives.20.
Lora W. Bierbaum, CEO at T.J. Maxx, founded T.K. Max x and founded T-Maxx to create new ways to serve the needs of the millennial woman.21.
Diane DeStefano, CEO (@DianeDeStef) founded #LemonadeDay to provide fresh lemonade to the homeless and those who need it most.22.
Jillian Hern, CEO Emera (formerly), founded Emeria to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and those in need through innovative services and advocacy.23.
Susan A. Smith, founder emerita of @TheWomeninSport, has launched @Thewomeninsports to provide access