When we hear of the women pioneers and leaders of today, we often hear about women in tech, maybe women in politics, or women in finance. Rarely are we hearing of women in skateboarding.
Yes, women in skateboarding. The familiar image of men who take risks, rebel as a lifestyle, take no grief from the world around them, and create to survive? Applies to the women who love thrashing too. Coincidentally, these are all qualities of successful entrepreneurs. Critical thinkers, risk takers, creatives. We’re attracted to the sport for different reasons, though some of us may never land a trick, but the skateboarding community is appealing to women for more reasons than the commercial image of sweaty, shirtless, men and day drinking as a lifestyle.