Women’s Fishing Program

Greetings chapter leaders,

We’re in the planning stages for the Women’s Program, which as many of you know, is a long time coming! Northwest Steelheaders is working to increase female representation in the fishing community in an effort to create a more equitable, inclusive, and strong society of anglers.  

What I need from you: please share this survey with women at your chapters to help gauge interest. (I’ve attached a PDF of the survey below if you have trouble with the link). We have already secured some funding to begin the program, so now I need to know how our members would like us to proceed.

I will also be including this survey in an email to our membership and in the July newsletter, so our bases will be covered. 

Program Objectives:

  • Support novice female anglers by offering events that provide knowledge, hands-on training, gear, and time on the water.

  • Support financially disadvantaged female anglers by offering full and half scholarships for these events.

  • Create a more equitable, inclusive, and strong society of anglers through the empowerment of female anglers. 

  • Build a group of dedicated female anglers that can share their skills and knowledge with each other and the next generation of female anglers. 

NOTE: This program is by women, for women – meaning all volunteers/instructors at clinics, fish-alongs, etc. must be women. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Thank you,

Alix Soliman

Operations Manager
Association of Northwest Steelheaders
(630) 608-7117