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.
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.