The Adventure Summit 2021 interactive panel discussion regarding barriers of entry, pathways to inclusion, challenges, and lack of representation in the outdoor industry.
The Adventure Color Gap: Diversity in the Great Outdoors
In this interactive panel discussion panelists will discuss concerns regarding barriers of entry, pathways to inclusion, challenges, and lack of representation in the outdoor industry.
Panel Members include:
Quatez Scott, Panel Moderator
Quatez is the Intercultural Specialist of the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center at Wright State University. He previously served as director of diversity and inclusion at Mercy College of Ohio. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses, including Diversity Leadership and Introduction to Africana Studies at The University of Toledo. He received a B.A. in communication arts from Wilmington College, an M.A. in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University, and is a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Toledo.
Nailah Blades Wylie, Panelist
Nailah is the founder of Color Outside, a coaching practice for ambitious women of color who are ready to create unapologetic, soul stirring lives through outdoor adventure, as a safe place for women of color to come together and unlock where they're feeling stuck so that they can fully step into their joy and shine. When she's not leading adventure retreats or consulting with brands you can find her hiking with her husband or playing intense games of hide-n-go seek with her two tiny kids.
Juan M. Muñoz Jiménez , Panelist
Juan spent his youth in Dayton, Ohio, and Arecibo, Puerto Rico. His first real introduction to the outdoors was kayaking in Puerto Rico with his father. In graduate school Juan developed and led adventure programs with the Outdoor Resource Center at Wright State University. His programs there included ice climbing, rock climbing, kayaking and snorkeling. After completing his MBA in marketing and international business at Wright State, Juan followed his love of the outdoors to the Southwest United States where he leads Latino youth into the outdoors, impressing upon them an awareness that these places are for everyone to care for and enjoy.
The Adventure Summit is Virtual in 2021
This presentation is part of the 2021 Adventure Speaker Series, including 5 presentations by inspiring adventurers and 2 panel discussions. See the full list here:
The Adventure Summit 2021 Speaker Series