2022 was a big year for the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA), according to a release. A year that saw major initiatives, such as the Educational Symposium and a mentorship program, come to fruition. Participation from women and men in the RV industry also hit an all-time high as membership topped 1,500 people from over 500 RV companies.
For the first time, RVWA is publishing its annual Impact Report that highlights the organization’s impact on members and the wider RV industry.
“As I reflect on this past year, I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished,” said RVWA President Susan Carpenter. “Our year started out with a new strategic plan that fine- tuned our mission, as well as the value we can and will continue to deliver to our members, partners, and sponsors. With this strong foundation, we hit the ground running.”
The RVWA took on its biggest event in 2022 with the inaugural Education Symposium. This event was two days of education and networking where women from all over the industry came together to learn more about becoming great leaders. During the event, our inaugural RV Women’s Alliance Awards were presented to those that are true champions of women within the industry, an up and coming leader, as well as a leader that has earned lifetime achievement for all her work within the industry.
Another very successful and impactful program was the partnership with the RV Technical Institute to offer an all-female RV tech class that graduated 22 women from the Level 1 program. The training program was so popular, it is being taken nationwide in 2023.
Mentorship has been a request from members since our inception and in 2022, we were excited to introduce a six-month pilot program where we worked with five pairs of women. With such positive feedback and growing interest in the program, a full-scale mentorship program has launched for 2023.
“I am proud of the Impact Highlights found in this report, and even more so thrilled to see how this organization has been a catalyst to bring people together, both men and women, connecting an often segmented industry.”
Read the report to learn more about all the ways the RVWA has made a positive impact in the lives and careers of our members and on the RV industry as a whole.
About the RV Women’s Alliance
Founded in 2019, the RV Women’s Alliance purpose is to elevate, educate, and promote women in the RV industry, making the RV industry a place where women thrive. Open to anyone in the RV industry who supports our mission, the Alliance has more than 1,500 members from more than 500 companies. The Alliance is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, with leadership based across the United States. Learn more at www.rvwa.org.