Episode 6 - An in depth conversation with snowboarding pioneer Donna Carpenter
Originally aired: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Donna Carpenter and her husband Jake Burton Carpenter are the sole owners of Burton Snowboards, the world's leading snowboard company. Since 1982, Donna has held a multitude of roles at Burton, which originally operated out of her Vermont barn and now has offices around the world. She joins Molly Hawkins for an in-depth conversation about the evolution of the industry, her role as President of Burton, her leadership of the non-profit Chill Foundation, which she and Jake founded back in 1995 to bring snowboarding to youth who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity. In addition, Donna continues to oversee all efforts to ensure that Burton is an employer and brand of choice for women.