Kim Woozy on becoming part and elevating a community

Episode 2,   Oct 18, 2021, 07:35 PM

Drive for change can come from many places, and it's not always from a good one. Kim talks to us about her professional journey and her passion for driving change in the female skateboarding community, from creating one, to representing it, promoting it, creating opportunity and elevating it.

Wether you are an entrepreneur, an intern, an athlete or a CEO of a big brand, Kim's insight on how community based models make such a big difference as well as her vision on change, empowerment, creating and taking opportunities and growth is not only inspiring and educating but it is also refreshing and relatable.

Kim Woozy (she/her) is an entrepreneur, community leader and advocate in the skateboarding community. She has spent the last 15 years creating and contributing to brands, organizations and events that inspire, connect and empower girls and women including MAHFIA.TV, Women’s Skateboarding Alliance (WSA), Quit Your Day Job Film, The Skate Exchange Tokyo, Skate Like a Girl and Slmbr Party. In 2019, she advocated for California State Bill AB 467 (Equal Pay for Equal Play) which was signed into law in 2020. She currently serves as the Director of Marketing & Partnerships at Skate Like a Girl, a 501c3 community-led organization whose mission is to create an inclusive community by promoting confidence, leadership and social justice through skateboarding. Challenging who and how people skateboard, Skate Like a Girl lowers barriers to entry and brings people together regardless of age, gender, race and resources.

Born, raised and based in the Bay Area, California, Kim also sits on the community advisory board for the Center for Sport and Social Justice at Cal State East Bay and the Oakland Roots Soccer Club. She is currently a member of the Gender Equality Commission for World Skate. Finding her own strength, freedom, and self-expression through board sports, she is committed to creating accessible opportunities for everyone to participate.