In celebration of International Women’s Day, CEO Rob Katz announced POWDER, a new program at our Company which aims to foster an inclusive culture that attracts and retains a broad range of exceptional talent and promotes diverse leadership growth opportunities. 

The inspiration for this initiative is the Women of Whistler Blackcomb (WOWB) program. In 2015, women leaders from every division across Whistler Blackcomb came together to ask, “How do we do better?” Driven by their passion to find an answer, they led a culture shift within the resort, impacting hiring practices, scheduling, development, advocacy, education and recognition. 

POWDER Pillars

  1. Awareness & Mindset – Culture of Inclusion
    Foster a culture of inclusion through the continued evaluation of our current atmosphere, the development of personal awareness and the celebration of diversity.
  2. Development/Growth/Support
    Develop and support strong, bold and diverse leaders throughout Vail Resorts by providing mentorship programs, educational, development and growth opportunities, and inclusive learning regions.
  3. Talent & Hiring
    Vail Resorts recruits and hires leaders who embrace diversity, grow talent and thrive in a culture of inclusion.

Keep your eyes open for a kickoff event near you and join in!