Alison Grun, Founder of FreeW
Igniting women’s emancipation and self-empowerment through motorcycling
This session will explore the impact women riders have on others and how they can go a step further in making lasting changes though their consumption choices. You will learn what it takes to travel by motorcycle in Asia, the good, the bad and the ugly. You will get to know about women trail blazers around the world and how motorcycling has not only helped improve their lives, but also that of those around them. You will learn how you can support their initiatives while doing what you love: riding.
Alisa Clickenger, Event Producer, Women’s Motorcycle Conference
Women's Motorcycle Conference founder and author of bestselling motorcycling books
Alisa is the Event Producer of the Women's Motorcycle Conferences, an Author, Coach, Community Builder, and Motorcycle Traveler. Alisa's book Boost Your Confidence Through Motorcycling: A Woman's Guide to Being Your Best Self On and Off the Bike became an Amazon.com #1 Bestseller. She just published her second book Get Started Riding Motorcycles: The Definitive Guide for Women. This year Alisa was named one of the Dealernews Top 100 Women in Powersports. Alisa’s personal mission is to support and empower other riders, particularly women, to be their best selves on and off the bike.
Mallory Apperson, Customer Growth & Engagement Manager at Polaris Industries
Bobbie Carlson, Director of State Programs, Total Control Training
Bobbie started as an English teacher in a high school in Pennsylvania. She was a motorcycle rider and implemented a Motorcycle Safety Program into the school in which students received academic credit for learning to ride safely. The course actually changed student behavior in positive ways. Bobbie left teaching and went into all levels of management of the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program, also providing Instructor Training for the Program. The next step in her career journey was the Motorcycle Safety Foundation where she helped pilot the BRC and rolled it out in 47 states in two years. After MSF, Bobbie worked for the U.S. Military, which included rolling out a Traffic and Motorcycle Safety Program in Europe. It was with the Military that she learned how best to save lives. She is now back in management of State Programs, with one goal - save lives and reduce fatality rates among motorcyclists.
Amanda Hazzah, Co-founder, The Women’s Moto Project
Joanne Donn, Founder, GearChic.com
Joanne Donn, Motorcycle Gear Enthusiast, Mentor and New Adventure Rider
With shorter inseams comes shorter lists of motorcycles that are made for us. But, it doesn't have to be that way. How do we get to where we want to be when it comes to riding bigger, taller motorcycles?
Sylvia Henderson, Leadership Development Facilitator, SylviaHenderson.com
Elevating women to lean-in to leadership and have their voices heard
As motorcyclists, as in life, at times we ride alone, with partners, or in groups. The term “lead our lives” implies we have leadership responsibilities for ourselves, in partnership with significant others, and if chosen or volunteered, in groups. In this session Sylvia shares how we can be strong “ride leaders” on motorcycles and in life so that we make better decisions for ourselves and our partners. We’ll also learn how to earn followers in order to serve them effectively and safely on the journeys we take along the way, together.
Misty Johnson, Western Regional Sales Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires
Misty loves riding and being a part of an industry of enthusiasts. She has been with Dunlop for 13 years. Misty grew up with a love of motorcycles from her Dad who bought her a scooter in her teens and taught her how to ride. She went on to ride dirt and street bikes, and then work in the industry at local shops, distributors, and then Dunlop. Misty loves working for a company that supports the sport and riders all over the world.
Michelle Lamphere, Adventure Motorcycle Traveler and Author
Michelle Lamphere was born and raised in Sturgis, South Dakota, home of the world famous Sturgis Rally. After dedicating more than 20 years to her high-stress role as a hotel executive she decided to make some major life changes. She sold her house, quit her six-figure salary career and hit the road, traveling for two years by motorcycle through North, Central and South America.
Kirsten Midura, Founder of Engines for Change
Kirsten Midura is a community organizer, a filmmaker and journalist, a project manager, and much more, within the motorcycle community and beyond.
In the motorcycle world, Kirsten Midura wears many hats. She is the Founder of Engines for Change and Moto Market NYC, she is a core team member of Women Riders Now, a judge panelist for the Toronto and South Jersey Moto Film Festivals, a community organizer for The MotoSocial and the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, a filmmaker and moto-journalist, and so much more. In this presentation, though, she'll just be Kirsten - a fellow rider with a lot of experience with used bikes. And she'll show you her tried-and-true method of buying a pre-loved moto.
Elizabeth Rabe, Academy Manager, Colorado Motorcycle Academy
I am a lady rider dedicated to the goals of personal freedom for all motorcycle enthusiasts.
What drives me to support the culture of motorcycling is the stunning, awe inspiring beauty that comes from every aspect of it. Motorcycles enrich my life with friends who love without question. I meet people every day and create strong bonds through a common Interest. Motorcycles are a phenomenon that celebrates individual choice, unique situations, and the fragility of life. I feel the best way for me to prove I believe in the people who have passion for this is to build new riders. Safety centered education and training in a high challenge, low threat environment is the support I dedicate myself too. Every new rider comes to me with goals and I respond as if their desires are my own aspirations. To me this is not a job or a hobby; it’s a calling.
Sarah Schilke, Co-Chairwoman, WomenRidersNow.com
Sarah Schilke is the Co-Chairwoman of WomenRidersNow.com, the #1 Resource for women riders and those who ride with us.
Learn everything that WomenRidersNow.com offers the community and how to find the information you're looking for and get your motorcycling questions answered. Be the first to know of new articles and specials from WRN. The premier resource for everything about motorcycling for women by women.
Erin Sills, Co-Chairwoman, WomenRidersNow.com
Erin Sills is a 45-time land speed motorcycle record holder, industry spokesperson, and retired Facebook executive. She owns Hunter Sills Racing which races 1000cc BMW motorcycles on the Bonneville Salt. Erin and her team hold more records in the 1000cc class than any other, including the coveted 1000cc Production record at 207 mph, the top naturally aspirated mile record at 238.389 mph, and a top speed to-date of 242mph.
Erin is co-chairwoman of the largest US website for female motorcycle enthusiasts, WomenRidersNow.com, and has been named the American Motorcyclist Association Female Athlete of the Year͟ for her motorcycling accomplishments and the American Marketing Association’s Woman to Watch͟ for her business accomplishments. Erin most recently served as a Global Director of Marketing at Facebook. She and her race team have set two Guinness Book World Records, and Erin a member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club, the El Mirage 200 MPH Club, the BUB 201 MPH Club, and the Mojave 200 MPH Club.
Erin currently serves on the AMA Specialist Sport Commission, the FIM Women in Sport Commission and the board of the AMA Heritage Foundation. She is also an off-road adventure riding coach and in 2014 was named University of Cincinnati, College of Business alumni of the year. Amidst all that … Erin enjoys most her advocacy for women in the sport of motorcycling.
Antonia Van Becker, Co-Owner, Self Health Institute
Antonia Van Becker is the co-owner of Self Health Institute whose mission is to empower clients by turning problems that block their success into Golden Opportunities so they can realize their dreams.
For 25 years Antonia's been using her signature CoreTalk therapy to talk to bodies and guide conscious entrepreneurs and business owners toward successful outcomes by asking simple questions and getting life-changing answers. She loves helping clients get past overwhelm, procrastination, self-doubt, and chronic health issues so they can have the business and impact they so deeply desire.
Donna Wiegle, Advocate, Author, and Speaker, TEAL on WHEELS
Motorcycle enthusiast, two-time cancer survivor, and author of FINDING COURAGE: Navigating Cancer on my Harley
Donna Wiegle describes herself as being on the “accelerated living plan”. As a two-time cancer patient, cervical cancer in 1990, and now stage IV ovarian cancer, she believes she will be cheated in length of life, but she will certainly not be cheated in experiencing life. She combined her passion for motorcycle riding with her mission of raising awareness about ovarian cancer. In 2019, she rode her teal and white Harley-Davidson motorcycle 6,198 miles across the United States. She called her trip TEAL on WHEELS—teal being the color that represents ovarian cancer. She distributed 770 ovarian cancer symptom cards along the way and raised more than $50,000. In 2021, she wrote, FINDING COURAGE: Navigating Cancer on my Harley. In her book, Donna shares the successes and challenges of navigating her journey through cancer as well as navigating her way across the country on her Harley.
Athena Ransom, Founder, American Motorcycle Specialist, Speaker, Vagabond Chopper LLC
Founder, American Motorcycle Specialist, Speaker
Learn some cool techniques to keep your confidence level moving upwards