Alisa Clickenger, Leader – Women’s Motorcycle Tours
Alisa is a world traveler, author, professional experience maker and confidence coach. 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. In 2019 Alisa was named a Dealernews Top 100 Leader in Powersports and was also named to the Women Riders Now Leadership Board. Alisa’s personal mission is to support and empower other riders, particularly women, to be their best selves on and off the bike.
Wendy Crockett, 2019 Iron Butt Rally Winner, 2020 AMA Bessie Stringfield Award winner, and 2019 AMA Bessie Stringfield Award Winner
Wendy’s powersports passion permeates every facet of her life. She is a factory-trained motorcycle technician with two decades of experience, the owner of a busy motorcycle shop, and an enthusiastic two-wheeled adventurer. Her greatest joy is long distance motorcycle riding, and after a decade of endurance competitions she recently became the first woman ever to win the 11-day, 11,000+ mile Iron Butt Rally. Recipient of the American Motorcyclist Association’s 2020 Bessie Stringfield Award, she loves to share stories of success and failure, trial and error, and how everyone can apply these hard-won lessons to improve the safety and enjoyment of their ride regardless of how far your journey takes you.
Joey Lindahl, Senior Marketing Manager, Customer Growth, Polaris
Joey Lindahl started riding shortly after joining Polaris in 2012, inspired and motivated by the large number of female riders she met there. In her current role as Senior Marketing Manager, Customer Growth, Joey brings her excitement for riding to women and diverse riders through her work to increase representation, inclusion and participation of women in powersports.
Jessica Kubalek, Senior Platform Manager, Indian Motorcycle
Jessica joined the Indian Motorcycle team 7 years ago to lead engineering development projects for new and updated models. She brought with her 15 years of OEM vehicle experience. Her work has focused on the midsize cruiser segment and approachability to bring more people into the Indian Motorcycle family.
Karen Davidson, Director, Marketing, Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Karen Davidson has a lifetime of living the Harley-Davidson experience. She is the great-granddaughter of the company’s co-founder, William A. Davidson and the daughter of Willie G. Davidson, who was the Chief Styling Officer for almost 50 years and was responsible for innovative styling choices that ushered in a brand resurgence after the AMF buyback in 1981. Karen began riding at the age of nine, and after spending time in the apparel industry, working with accounts in NY and LA, Karen helped cofound Harley-Davidson’s functional and casual branded apparel and accessory division in the early 90’s.
Collet Mazula, Head of Marketing for Polaris Slingshot
Collett has grown up riding snowmobiles her whole life, which gave her a passion and enthusiasm for getting outdoors. When she joined Polaris 8 years ago, she was able to extend that enthusiasm into both motorcycles and Slingshot. Through her work on Polaris Slingshot, Collett’s been able to grow not only the brand, but to amplify it’s approachability and inclusivity so that everyone can experience what it’s like to be on the open road.
Cris Sommer-Simmons, Author, Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Inductee, Historian, Long distance Cannonball rider
Cris has enjoyed a lifetime love affair with two wheels. An eager passenger on her stepfather’s motorcycle at age 9, she got her first motorcycle at 14, her first Harley at age 19 and has been riding ever since. She was a longtime member of the Women’s International Motorcycle Association and in 1984, co-founded the 2nd Chapter of Women in the Wind. In 1985 Cris co-founded the world’s first motorcycle magazine for women called Harley Women. For over 5 years she acted as co-publisher and editor, often riding her motorcycle across the country to find the stories. On one such ride in 1989 she met her husband-to-be, rocker and fellow motorcycle enthusiast, Doobie Brother Patrick Simmons at the Sturgis Rally.
Kirsten Midura, Founder of Engines for Change
Kirsten Midura comes from a background in renewable energy and international development. She started riding in 2016 and quickly became immersed in the world of motorsports. In a few short years, Kirsten founded two organizations – Engines for Change and Moto Market NYC – both of which are devoted to community building and guiding motorcyclists in making the world a better place. Kirsten is also on the Board of Women Riders Now, is a NYC organizer for The MotoSocial and the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, and is a Judge Panelist for the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival. A filmmaker, herself, Kirsten is directing and producing two documentary films about motorcyclists using their bikes for good. Kirsten is a member of both the Miss-Fires (NYC) and the Torque Wenches (PDX), as well as the MotoFellas NYC and New York Classic Riders.
Tina McDermott, LLC
Tina McDermott is a Personal Trainer, Inspirational Chef, Speaker, Weight Loss Coach, and Personal Trainer for the past 20 years. “True health is more than our outward physical appearance; the benefits and indications of excellent health are much more profound”. She is on a mission to help women innovate, bring out their best selves, be strong, healthy, fit, and develop a portfolio of success. Her passion is teaching fitness and nutrition from her own home studio and kitchen as she prepares healthy, delicious easy meals for you to follow along with her. Tina is the founder of the Finally Thin Forever coaching program where she helps individuals as well as small groups. The key to her client’s success is her ability to help them come to peace with their emotional eating.
Dr. Gayle Carson, Spunky Old Broad
After college Gayle moved to Miami and got her first job in two weeks. One year later she bought the business and proceeded to diversify its sales base from one to seven divisions and it eventually became the largest independent organization in the industry. As CEO, Gayle managed a diverse staff of over 350 people, graduated more than a million students from her training programs and personally managed the company’s complex payroll. While serving as CEO of her business, she received her Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.
Selected as a “Legend of the Speaking Profession,” she currently hosts over a dozen radio shows per month and is the founder of the sobradionetwork.com and is also the only woman in the world who has a Doctorate, a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CMC (Certified Management Consultant) and an FIMC (Fellow to the Institute of Management Consultants).