This CEO is Paying for Her Employees to Attend the Women's March On Washington

In a recent interview with ESPNW, Donna Carpenter, the President and CEO of Burton Snowboards, opened up about what the Women's March means to her and why it is so important for Burton employees to attend.

"I've spent the last 15 years of my life working on getting more women leaders in our company, more women in the snowboard community and supporting female athletes," Carpenter told ESPNW. "We've had an amazing gender diversity program here at Burton, and... Doing what is right has always been in our DNA at Burton."

Inspired by her passion to support women, both inside and outside the office, Carpenter sent an email to all of her female employees, promising "to fund and lodge anyone interested in joining her in D.C."

As of now, 25 female Burton employees have confirmed they will be attending the event, while about 10 are still considering.

"Thirteen years ago, [Burton Snowboards] had under 10 percent female leadership, and now we are around 45 percent and my senior team is four men and four women," Carpenter said.

And the Women's March is just another obvious step to take toward making this progress in closing the gender gap possible everywhere.

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