International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 (March is also Women’s History Month). On IWD, we celebrate women’s achievement. The goal is to help raise awareness about discrimination and to take action to drive gender parity.
In the boat building business, there are many women who have earned positions of high responsibility and leadership. Here is a very partial list: Meet Some of the Most Influential Women in Boating. In the world of watersports, we all thrill to the achievements of the top women athletes. We work with these women everyday. These women influence and impact the types of boats available and the way that boaters, anglers, and watersports enthusiasts use them. In honor of International Women’s Day, we interviewed one such woman: MasterCraft Boats Director of Engineering, Erica Clark-Heinrich.
We were able to capture some time from Clark-Heinrich’s busy schedule (She oversees 30 people) during a boat test and video shoot last week. In this video, she shares about boatbuilding, her role in particular, and her love of both boats and of working at MasterCraft. She also offers advice for success, and for women in the workplace, that is well worth listening to.