Women shouldn't feel uncomfortable outdoors when they need to pee. Our goal is to make the process easy so that you can enjoy your adventures and focus on achieving your goals.
What makes our activewear special?
In addition to offering a solution to an age old problem, we are a company that is owned and operated by women, creating solutions for women.
Why is this important?
Because we know problems that women face from fear of the zipper being safe to wanting activewear that feels and looks good. Of course, not all women have the same concerns and desires, and that is why we have asked numerous women on the way to development of Zip Hers about what matters to them. It is only after creating a product that answered their concerns that we put our seal of approval on our designs.
We strive to WOW our customers.
We are about more than just offering a solution. We are excited about building a sisterhood of support. We go above and beyond to make sure our customers know how much we love them!
Hi! I’m the creator and CEO of Zip Hers activewear!
I love being outdoors whether it's running, walking, hiking, camping or any other activity that allows me to be in nature. I am passionate about helping people overcome challenges and have spent years working with disadvantaged individuals with disabilities. My greatest joy is spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren, and my beloved dog, Piper.
My Inspiration for Zip Hers
The idea of Zip Hers was the result of both my years of running marathons and my hiking excursions. For a runner, timing is VERY important. We often train to beat our previous personal best times. One hurdle that can hinder this goal is waiting in line for the outdoor portacan. While men can easily find numerous places to pee, women have to wait in long lines. Tick. Tick. Tick. Every moment feels like torture. This frustration had been on my mind for years, and then the lightbulb went off when I was hiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim expedition! A female friend and hiker in the expedition experienced a moment of unintended self exposure as she tried to discreetly “use the restroom.” Her embarrassment and the continual jokes from some of the male hikers, fueled my passion to find solutions for both of these related issues. As women, we shouldn’t have to be sidetracked from our goals and adventures. That is why I began the path of solving this issue. With years of work and determination, I miraculously found women who helped me create Zip Hers activewear. These amazing women all were and continue to be intricately involved in our brilliant Zip Hers team.
I am a costume designer for professional ballet and am grateful to travel all over the world and work with many teams of people in creating this art form.
Working with ballet dancers for years, I have learned about how fit plays a huge part in empowering athletes. Making them feel secure and at ease through not having to think of what they are wearing is crucial, especially when full mobility is everything. I am also a Textile Artist, which means I not only have experience and skill with dyes, paints and technique... but it also means I know fabrics, their intended use, weights and their purpose. It is my experience and love for my profession that I contribute to Zip Hers. As the designer of this activewear, I ensure that fashion, comfort and quality are pillars of our products.
I enjoy anything outdoors, visiting new places and raising money to help others in need.
I love educating women about how Zip Hers work whether it is at tradeshows, races, or other sporting events as well as assisting in marketing and development of our company. I am a people person and love meeting other women who are pushing themselves athletically to be the best they can be.
I love the outdoors, traveling, exploring, meeting awesome people and helping others to live their best lives!
I have vast experience with operating businesses, marketing and visual storytelling. I am passionate about contributing my creative ideas and superpowers to bridge the gap between female outdoor adventurers to Zip Hers activewear. I believe that the time has FINALLY come for such empowering outdoor gear for women!
Although I love my job, I am a true advocate of the "work to live" lifestyle. And to me, living means traveling and making new friends around the world. From a young age, I've had an adventurous spirit and a wild heart, especially if that means getting outside and being active. There's always somewhere new to explore!
With an extensive background in Marketing and Advertising, I'm proud to work for Zip Hers in developing a strong female brand and voice that is impossible to ignore. There's nothing better than being a woman and working with other women, for women...or as I like to call it, Beyonce energy!
Because I am passionate about impacting the environment in a positive way, I chose an educational path of Environmental Conservation. This path has resulted in spending most of my days outdoors. This is great for me because I love being outside, exploring nature and observing wildlife. In addition, I love traveling, meeting and learning about people and trying new things! The world is an amazing place!
Doing field work is awesome but usually means I don't have access to a private restroom. I encounter the issue of finding places to pee on a daily basis. I especially had a hard time when I was working in construction and dreaded using any of those nasty porta potties. I think Zip Hers are a breakthrough in progress for women's activewear and I want to help get the word out to other women out there who spend time outdoors whether it is for work or pleasure.