Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

SheSets was founded one weekend in March 2017 by a female CEO of two premier midwestern climbing facilities. Several years ago, Nicole encountered push back when she applied for various positions at climbing gyms around the nation, but didn’t realize just how few women were advancing in professional roles in the sport until it came time to hire for her own business. She received shockingly few female applicants for positions that required a high level of climbing knowledge, especially route setting.

Route setting is the act of placing holds on an artificial wall to create a path to the top. It requires a tremendous library of climbing movement and typically attracts veteran climbers as applicants. With the number of indoor climbing gyms growing to well over 400 in the US, route setters are in high demand. Unfortunately, however, only 10% of current USA Climbing certified route setters are female. Although I am not aware of a figure, my impression is that the percentage of total commercial female setters in the US, both certified and noncertified, is far lower.

Climbing has become exponentially more accessible as a result of the climbing gym boom, and women are taking to it in droves. The performance gap between men and women in climbing has drastically reduced in the last decade. At the youth level, the ratio of male to female competitors is nearly a 50-50 split. Climbing is an ideal sport for women to engage in, building power, strength, agility, mental acuity, as well as social and risk assessment skills. It is an embarrassment that female influence is not valued at the professional level, especially in regard to setting.

SheSets intends to create an environment where women are taken seriously, where expectations of women are high, and where women don’t have to fight the urge to grow. SheSets will facilitate routesetting training and management clinics for women, and will ultimately work with gyms across the globe to place women in highly sought after setting roles. SheSets will be a driving force toward climbing organizations prioritizing women in the field of setting, developing scholarships and incentive programs to encour- age women to become leaders in our sport.

As our first event, SheSets would like to organize a SheSets Setting Symposium hosted by Mosaic Climbing in Cincinnati, OH, scheduled for August of 2017. It will be a three day event consisting of a female setting competition, several clinics led by women, as well as high profile female speakers. 70 women will be invited to participate. We are seeking sponsors, donations, and female professionals to run clinics and perform presentations.

 

Headline Sponsor - $5000

  • Business logo and name displayed on the following media:
    • T-shirts for all participants
    • All event advertisements
    • Social media posts across SheSets, LEF Climbing, and Mosaic Climbing
    • All digital event pages
    • All correspondence concerning the event with industry professionals and participants
    • Websites of SheSets, LEF Climbing, and Mosaic Climbing
    • Event highlight video
    • LEF Climbing and Mosaic Climbing newsletters promoting the event
    • Digital program for the event
    • Branded banners featured throughout the facility (supplied by sponsor)
  • Recognition in all event public relations announcements to the press and media
  • Verbal recognition during the event
  • Booth space during the event
  • Option of offering branded items in the participant swag bag
  • Business named scholarship for a woman to attend the event
  • Featured Sponsor - $2500

  • Business logo and name displayed on the following media:
    • All event advertisements
    • Social media posts across SheSets, LEF Climbing, and Mosaic Climbing
    • All digital event pages
    • Websites of SheSets, LEF Climbing, and Mosaic Climbing
    • Event highlight video
    • LEF Climbing and Mosaic Climbing newsletters promoting the event
    • Digital program for the event
    • Branded banners featured throughout the facility (supplied by sponsor)
  • Verbal recognition during the event
  • Option of offering branded items in the participant swag bag

Contributing Sponsor - $1000

  • Business logo and name displayed on the following media:
    • Social media posts across SheSets, LEF Climbing, and Mosaic Climbing
    • All digital event pages
    • Websites of SheSets, LEF Climbing, and Mosaic Climbing
    • LEF Climbing and Mosaic Climbing newsletters promoting the event
    • Digital program for the event
    • Branded banners featured throughout the facility (supplied by sponsor)
  • Option of offering branded items in the participant swag bag

Swag Sponsor - $500 minimum in donated gear, equipment, and consumables

  • Business logo and name displayed on the following media:
    • Social media posts across SheSets, LEF Climbing, and Mosaic Climbing
    • All digital event pages
    • Websites of SheSets, LEF Climbing, and Mosaic Climbing
  • Items to be included in swag bag of participants

Our Sponsors

Scholarships

Scholarships to our events are available through the generous funding of individual and corporate sponsors. These opportunities are available to women that are interested in attending but need financial assistance to do so. In order to be considered for a scholarship, we require the submission of an essay.