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Female Anglers Making Waves With - 018

By Angie Scott & Barb Carey

In this episode of The Woman Angler & Adventurer podcast, I had the pleasure speaking with Rachel Piacenza, Director of Marketing for the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). Rachel grew up in the midwest and developed a passion for fishing from a very young age. She loved it so much that she set out to tie in fishing with her professional pursuits. After working for a time for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, she uprooted to Alexandra, VA to join RBFF to see how she could be involved in that organization which promotes fishing on a national level. She's been with the foundation for about 8 years now. We spoke about TakeMeFishing.Org's newest initiative called "Making Waves" that is all about getting more women into the sport. It just launched on Mother's Day of this year, and as been making a splash on social media. We talk about some of the challenges, why this initiative is so important, and Rachel shares some promising stats as well. The mission has just begun.  RBFF also has a 60 in 60 goal, which is a goal to grow participation in the sport to 60 million anglers in 60 months! We talk about that as well. With a current staff of just 17 people, it's clear that this team does not dream small.  So as you're sitting back and enjoying my chat with Rachel, dare to dream big alongside us! Together we can make this happen! Additional Resources: TakeMeFishing.Org Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation The Making Waves Initiative Maving Waves Video on YouTube RBFF's 60 in 60 Campaign Take Me Fishing on Facebook Take Me Fishing on Instagram Full show notes at

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