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Stuck in Vermont: Burton's Donna Carpenter Mentors Samar Khan, a Cyclist from Pakistan 

Episode 554

Published November 8, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. | Updated November 9, 2018 at 10:02 a.m.

Donna Carpenter, the Co-CEO of Burton Snowboards, has participated in the Global Sports Mentoring Program five times. The organization pairs women in sports from developing countries with American female sports executives. This past September, Donna hosted Samar Khan, a cyclist from Pakistan, and served as her mentor for three weeks. Samar is the first Pakistani woman to summit Mount Kilimanjaro on a bike and she hopes to empower women and girls in Pakistan with her love of adventure sports.

We spent an afternoon with Donna and Samar at Burton HQ in Burlington and watched as Samar learned how to make her own custom snowboard, inspired by her journey.

Shooting date: 10/19/18

Music: Geographer, "Pulse" & "After All"

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Eva Sollberger

Eva Sollberger


Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger launched her award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" web video series in 2007. Her videos have been viewed by millions. She appears every other Friday on WCAX at 6:30pm.

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