What's the point?
The SIS program has two primary purposes: networking and resources.
The first goal of SIS focuses on women: to provide a safe platform for female skydivers to network, regardless of experience or skill level. Once you register as a SIS, you can take advantage of this female mentorship and kinship by being able to directly contact other SIS members. New and veteran SIS members alike support, advocate for, mentor, and learn from each other at their DZs and in their local areas. There are many ways this is accomplished, such as organizing events, taking courses, offering moral support, encouragement and guidance as we skydive together. USPA values diversity and aims to support this special demographic of our member population.
The second goal of SIS focuses on resources: to maintain a collection of world-class resources mostly written by women, tailored to female skydivers, and vetted by industry professionals. Need a canopy coach? Check out courses from Flight-1’s Maxine Tate. Hoping to organize an event? Check out how-to guides from industry experts like Melissa Lowe. Need help finding the best gear to purchase? Check in with Master Rigger Shauna Finley. Want to become a coach, an instructor or an examiner? Chat with one of USPA's leading female course directors, Jen Sharp.
Registration is not required for you to partake in any SIS event or to enjoy networking with SIS members. If you do register, you will gain easy access to two features:
- the SIS database connecting you with other SIS members who choose to share their contact information
- the extensive collection of resources providing guidance for every part of the skydiving journey
No matter what your skill level is, we encourage you to register with SIS and see how you can continue to progress in skydiving and shine like that badass you are!
Are you a male but still want to support SIS? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
, and we'll find productive ways for you to contribute.