In 2003, longtime skateboarder Lisa Whitaker founded Girls Skate Network, a website dedicated to supporting the success of women skaters around the world. In 2012, Whitaker launched Meow Skateboards, a brand “focused on having fun and creating high-quality products that will help support an all-female team.”

Whitaker is also a passionate filmmaker and videographer and has been filming for “just about as long as I’ve been skating and always had cameras with me.” Through Girls Skate Network and her social media, Lisa has helped to expand the network and visibility of other women skaters.