Year-end is a time of reflection, goal setting and (if you work for Corporate America) preparing for your annual performance review. After thirty-one years at Intel I had become well versed in answering the “So what?” question. In other words, it didn’t really matter the number of hours I worked, how hard I worked or how much activity I generated. What mattered most was one thing: Results.
- How much training time was reduced?
- What performance problem was fixed by XYZ effort?
- Were deliverables on time or ahead of schedule?
- To what degree were systems streamlined, efficiencies gained or time saved?
So as Ride Like A Girl wraps up its second year of transforming non-biking women into skilled and confident bicyclists I decided to answer the So What? question. Here are a few Ride Like A Girl program highlights that, if I was still working at Intel, would be the subject of conversation in my next manager one-on-one.
Just the Numbers:
This section answers the program’s quantitative questions: how many? how far? how fast? by what rate?
- 96 women participated, a 19% increase above 2013
- 70% were new to the program
- 25 bike rides and 7 training clinics scheduled with an average attendance of 12 (range: 5-21)
- 433 cumulative attendance, 39% increase
- Increased our biking distance from 8 miles to 46 miles
- Doubled our pace from 8mph to 15mph
- With a possible 545 miles per rider, collectively we logged well over 6,000 miles
And the Results?
The following slides are excerpts from a November Impact Assessment Report. The data were gathered by surveying women who attended RLAG bike rides and clinics 3 or more times (30 of 50 responded). Questions were framed in the following context, “Since joining Ride Like A Girl…”
You Can Take the Girl out of Intel…
No doubt, my husband will read this with head shaking, “Retired 18 months and she is still writing an annual performance summary”. What can I say? Intel is inside me.
How About the New Year?
To those who may be wondering, What’s planned for 2015? Or Where do I sign up? Well, you will just have to follow me and see what gets posted next. Interested women who reside in the Portland area may also send an email to ridelikeaPDXgirl@gmail.com to request an invitation to the spring kick-off event.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Dear Reader!