Please join me on SidestandUp.com motorcycle radio Tuesday August 28 5-6:30 pm PT, I talk with Jan Plessner, one of the most respected pros in the motorcycle industry, about her new gig developing LadyMoto.com. You've heard us chat before when Jan was head of PR at Kawasaki USA - but this next talk will focus on this new position where she is perfectly poised to influence riders and reach her goal of doubling the number of women riding motorcycles. Hey, how can we help, Jan!?
That was the question she posed to attendees of the AMA Women & Motorcycling Conference earlier this month, after announcing her goal at the Women in the Industy luncheon to overwhelming approval and committed enlistment of about sixty influencers. It's a great start, but there's more. Tune in to hear more about it, and join the lively chat room to pose your own questions. Read more below...
Jan Plessner is a 23-year industry veteran, PR consultant and guest writer/product tester for Motorcycle-USA.com, Powersports Business, American Motorcyclist and All About Bikes. Jan parted ways with Kawasaki earlier this year after an action-packed 18-year tenure. Since 2003, Jan served as the Kawasaki Public Relations Manager overseeing a team of eleven individuals and covering all products (street bikes, dirt bikes, ATV, Side X Side, personal watercraft and utility vehicles), corporate PR, crisis communications and PR for professional and amateur racing programs.
Her first ten years with the Flying K was spent in the public affairs and government relations side of the business for the JET SKI watercraft division. An advocate for women and motorcycling and a true enthusiast to the core, Jan recently discovered her love for other makes and models including the Ducati Monster 696, the Triumph Street Triple R, the BRP Can-Am Spyder three-wheeler and the Kymco scooter line.
Jan was recognized as the 2008 Motorcycle-USA.com “PR Person of the Year,” and was the only female PR manager for any of the Japanese motorcycle brands. Jan has earned a variety of other accolades including the 2005 “Image Award” from the Women’s International Motorcycle Association and the 2011 Dealernews “Women Who Roll.” Be sure to stay up to speed on Jan’s latest adventures via her LadyMoto Facebook page or follow her on Twitter @LadyMotoOnline.