Episode 2: Observations About Gender Inequality in Sport

Why Sport?

My first observations about sport came a long time after I was first involved. Sport has featured consistently throughout my entire life, whether as a little person watching from the side-lines when my parents played or as a young person and adult being involved in various team and individual sports.

As I became older, I moved my involvement in sport back to the side-line, however this time as a contributor not just a spectator. I coached, managed, scored and eventually became an administrator. My roles in sporting administration enabled me to combine my areas of strength and passion, being leadership, business administration and sport.

So, you can see sport has been a part of my life for a long time. But my first observations about sport were about the sheer lack of women in leadership.

The 3 Things I Do for Sport

  1. I help to fix the system that prevents women from all walks of life from reaching their full potential. The system is industry and workplaces. I work with boards, CEOs executives, and leaders to move sports workplace gender equality, diversity, and inclusion from conversation to action and to close the leadership gender and inclusion gap in their organization. 
  2. I help women from all walks of life to navigate the system that is still so fundamentally stacked against them. Through my corporate women’s leadership development programs, my global businesswomen’s network, A Career that Soars, and through my mentoring and advocacy, I aim to be a human GPS to women in sport who want to succeed. 
  3. I am an advocate for women in sport and I research, advise and consult to the sporting industry about how to close the leadership gender gap in sport.