In October 2019, I gave a keynote, “Girls and Women in Sport: Research to Practice” at the Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI) Conference which brought together sport researchers and practitioners from across Canada.
I outline three lines of research we do in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, why and how I decide to do which research projects, and the importance of public scholarship.
October 2019, watch my 20mn TEDx Style talk I was invited to give for the Good Leadership Breakfast, where I talk about how my passion for fairness and equity pertaining to girls and women in sport started, and how it landed me in my current role as Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.
POD: In October 2019, I visited Aotearoa New Zealand and was the keynote speaker at the Sport New Zealand Women + Girls Summit, delivered by WISPA and the Shift Foundation, while I there I did a podcast for LockerRoom and Radio New Zealand Fair Play. Have a listen! https://lnkd.in/f7k9XZT
POD: Listen to Tucker Center Talks, a monthly podcast I host, produced by WISP Sports. I’ll feature invited guests, timely critiques, the latest research, and dialogue around girls and women in sport.
In the last year I’ve been thinking about women can create and be part of changing the occupational landscape in coaching. Change can happen from the ground up, from women. Change can also happen from the top down, when those in power champion social change. For the 2018 Women Coaches Symposium I put together a keynote around many of the false narratives I hear about women coaches, and provided some data that can help all women and gender allies challenge those false narratives. To see the full video, click here.
This week the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport released a new report : 2018 Tucker Center Research Report, Developing Physically Active Girls: A Multidisciplinary Evidence-based Approach.
The report includes eleven chapters written by leading multidisciplinary scholars. Evidence-based chapters include psychological, sociological, and physiological dimensions of girls’ physical activity participation, as well as chapters on sports medicine and the influence of mass media of girls’ health and well-being. Because “girls” are not a singular monolithic group, chapters focus on girls’ intersectional identities and include invisible, erased, and underserved populations such as immigrant girls, girls of color, girls who identify as lesbian, transgender and queer/questioning, and girls with cognitive and physical impairments. The report ends with a Best Practices chapter and a Positive Model for Developing Physically Active Girls to guide thought, program development, interventions and research.
To read and download the full report, Executive Summary or the Positive Model click here.
If you read this blog, you know I am passionate about advocating for and increasing the number of women sport coaches.
Here are two recent pieces I’ve written about various aspects about women sport coaches.
Women Want to Coach in Contexts.
Leadership should not be defined by gender on the sidelines in the Sports Business Journal.
One Sport Voice will return next week after a little holiday break. Look for the best and worst of women’s sport in 2010.
Voting is a privilege, not an option. Get out and vote! No excuses.
Giving a great presentation is both an art and a science. There are many great books out on this subject but the best books in my opinion are by Garr Reynolds (Presentation Zen) and Nancy Duarte (slide:ology), both of whom have new books coming out soon.
One concept I like is The Single Slide Presentation. It is simple, conveys a lot of information, focuses attention on you and your message as the expert, and doesn’t inundate the audience with “death by powerpoint”. For more on The Single Slide method click here and here.
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