We Are Sport: Diversity & Leadership

Canadian Women & Sport and She’s4Sports are teaming up to highlight the experiences and voices of BIPOC leaders in the sport sector.

Join Canadian Women & Sport and She’s4Sports for a conversation about how movements for equity in sport are changing what visionary leadership looks like.

Our panel of experts will share their thoughts and expertise on:

  • Representation of BIPOC people in sport at the executive level;
  • The importance of mentorship and building a pipeline of BIPOC leaders in sport;
  • Diversity policies and how they can support recruitment activities;
  • How sport organizations can build inclusive environments.

Our panelists are:

  • Kim Davis, Executive VP, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives, & Legislative Affairs, NHL
  • Shireen Ahmed, Writer, Sports Activist
  • Renee Hess, Founder, Black Girl Hockey Club

This will be a Zoom webinar and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions using the chat box. Participants will not be expected to be on video. Please ensure you are logged into the Eventbrite account you used to register in order to access the webinar.

About The Series

Canadian Women & Sport and She’s4Sports are collaborating again on a new series, We Are Sport: Conversations with leaders from the BIPOC sport community. The initiative from Ainka Jess, founder of She’s4Sports, will address race, inclusion, LGBTQI2S+ advocacy, leadership, and mental health, highlighting the perspectives of sport leaders who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of colour.

The We Are Sport series features interviews and panel discussions hosted on Wednesdays (July to September) on Instagram Live and Zoom. Learn more about the series here.

We are grateful for the support of Sport Canada in funding this project.

About She’s4Sports

She’s4Sports is a Toronto-based organization that mobilizes women through digital platforms and events to have a larger voice in sports. The network represents a community of over 4,500 passionate women and men who celebrate the contributions of women in sports and address issues including gender diversity, equity and inclusion in sport.