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Our National CEO to speak at Change Our Game – International Women’s Day event

February 23, 2022 The Y in Australia

Our National CEO, Tal Karp, will be speaking at the upcoming Change our Game ‘Break the Bias’ online event, to be held on International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8 March 2022.

It will be a day to celebrate the achievements of women and bring focus to the big issues and roadblocks towards parity.
Register here and details here.

In December 2015, the Victorian Government released a report from the independent Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation. The report shed light on gender inequality in Victorian sports and recreation. The report outlined a way forward, helping change and improve sport and recreation for all involved

The report involved consultations and workshops throughout the state with representatives from all levels of sport and recreation, from coaches to administrators, to assess the current state of female representation in the sport sector, especially in leadership roles.

The overwhelming finding is that women are under-represented in leadership roles in a sports sector that is still predominantly male-centric and dominated. The report also highlights a growing movement of women and girls keen to showcase their talent and desire to contribute to the sport and active recreation sector, but the opportunities to participate and lead are either elusive or not readily evident.

The Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation outlined nine recommendations to increase leadership and participation by women and girls.

  1. Drive commitment through an Ambassadors of Change program
  2. Engage and empower by connecting Ambassadors to women and girls
  3. Mandate gender balance and good governance principles
  4. Reform recruitment practices and processes for leadership positions
  5. Enhance participation choice and improve how opportunities are marketed
  6. Deliver female-friendly built environments and equitable facility usage policies
  7. Build an enabling environment through education and training
  8. Showcase the pathways and opportunities through role models
  9. Increase the profile of women in sports media.

See more about the Change Our Game initiative here.


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