Research Participants Needed
Theme: esports & tsports
Date: September 4 & September 5th, 2019
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
(1 hour of your time)
YOU CHOOSE THE LOCATION:
1. The CATALYST:
Second Floor RCC OPEN SPACE 230, Ryerson University
In the Comfort of your own home?
If interested, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
She’s4Sports invites you to its summer event, Own It - September 17, 2019.
What does a former NCAA Division I basketball player, a former television producer and a 3-Star international boxing referee and judge have in common? They’re all fierce women in sport who run their own businesses. Between the intersection of sport and business these trailblazers have built their companies from the ground up, represent diversity in sport and empower women and men to live healthy lifestyles. Come out and hear from our inspiring panel as they walk you through their journey of becoming a bawse in life and business.
What: Own It
When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
*Panel discussion at 7 p.m.
Where: Ryerson Communication Centre, The Catalyst at FCAD, 80 Gould Street, Room 230
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2K3
Jennifer Huggins, CEO, Founder Kingsway Boxing Club
Esther Wallace, CEO and Founder, The Playa Society
Caleigh Rykiss, Founder, CEO, BOLO Inc.
Caroline Wiley, SeeWhatSheCanDo
Ainka Jess, Shes4Sports
A galvanization of global leaders in the sport industry, to engage in meaningful discussion about inequities for women in sports with a specific and focused call to action for improvements and ultimately action for systemic change and women empowerment.
THE FOUR (4) STRATEGIC CATEGORIES WHICH REQUIRE SYSTEMIC CHANGE FOR
WOMEN IN SPORT OF FOCUS:
1. Access & Participation: Growth of the Game/ Sport - From Grassroots to Professional.
2. Broadcast Programming: Media’s Role - Portrayal, Stereotypes and Representation.
3. Exposure: Broadcast and Overall Marketer’s Role - Marketing to Fans.
4. Commercialization: Funding, Under-representation, Opportunities, Decision Making, Earning Power and Governance.
“Diversity initiatives that receive strong, reliable support from top management continually out-perform
efforts that lack such support (Gilbert and Ivancevich 2000). In providing support for gender diversity, top
managers model the attitudes and behaviors needed to ensure the initiative’s success[i]”.
[i] Creating and Sustaining Gender Diversity in Sport Organizations by George B. Cunningham, Published online: 18 October 2007 # Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007, p.141.