Understanding women’s path in sport

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Speakers from all walks of life will discuss their personal experiences and journeys in the world of sports. By Pamphinette Buisa [membre de l’équipe nationale de rugby] To Nadia Doucouré, each panelist will have the opportunity to share their vision of the place of women in sport.

“We want to know where we come from and be a role model for future generations about our place in sport. What is our role when we are the only women in a group of men or in a mostly male sport? “I want to show more of what we bring and our different vision,” said Doucouré, the Carleton Ravens’ first women’s coach in football.

Nadia Doucouré, hands on hips, soccer ball at her feet.

Nadia Doucouré has been with the Carleton Ravens since last year.

Photo: courtesy of Denis Marinier

Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) Sports Events Coordinator Claudia Landry will also present her perspective on the place of women in sports. She’s also eager to hear about her colleagues’ position.

There are sportswomen, women in the industry, heads of institutions. I want to see your journeys and perspectivessays.

Claudia Landry is just starting her sports career at OSEG where she organizes events at TD Place. For her, the symposium will be a voice for women to get to know each other better and help each other in a male-dominated world.

Two women take a selfie in front of the football field.

OSEG Event Coordinator Claudia Landry (right) with fellow Service Manager Julia Weagle at the TD Place estate in Ottawa.

Photo courtesy of Claudia Landry

I recently finished my education. Jumping into your career in the world of sports, which is a male-dominated industry, is scary. We want to know where to go, how to get there, and how to take the right path. Discussing this with the students, having this discussion and being represented as a woman in the world of sports helps us a lot to see where they can go in the years to come.says the young woman.

We need to let young people reflect on themselves. To see if it’s possible to hold such positions with people who look like them. Whether male or female, we have one thing in common that we are human beings with all the qualities and flaws we have.He analyzes Nadia Doucouré for her role.

Much has been accomplished in recent years

While there is still a lot of work to be done, stakeholders agree that women’s place in the world of sports has made great strides in recent times. Women have taken their place in the largest professional organizations.

Recently, Quebecer Émilie Castonguay took a key position with the Vancouver Canucks. The examples are numerous and inspiring.

It’s positive because in the last few years we’ve seen strong women reaching high levels in the industry. Good to see, it gives us hope of seeing themselves in their place.Claudia Landry, who dreams of continuing her progress in the world of sports, continues.

A woman is preparing to kick a soccer ball.

Sarah Fuller during a game between the Vanderbilt University Commodores and the Missouri Tigers. She became the first woman to play at a school in the prestigious Power 5, featuring the world’s top five divisions. NCAA football

Photograph: Getty Images/Lecture note

Yes, we are capable, we are expected! We have the talent and skills to get where we want to go. We can do what men do and show that we are good and have a place at this level. »

a quote Claudia Landry, OSEG

The truth is, some mid-range actresses like Nadia Doucouré dream of a change of discourse. The trainer is now waiting for the day when we will talk about the person, not the first woman to reach a position.

We have to consider the person and see that he is the best. For example, we have a doctor at the symposium. He is a doctor. We should no longer have this side where we add commas and feminine. I want him to go. We want to be the best, an athlete. We reach positions because we have passion and we learned a lotinsists Doucouré.

A young rugby player taking the field.

Rugby is a growing sport in Canada, especially among young women.

Photograph: Larry Peyton Photography

Changes are quiet, not fast. Discussions like today’s are helpful. We can slowly go wherever we want. It won’t happen overnight, but we have the strength, let’s just say we’ll be back soon.Adds Claudia Landry.

Participants of the symposium will also have the opportunity to meet with sports doctors, wheelchair basketball players and biomechanics trainers. A diverse panel for a promising, equally diverse topic.