Squash BC, along with other leaders in sport and recreation shared “promising practices” when engaging girls and women in sport.
Natasha Doucas (3rd from Rt), President of Squash BC, discussed the positive impacts of the organization’s initiatives on women and young leaders in sport specifically through its success with Women’s Squash Week, the Emerging Female Leader Grant Program as well as the Emerging Female Forum.
Sharing in the panel discussion were peer leaders in Freestyle BC, Tennis BC, BC Adaptive Snowsports, and the Provincial Commissioner for Girl Guides of Canada.
The panelists emphasized the need for champions and leaders to value women’s voices to be heard and “
create a safe space where girls can get to know each other and feel included, ease and comfort will allow them to learn better”.