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#LevelTheField: Elevate Sport through Gender Inclusion

Gender diversity is a source of innovation and opportunity for impact.

Join us on March 8th for an inclusive conversation on how you can take more effective action and leverage the benefits of gender diversity in sport, all while celebrating International Women's Day!




The afternoon will kick off with a panel discussion that speaks to the complexity, lessons learned, and benefits of creating gender diverse leadership from the perspective of a Corporate CEO, International FIFA Referee, Youth Advocate, and Sport Leader.

Panel Speakers: 


Michelle Pye Headshot

MIchelle is a FIFA referee that received her international badge in 2007 and is 1 of only 7 international soccer referees in Canada. She was named a FIFA instructor in 2017.


Ahsley WIles Headshot

Ashley is the founder of Sole Girls, an engaging program that builds confidence in young girls and connects them with mentors through physical activity.


Launi Skinner

Launi was named one of “Four Women to Watch” in Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women feature and has 25+ years of experience managing large complex businesses in Canada and the U.S.



The interactive Female Coach Mentorship Model will provide expert tools and step by step tips on how to create effective mentorship relationships that will help female leaders achieve their goals.

Attendees will get a FREE electronic workbook that includes all of the information taught in the workshop.

 Workshop Facilitators:


Allison McNeill Headshot

Allison has had the privilege to coach female athletes for over 30 years. She successsfully served as Head Coach to the Canadian Women’s National basketball team from 2001 to 2012.


Allison Sandmeyer-Graves

Allison leads CAAWS and carries a deep passion for social innovation that advances equity and opportunity, as showcased through her diverse experience as a non-profit leader. 


This event will be held at the Hycroft Manor in Vancouver. The adddress is 1489 McRae Ave., Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1

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