January Newsletter: What is your ‘why’?

Canadian Women & Sport’s January 2021 Newsletter

New Year’s celebrations come with a laundry list of resolutions and to-dos. All those hefty expectations can be overwhelming. In Stacey Abrams’ 2018 Ted Talk, she encouraged us to ask ourselves three questions about everything we do: what do I want? Why do I want it? And how do I get it?

The why is the part that we want to focus on in a time of new beginnings. Because as Abrams said, “when it gets hard, when it gets tough…if you don’t know why, you can’t try again.” So why do you care about equity in sport?

We’re here because we know girls and women deserve better than a sport system that doesn’t work for them. And if you’re a champion for gender equity, chances are you agree. We want to make sure you have what you need to create change.  

In 2021, you can expect we will:

Whew, that’s a long and exciting list. We’re not ready to act on all of those just yet, but in the meantime, here’s what you can do to stay involved:

  • Submit your interest to join our Board of Directors before February 1.
  • Join our webinar on February 10 to hear from sport leaders who took part in our Gender Equity Playbook Program.