Meet the 2023 Disruptor Award Winners
We are thrilled to announce this year’s winners of the Nathalie Cook Canadian Women & Sport Disruptor Award presented by TSN/RDS. This award celebrates Canadian leaders who are courageous gender equity champions in their sports careers, and taking bold action for the greater good of the sports community.
A big congratulations to our three winners this year:
- Leah MacNab, SVP at NBA Canada
- Jayna Hefford, Professional Women’s Hockey League – SVP, Hockey Operations
- Diana Matheson, Co-Founder and CEO of Project 8
“These women illustrate what is possible when we come together, united under the common goal of accelerating professional women’s sport in Canada. Their courage, dedication and ingenuity is propelling professional women’s sport forward and changing our sport system for the better.”Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, CEO of Canadian Women & Sport
“Professional women’s sport isn’t a moment – it’s a movement. These three women have been pivotal in disrupting the status quo and driving professional women’s sport forward in Canada. I am proud to honour and celebrate Diana, Jayna, and Leah with this award. Not only are they advancing professional women’s sport, they are making history.”Nathalie Cook, Chair, Commercial Women’s Sports Advisory Group
Join us on October 25th for the 5 to Watch Canada’s Sports Business Awards in Toronto, where we will celebrate the winners of the Nathalie Cook Canadian Women & Sport Disruptor Award presented by TSN/RDS, and honour other bold leaders in the Canadian sport industry.