Women and Girls


Women and Girls Task force: Announcement coming soon!

This year, the Valley Female Leadership Network in partnership with Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, Sport Nova Scotia and the Province of Nova Scotia will be hosting their annual Shattering the Glass: Females in Sport & Recreation Leadership Conference virtually.

From November 21 to December 12, a series of webinars hosted by influential Nova Scotian female leaders will take place via Zoom. The keynote speaker role will be filled by Dr. Wendy Bedingfield who boasts an impressive career in the Canadian sport world. Bedingfield’s resume includes serving on the boards for the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport, Canadian InterUniversity Sport, and the National Coaching Association of Canada.

This conference is targeted towards recreation staff, officials, board members, athletes, volunteers and parents with the goal of promoting and supporting the development of female leaders. Topics will include leadership awareness, holistic approaches to leadership, and intersectional leadership.

Please see the conference schedule below and register by clicking the hyperlink. All sessions are free to attend.

  • Kickoff Keynote: November 21, 9:30am-11:00am | Wendy Bedingfield – Inspiring Female Leaders
  • Breakout Session 1: November 26, 12:10-1:10pm | Exploring Leadership Grassroots and Beyond
  • Breakout Session 2: December 1, 12:10pm-1:10pm | Holistic Approach to Building Female Leadership
  • Breakout Session 3: December 8, 7:00pm-8:00pm | Growing Community Through Leadership
  • Closing Panel: December 12, 9:30am-11:00am | Moderator: Crystal Watson and our panelists: Krista Devoe, Niara Smith and Kevin Bennett will share their meaningful and inclusive recreation and sport experiences and challenge everyone to strive to create more environments to support leadership opportunities for all females 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/shattering-the-glass-2020-tickets-128132805671 For more information and conference updates, follow Valley Female Leadership Network on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFemaleLeadershipNetwork. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out at any time.
Melissa Sullivan : msullivan@sportnovascotia.ca