Women in sports live panel: Educate, celebrate, inspire

CBC Sports is marking International Women's Day by creating national conversations around issues faced by girls and women in sports.

Watch CBC Sports' International Women's Day panel discussion

CBC Sports Panel: Women in Sports

5 years ago
Duration 1:01:35
On International Women's Day, CBC Sports' Andi Petrillo leads an insightful panel of some of the most influential women in Canadian sports, discussing the current state of the industry with a look ahead to the future.

Click on the video player above to watch CBC Sports' panel discussion Women in Sports: Educate, Celebrate, Inspire.

The panel marked International Women's Day by generating a national conversation around issues faced by girls and women in sports from access, to motivation, to coverage, and more.

The event was hosted by 2019 Canadian Screen Award nominee Andi Petrillo, and the panel is comprised of influential and diverse Canadian trailblazers:

  • Tricia Smith, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee
  • Kirsty Duncan, Federal Minister of science and sport
  • Rosie MacLennan, two-time Olympic champion in trampoline
  • Chantal Vallée, head coach and GM of the Hamilton Honey Badgers
  • Tamara Tatham, mentor coach of Raptors 905
  • Brenda Andress, founder and president of SheISformer CWHL Commissioner

The panel will share their stories about women in sports, and involve the audience through a question and answer session. 

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How Kaillie Humphries helped break down the biggest barrier to women in bobsleigh

5 years ago
Duration 1:19
Kaillie Humphries was a vocal advocate for women competing with men in 4-man bobsleigh and sees the moment it finally happened as the "biggest" step forward for women in her sport.

Watch below as some elite athletes share whey they feel the strongest ahead of International Women's Day:

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WATCH | Kaillie Humphries on breaking barriers in her sport: