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Women in Triathlon Business Networking Webinar

Triathlon Victoria is delighted to announce its first Women in Triathlon Business Networking Webinar.

This free virtual event will provide the opportunity for the triathlon community to learn about our Women in Triathlon Network, the leadership journey of women involved in our sport and understand more about what you can do to support future leaders. It will also be a time to share the inspiration and aspiration of triathlon with others.

A panel of speakers will be present, and we encourage attendees to submit their questions when registering.

Date:  Thursday, September 24, 2020.
Time:  12:30  pm (AEST)


Speaker panel includes:

Dr. Caitlin Honey

General Manager, Community Engagement at Athletics Victoria

Caitlin has a passion for equality and equity which led her to complete a PhD in Sport Sociology. Focusing on children’s sport and play, Caitlin’s research allowed her to work in the gender and sport space, which included the development of the Triathlon Victoria’s Gender Equity Report and Subsequent Action Plan for equality. Caitlin has previously worked with Cricket Victoria across their social cricket program before taking on the role of General Manager, Community Engagement at Athletics Victoria.

Mardi Cuthbert

Head of Facilities and Infrastructure at City of Casey.

Mardi is a qualified civil engineer and oversees a large team that is responsible for all civil infrastructure and facility maintenance in the City of Casey. Having worked across local government and YMCA Victoria, Mardi has a strong understanding of the local government industry and community facilities landscape.

Mardi’s interest in triathlon was sparked in 2015 with the Hawthorn Triathlon Club Try a Tri Program. She has since gone on to complete two IRONMAN 70.3 events and has represented Australia at the 2019 ITU World Championships in Switzerland. A qualified coach and personal trainer, Mardi is passionate about triathlon as a vehicle for not only health and fitness but a sense of community, camaraderie and achievement.

Dr. Kirsty Forsdike

Researcher in Women’s Safety in Sport and Lecturer in Management

Kirsty took up triathlon in 2012 and has completed several IRONMAN, Half IRONMAN and various other distances over the years. She thoroughly loves the community that is triathlon and the exceptional support amongst women who participate. She is also a member of the Western Suburbs Triathlon Club.

Kirsty is passionate about women’s sport, wellbeing and safety and has spent the last twelve years working and publishing as a researcher specialising in violence against women. Kirsty’s PhD explored women’s experiences of sport participation and mental health and wellbeing with a focus on social connections. More recently, Kirsty has been working to understand violence against women within a sport setting.

Triathlon Victoria is committed to developing rewarding opportunities to support the growth of women and girls in our sport, and we’re proud to be steering the Victorian Government’s Change Our Game initiative for multisport and provide more opportunities to women and girls to progress in our sport at all levels. To learn more about what we’re doing in this space, please visit our Women in Triathlon page.

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