In an extensive and frank exploration, leaders in women's coaching discuss the values women bring to the coaching profession, their quest for equal access, ways career aspirations and motherhood are juggled, how to negotiate contracts, and encounters with homophobia, harassment, and bullying. They also identify the challenges to progress and highlight the essential changes that need to be made. This volume will be of interest to sports organizations, leaders, and educators; athletes and parents; researchers in sports and gender studies; and politicians and policy makers. Women in leadership roles in business, public service, education, and their communities will find the wisdom contained in Taking the Lead readily transferable to their respective arenas.
Sheila Robertson has been an award-winning writer and editor with Canada's sport community for over thirty years. She was the founding editor of three sports magazines, has worked in Team Canada communications at three Olympic Games, and been a delegate at international sports conferences. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Sheila Robertson lives in Manotick, Ontario.