Women in sports live panel: Educate, celebrate, inspire

Join us on Friday beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET to watch CBC Sports' live panel Women in Sports: Educate, Celebrate, Inspire.

The panel is marking 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 is 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. You can join the conversation and have your voice included by submitting your questions through Facebook and Twitter. 

WATCH | For Her: A celebration of Canadian female sports heroes

"For Her" celebrates, honours and pays tribute to Canadian women, and their participation and accomplishments in sports. It begins with a reflective, heartfelt collection of words spoken by various influential female athletes, who outline the ups and downs, the joys and hardships, the struggles, obstacles and euphoria that organized sports and physical activity can bring. Then "My Song" by Alessia Cara brings it home in a powerful "through-the-generations" musical montage to pay homage. This is a love letter. An offering. An expression of gratitude. For everything. This is "For Her"… 7:19

Post your question to @cbcsports and use the hashtag #WomenInSportsCBC


We also want to know: Who is your first female sports hero?

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

WATCH | Kaillie Humphries on breaking barriers in her sport:

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. 1:19

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