In our endeavour to foster lasting involvement in sports, we host national and local events and programs in collaboration with community partners and like-minded individuals. Fast and Female provides opportunities for powerful connection with REAL (Relatable, Empowered, Active Leaders) Role Models from within the girls’ communities.
Fast and Female has changed my daughter’s life. The events let her connect with other girls, set goals, and take on challenges.
– Whitney Smithers, mom of Tinisha
Empowering Girls Through Sport
By age 14, girls drop out of sport at twice the rate of boys the same age (Women’s Sport Foundation, 2008). Fast and Female exists to change this statistic. The villain in this story is the restricted potential of girls. The heroes are the girls themselves as they learn from role models about the power of sport participation to make them more resilient and confident women.
Fast and Female’s mission is to keep girls healthy and active in sports because it sets them up to succeed and lead in life beyond sports. We are driven to fulfill our mission because aside from the obvious benefits of physical health and wellness, we know that sports help young women develop the confidence, leadership and teamwork skills that are essential for success in later life.
Fast and Female hosts non-competitive, fun-filled event types throughout Canada and the United States that introduce self-identified girls aged 8-14 to inspiring athlete role models. The experience is designed so that girls emerge empowered to lay their claim to the powerful leadership and life skills that sport participation provides.
All of our events are made possible by local funding partners or national sponsors who commit to a series.
We Need Your Support
As a registered charity, we are proud of what we have accomplished and we want to continue our work empowering girls through sport! Big or small, your donation will enable us to continue hosting empowering events for girls, setting them up to lead and succeed in life.
Approximately 76% of all money raised is used to create and deliver events that achieve our mission.
Our REAL Role Models
Fast and Female events present the chance for girls to interact with and be inspired by our role models. These women are Relatable, Empowered, Athlete Leaders. Ranging from professional athletes, psychologists, Paralympians and Olympians, coaches, to undergraduate students; our role models are one of the reasons this organization continues to thrive and expand.
Today’s participants are tomorrow’s REAL Role Models!
We have paused applications for our REAL Role Model program for the time being. The reason for this is with our rapid growth, we are taking the time to reevaluate our current program. To further our mandate that ‘you can’t be what you can’t see‘ we need to first understand the current demographics of our REAL Role Model network and we are doing this through surveying our current role models.
Research by Ernst & Young and espnW found that 94 percent of women who hold C-suite level positions are former athletes. There is an irrefutable correlation between athletics and leadership!