Empowering girls aged 8 to 18 is at the heart of our mission. Through our evidence-based curriculum designed by industry leaders, we foster confidence and leadership skills during our events and programs. Our curriculum is crafted to provide girl-centred opportunities, allowing our participants to connect with passionate REAL (Relatable, Empowered, Active Leaders) Role Models.
“Thank you Fast and Female for helping me realize that everyone has a voice, but how you use it is the real thing that matters!”
– 2022 Program Participant
EMPOWERING GIRLS THROUGH SPORT
By age 14, girls drop out of sports 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 sports participation to make them more resilient and confident women.
Fast and Female’s mission is to empower self-identified girls through sport and physical activity because it sets them up to succeed and lead in life. 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.
OUR EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Fast and Female hosts non-competitive, fun-filled events and programs throughout Canada that introduce self-identified girls aged 8-18 to inspiring active 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, Active 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 and Young (2018) revealed that 94% of women in C-suite positions, the highest leadership positions within a company, were former athletes. It proves the importance of sports in developing leadership skills!