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About Us

Our Story: What is Fast and Female?

Fast and Female is a registered Canadian charity on a mission to empower girls through sport, physical activity, and education. 

Why Do We Exist?

For the girls! 

In comparison to boys, girls are less likely to get involved and stay involved in sports. By age sixteen 1 out of 3 girls who played sports drop out, versus 1 out of 10 boys the same age (Canadian Women and Sport Rally Report, 2020). The top 3 ways to reverse these trends are: 

  1. engaging with the girls to identify how to create a sense of social belonging, 
  2. prioritizing their mental and physical health, 
  3. and providing relatable role models from within their own communities.

With these calls to action, Fast and Female strives to provide a safe space to explore new sports and physical activities.

How Do We Do Strive to Accomplish This?

Using our evidence-based curriculum, developed by industry leaders, we aim to build the confidence and leadership skills of girls ages 8-18 through our events and programs. We believe in the power of REAL (relatable, empowered, active leaders) Role Models for our participants and aim to create girl-centered, girl-focused opportunities for our participants to connect with incredible women Role Models that are passionate about sport and physical activity. We host events and programs, in person and virtually, 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. 

41% of girls age 3 to 16 don’t participate in any sport.
CAAWS, 2016

Our Mission

Empowering girls through sport, physical activity and education.

Our Vision

A world where girls thrive with limitless opportunities and effortless access to sport and physical activity, free from any barrier.

Our Values








The top three actions Fast and Female believes must be undertaken to ensure girls don’t quit sports and miss out on the benefits they provide include:

Create Social Belonging

The first and most fundamental reason girls participate in sports is for a sense of belonging. Each of us can make a difference in creating a positive and inclusive team culture – girls need social acceptance to stay engaged in sports.

Prioritize Health

Keep our girls healthy – mind, body and spirit – by educating girls, coaches, teams and parents about injury prevention and recovery.

Promote Female Role Models

You can’t be what you can’t see! Identify, elevate, and celebrate female athlete role models and their stories.


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Fast and Female Team


Programs Manager


Programs Coordinator


Programs Coordinator

GABRIELA (Gaby) ESTRADA (she/her)

Executive Director

Meg Ohsada

Inventory Coordinator