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Fast and Female proudly presents our 2024 International Women’s Day online campaign: Play Today, Lead Tomorrow! As part of the campaign, we are honoured to highlight 20 inspiring women in sports for the month of March. Each week, we will be highlighting 5 inspirational women. Follow us all month long as we showcase the incredible achievements of these women athletes.

Scroll down to read more about our March 25-29 REAL Role Models.

Kandi Wyatt (She/Her) – Calgary, Alberta

Professional Boxer

Kandi Wyatt is is a professional boxer that values the  representation of women in sports. She is a big believer in the saying “You Can’t Be What You Can’t See.” Seeing older or adult athletes that look like you, doing great things, being champions, playing at elite levels of sports, coaching, reporting on sports, broadcasting, commentating on sports, investing in sports etc… can help the younger generation see that a lifelong involvement in sport can lead to so many different opportunities. 




Ivy Richardson (She/Her) – Nuxalk and Gusgimukw currently living in Snuneymuxw territory

Past competitive boxer, current boxing coach

Being both and athlete and a coach is an empowering experience for Ivy Richardson. She believes that as a women in sport, this experience was crucial because it provides tangible examples of what is possible. It empowering to see yourself represented in sport spaces. For Ivy, being able to see herself represented in both spaces of sports, as a player and as a leader, is a powerful and inspiring experience. It not only validates her own capabilities and potential but also serves as a source of motivation for other women and girls who aspire to excel in sports. Through her actions, Ivy is breaking down barriers and stereotypes, showing that women can succeed both on the field and on the sidelines.


Marissa Robs (She/Her) – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Live in Toronto

Host a variety of sports events/shows including the daily digital version of Sport Centre for TSN

Marissa Robs’ involvement in the commercial aspect of sports and entertainment has given her a unique perspective on the importance of women’s roles in the sports industry. Through her experiences, she has come to understand the value of women supporting and uplifting each other in a male-dominated field. Marissa firmly believes that fostering a culture of support and collaboration among women in the industry not only benefits individuals but also contributes to the overall success and growth of the industry as a whole. Marissa emphasizes that the more women actively support and advocate for each other, the stronger and more vibrant the sports industry becomes for everyone involved. By amplifying the voices and contributions of women, the industry can benefit from diverse perspectives, innovative ideas, and a more inclusive culture. 


Sophia Dhrolia (she/her/they/them)

Recreational hockey player

Sophia Dhrolia’s belief in the significance of women’s representation in sports stems from her understanding of the profound impact that visibility and diversity can have on individuals, especially young girls and women. She recognizes that when individuals see reflections of themselves and others like them in the world of sports, it can be incredibly empowering and inspiring. Witnessing women athletes excel and thrive in various sports disciplines can serve as a source of motivation and encouragement for others to pursue their own athletic dreams and aspirations.



Meg Ohsada (She/Her) – Born in Toronto to Japanese-Canadian parents.

Special Olympics figure skater and rhythmic gymnast

Meg Ohsada is a talented athlete who excels in both figure skating and rhythmic gymnastics within the Special Olympics community. As the reigning Level 3 figure skating provincial champion, she proudly holds a silver medal from the prestigious 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Korea. Meg stands as a dedicated and accomplished female athlete with a disability, committed to showcasing her skills and abilities to inspire her local community and beyond.




Thank you to all the Role Models for participating in our campaign to serve as motivation for aspiring young female athletes! Learn more about our Play Today, Lead Tomorrow campaign by clicking here

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