Jul 27th July @ 7:00 PM
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Meeting ID: 835 9447 2972

Professor Thorpe (University of Waikato) will host a conversation about pathways to ‘success’ for women in the snow sports industry.

What are some of the common challenges experienced by women seeking to carve out a successful and sustainable career in the industry? What are some useful strategies for creating greater equity and opportunities for women in the industry? What legacy do you want to leave for the next generation of women pursuing careers in the snow sports industry as instructors, coaches, managers and leaders?

Bring all of your questions along, and prepare for a stimulating discussion about the gendered barriers, opportunities and strategies for women carving their own paths in the snow sports industry.

Professor Holly Thorpe was a snowboard athlete and instructor before turning to academia. She is the author of Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice (2011), Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport Cultures (2014), and co-editor of Women in Action Sport Cultures (2017) and The Professionalisation of Action Sports (2022).

She has worked with many international and national sports organisations (i.e., International Olympic Committee, Sport New Zealand, High Performance Sport New Zealand) and non-profit organisations (Skateistan) to help build towards more inclusive and equitable sporting environments, particularly for women and girls. Holly continues to enjoy snowboarding, but (sadly admits) can no longer rock the park like she would like to.