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Women In Leadership Within Professional Sport In Canada, Amanda B. Cosentino Jun 2017

Women In Leadership Within Professional Sport In Canada, Amanda B. Cosentino

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Many women enter graduate and undergraduate sport management degree programs to prepare for leadership positions in sport (Brassie, 1989). However, in professional sport in North America, the proportion of women advancing to senior roles is comparatively small. Previous research (Berry & Franks, 2010; Dreher, 2003; Lough & Grappendorf, 2007; Sartore & Cunningham, 2007) and a review of the company directories all confirm that a relatively small proportion of women hold senior leadership roles at either the league or team levels. In fact many teams do not have a single woman in a senior leadership role in spite of the fact that our top universities have been producing graduates in the area for decades. A number of researchers (Burton, 2015; Hardin, 2004; Hums & Grappendorf, 2007; Inglis, Danylchuk & Pastore, 2000; Masteralexis, Barr & Hums, 2011; Moore, Parkhouse & Konrad, 2010; Shaw & Frisby, 2006) have investigated the experience of female leaders in sport, but to date, researchers have not focused on the experiences of women holding senior leadership roles within professional sport in Canada.

The researcher conducted a descriptive research study designed to explore and describe the career experiences of women holding senior leadership positions in professional sport in Canada. Data were gathered through a qualitative data collection process designed to uncover the experiences of women holding these roles. In addition, the researcher sought to secure expert opinion on future activities, policies and practices that may help alleviate the underrepresentation in the future. All of the women (N=7) holding these senior leadership roles were invited to participate in the study. Each woman was interviewed and asked pre-tested, semi-structured and open-ended questions designed to uncover their leadership development, career experiences, and advancement strategies. A pilot study was conducted in advance of the research study to pre-test all of the research procedures and research instruments. The findings of this research were compared to the growing literature bases in both the leadership development and women in leadership areas.[G1] [G2]

The results of this study confirm that although there have been many advances for women in sport leadership, there are still limitations for those seeking to advance to senior leadership levels. Each participant experienced obstacles and varying degrees of discrimination throughout their career. However they persevered to advance their professional careers. Most of all, the results of this study confirmed the perception that a “leaky pipeline” exists in professional sport as it does in other industries (Hancock & Hums, 2016). These women believe that some of their female colleagues prematurely defect from their careers in sport, and as a result women are not proportionately represented in senior leadership candidate pools. According to these women, others may not secure diverse enough experiences and/or don’t develop professional networks and advocates. The study participants unanimously believe that change is necessary, and consequently, they offer a helpful suggestion based on their experience. These women also believe that modified human resource procedures might keep women in the candidate pools and help women better prepare for senior-level leadership positions in sport.

The findings of this research study will help sport management academicians; sport policy makers and sports leaders better understand and address the situation. A number of empirically-based recommendations to facilitate improved leadership development and placement of women in senior leadership roles in professional sport in Canada is also proposed.


Representations Of Youth Crime In Canada: A Feminist Criminological Analysis Of Statistical Trends, National Canadian Newspapers, And Moral Panics, Jennifer Silcox Jun 2016

Representations Of Youth Crime In Canada: A Feminist Criminological Analysis Of Statistical Trends, National Canadian Newspapers, And Moral Panics, Jennifer Silcox

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This research explores different representations of youth crime in Canada from a feminist criminological and social constructionist perspective. Using a mixed-methods approach that draws upon historical scholarly works, official governmental crime and court statistics, and national Canadian newspapers, I investigate statistical and media representations of youth crime in Canada.

Official crime and court statistics were analyzed to identify trends in youth crime and how they vary by gender and legislative changes. I provide an historical overview of changing definitions of youth, crime and delinquency, and consider how these combined with changing norms regarding morality to shape youth crime legislation in ...


“Once You Arrive, Se Te Sala Todo” (Everything Is Salted): Latina Migrants’ Search For “Dignity And A Right To Life” In Canada, Rupaleem Bhuyan, Bethany Osborne, Janet Flor Juanico Cruz Jan 2016

“Once You Arrive, Se Te Sala Todo” (Everything Is Salted): Latina Migrants’ Search For “Dignity And A Right To Life” In Canada, Rupaleem Bhuyan, Bethany Osborne, Janet Flor Juanico Cruz

Publications and Scholarship

This study explores how Latina women fleeing gender-related violence seek protection for themselves and their children under Canada's humanitarian laws. Rising emphasis on border control contributes to a growing number of forced migrants whose transnational movement is constructed as “illegal.” Migrants who fall outside legal migration channels are exposed to precarious conditions that can lead to further violence. Through interpretive analysis of in-depth interviews with women from Mexico and Central America, we explore how immigration policies produce gendered forms of “illegality.” We also highlight how women's migration in search for rights and protection represents a form of substantive ...


Measuring The Effects Of Feminist Legal Research: Looking Critically At "Failure" And "Success", Lisa Philipps Oct 2015

Measuring The Effects Of Feminist Legal Research: Looking Critically At "Failure" And "Success", Lisa Philipps

Lisa Philipps

No abstract provided.


Choices And Commitments For Women: Challenging The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Context Of Social Assitance, Mary Jane Mossman Oct 2015

Choices And Commitments For Women: Challenging The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Context Of Social Assitance, Mary Jane Mossman

Mary Jane Mossman

No abstract provided.


Feminism, Consequences, Accountability, Sonia Lawrence Oct 2015

Feminism, Consequences, Accountability, Sonia Lawrence

Sonia Lawrence

No abstract provided.


Skills Women Bring To The Position Of Chief Of Police, Jo-Ann Helen Savoie Jan 2015

Skills Women Bring To The Position Of Chief Of Police, Jo-Ann Helen Savoie

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Organizational leaders are unaware of the gender-specific leadership skillsets women possess to increase organizational effectiveness and how to address potential barriers for assuring these skillsets are recognized as effective. Of the estimated 69,000 police officers serving in Canada, approximately 14,000 are women. Of those 14,000, only 10% hold a senior rank, and less than 3% hold the position of Chief of Police. Technology speed, globalized crime, and shrinking budgets have created a need for a new style of leader in policing, and increasing the representation of women may address this need. This multiple case study used the ...


Unprotected, Unrecognized: Canadian Immigration Policy And Violence Against Women, 2008-2013, Rupaleem Bhuyan, Bethany Osborne, Sajedeh Zahraei, Sarah Tarshis Oct 2014

Unprotected, Unrecognized: Canadian Immigration Policy And Violence Against Women, 2008-2013, Rupaleem Bhuyan, Bethany Osborne, Sajedeh Zahraei, Sarah Tarshis

Publications and Scholarship

The Migrant Mothers Project (MMP) was launched in 2011, as a collaborative research project led by Rupaleem Bhuyan at the University of Toronto in partnership with a network of community stakeholders, legal clinics, community health centres, and grassroots women. The MMP examines how immigration policies contribute to the production of violence against women and creates barriers for women seeking safety and support.

In 2013, The Migrant Mothers Project conducted research to understand how immigration and refugee policies impact the safety of immigrants who have a precarious status. Since 2008, the Canadian government has introduced an unprecedented number of legislative and ...


Female Canadian Murderers: The Public Trials Of Karla Homolka And Terry-Lynn Mcclintic Through Documentary Representation, Emma Smith Jan 2014

Female Canadian Murderers: The Public Trials Of Karla Homolka And Terry-Lynn Mcclintic Through Documentary Representation, Emma Smith

Cultural Analysis and Social Theory Major Research Papers

This paper critically examines the production of violent female offenders by analyzing their visual representations in two Canadian television investigative documentaries created fifteen years apart. Karla Homolka (offending in 1990-1992) and Terri-Lynne McClintic (transgressing in 2009) were both responsible for committing horrific and unpardonable crimes resulting in significant media coverage throughout Canada.

Despite some similarities and consistencies in both documentaries, anomalies and disparities in coverage serve as the center of my analysis. Against features of both substance and style, a comparative analysis of the documentaries with features closely associated with the production of reality television, I contend that both documentaries ...


Lg Ms 11 Northern Lambda Nord Archives Finding Aid, Michelle E. Smith, Kristin Morris Jul 2010

Lg Ms 11 Northern Lambda Nord Archives Finding Aid, Michelle E. Smith, Kristin Morris

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One of the earliest gay and lesbian groups in the state, NLN began in 1979 as a support network for the rural LGBT community, located in Aroostook County, with members in Maine and New Brunswick. By the mid-1980s, NLN had added an outreach component, working to educate the local community on LGBT identity and acceptance and health and HIV/AIDS issues. They also started a Gay-Lesbian Phoneline which grew into the Maine HIV/AIDS Hotline. The group disbanded in 2000, but re-formed in 2006. The Archives contains an extensive collection of organizational records, promotional materials, photo albums and artifacts ...


Factors Behind Hiv Testing Practices Among Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Living Off-Reserve, Treena Orchard, C. Mcinnes, K. Fernandes, M. Clement, M. Gilbert, V. Lima, J. Montaner, R. Hogg Dec 2009

Factors Behind Hiv Testing Practices Among Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Living Off-Reserve, Treena Orchard, C. Mcinnes, K. Fernandes, M. Clement, M. Gilbert, V. Lima, J. Montaner, R. Hogg

Dr. Treena Orchard

The objective of this study was to examine factors associated with HIV testing among Aboriginal peoples in Canada who live off-reserve. Data were drawn for individuals aged 15–44 from the Aboriginal Peoples Survey (2001), which represents a weighed sample of 520,493 Aboriginal men and women living off-reserve. Bivariable analysis and logistic regression were used to identify factors associated with individuals who had received an HIV test within the past year. In adjusted multivariable analysis, female gender, younger age, unemployment, contact with a family doctor or traditional healer within the past year, and “good” or “fair/poor” self-rated health ...


Choices And Commitments For Women: Challenging The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Context Of Social Assitance, Mary Jane Mossman Oct 2004

Choices And Commitments For Women: Challenging The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Context Of Social Assitance, Mary Jane Mossman

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Measuring The Effects Of Feminist Legal Research: Looking Critically At "Failure" And "Success", Lisa Philipps Oct 2004

Measuring The Effects Of Feminist Legal Research: Looking Critically At "Failure" And "Success", Lisa Philipps

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Feminism, Consequences, Accountability, Sonia Lawrence Oct 2004

Feminism, Consequences, Accountability, Sonia Lawrence

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Feminism, Law, And Public Policy: Family Feuds And Taxing Times, Susan B. Boyd, Claire F. L. Young Oct 2004

Feminism, Law, And Public Policy: Family Feuds And Taxing Times, Susan B. Boyd, Claire F. L. Young

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

This article offers a retrospective analysis of feminist research on tax and family law and developments in these fields since the early 1980s. We identify the sometimes contradictory trends-both in legislation and in case law-that raise questions about the influence that feminist research has had on these areas of law. We then flag some ongoing challenges confronting feminists engaged in law reform efforts. Some common themes will emerge, but notable differences are also evident in the ways that feminist thought has played out in tax and family law.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.20, No.1 (February 1999), Northern Lambda Nord, Duska Day, Dick Harrison Feb 1999

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.20, No.1 (February 1999), Northern Lambda Nord, Duska Day, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.19, No.5 (October/November 1998), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison Oct 1998

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.19, No.5 (October/November 1998), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.19, No.4 (August 1998), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison Aug 1998

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.19, No.4 (August 1998), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.19, No.3 (May/June 1998), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison May 1998

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.19, No.3 (May/June 1998), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.19, No.2 (March/April 1998), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison Mar 1998

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.19, No.2 (March/April 1998), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.19, No.1 (January/February 1998), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison Jan 1998

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.19, No.1 (January/February 1998), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.18, No.6 (December 1997), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison Dec 1997

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.18, No.6 (December 1997), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.18, No.5 (October/November 1997), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison Oct 1997

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.18, No.5 (October/November 1997), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.18, [No.4] (July/August 1997), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison Jul 1997

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.18, [No.4] (July/August 1997), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.18, No.3 (May/June 1997), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison May 1997

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.18, No.3 (May/June 1997), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.18, No.2 (April 1997), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison Apr 1997

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.18, No.2 (April 1997), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.18, No.1 (January/February 1997), Northern Lambda Nord, Donald Weatherford, Dick Harrison Jan 1997

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.18, No.1 (January/February 1997), Northern Lambda Nord, Donald Weatherford, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.17, No.6 (November/December 1996), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison Nov 1996

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.17, No.6 (November/December 1996), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.17, No.5 (September/October 1996), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison Sep 1996

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.17, No.5 (September/October 1996), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.


Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.17, No.3 (May/June 1996), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison May 1996

Northern Lambda Nord Communique, Vol.17, No.3 (May/June 1996), Northern Lambda Nord, Dick Harrison

Northern Lambda Nord Communique

No abstract provided.