Voices in Rowing

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Women’s Voices in Rowing is a new book edited by Daniela Nachezelova – a former lightweight international from Czech Republic. Joining her are Michelle Carpenter, CEO of Rowing Ireland who features in the book and Lucie Patkova – publicist.

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Timestamps to the show
02:45 Background in rowing
05:00 Womens Voices in Rowing – interviews with 14 prominent women rowers. Daniela’s rowing library had only 2 written by women. Tokyo Olympics is gender equal and women’s voices were missing from the media
08:50 The female experience of rowing is different – but it depends where you live.
10:00 Sport Ireland have invested in women in sport. Rowing has its own issue with a lack of women coaches.
13:30 Why do women’s voices need amplification?
19:20 Structural issues in rowing – FISA has done a good job an we are a long way ahead. They pioneered equality and diversity on committees.
23:00 British Rowing have been leaders and there’s a network of rowing CEOs who meet up.
Daniela says nothing has changed in Czech Rowing in 30 years. Formerly communist countries suffer male dominance and are attached to power.
28:00 Women in collaboration is a skillset which they are better at.
30:00 The change in Ireland was forced by Lottery funding.
34:00 Solutions journalism – through the story you can help to make change
38:00 Are local and social media places for people to find solutions? Absolutely in Ireland, Niamh Hayes connects people across sport with her podcasts.
42:30 Funding club level sport is a challenge – the business model for clubs needs to be reviewed.
45:00 Comm-Unity is a funding opportunity.
52:00 Coach Education programmes continue to be important.

Buy the book https://voicesinrowing.com/

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