— Published 9 March 2022

A toolkit to feminise management

The initiative does not lack practical sense. World Rowing took advantage of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March to announce the launch of a “toolbox” dedicated to coaching women. It aims to help national federations to recruit, promote and support female rowing coaches. The body chaired by Frenchman Jean-Christophe Rolland established a strategy for gender equality back in 2014, but it still notes a glaring imbalance between men and women in coaching, especially at the highest level. World Rowing’s new toolkit is designed to help countries and associations finally close the gap. It includes links to external resources, shares several case studies and highlights the most successful examples of feminisation of rowing leadership. It has been developed from a number of similar initiatives, notably in Great Britain and World Rugby.