'We're in their environment': Exploring the lived experiences of women leaders in Australian rules football

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Abstract

Sport has traditionally been a male-dominated pastime, where the
structures and practices within sport have most often favoured males.
More recently, the dynamic of sport has changed and the capabilities
of women as athletes and employees (including leaders) are being recognised.
While there are ongoing explorations focussing on the barriers
that women have faced as a minority group in a male-dominated setting,
it is also imperative to acknowledge the positive experiences of
women as they navigate such a setting. This paper explores the experiences
of 26 women working in traditionally male-dominated leadership
positions in the sport of Australian rules football. While these
women have faced some challenges relating to gender within their
roles, this paper, through a third wave feminist lens, will focus specifically
on highlighting the positive experiences of, and changes that are
evident for, women in traditionally male-dominated leadership positions
in Australian rules football.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalSport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Apr 2021

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