Women’s Health has unveiled its newest Women in Sport (WinS) mentoring initiative, ‘Life After Sport’, along with principal companion Toyota.
The initiative noticed high-profile sporting identities and business leaders, from enterprise to media, share profession knowledge and experiences with a few of Australia’s elite feminine athletes, imparting recommendation on tips on how to maximise their potential and set foundations to efficiently handle the transition into retirement in years to return.
The main line-up of mentors who provided their time freed from cost consists of: Annabelle Williams (Paralympic swimmer), Melinda Gainsford-Taylor (former Olympic athlete), Layne Beachley (former skilled surfer), Leisel Jones (former Olympic swimmer), Nicci Meek (strategic partnership supervisor for the Asia Pacific at Instagram), and Mitchell Wiley (supervisor of occasions, sponsorships and promotions at Toyota Motoring Corporation Australia).
Wayne Gabriel, chief advertising officer at Toyota Australia, stated: “Toyota is devoted to inspiring progress, so we’re thrilled to be supporting these superb athletes by means of the Women in Sport mentoring initiative.
“We are pleased with our ongoing affiliation with Women’s Health, and collectively sit up for recognising feminine sporting achievement, in addition to actively making a constructive change within the sporting area for future generations.”
Mentees attending the seminars span a variety of sports activities, together with: Shelley Watts (Olympic boxer), Molly Taylor (rally automotive driver), Shannon Parry (rugby sevens participant), Emilee Cherry (rugby sevens participant), Sharni Williams (rugby sevens participant), Viviana Ruiz (boxer), Jihee Nam (desk tennis participant), Ching Yee Wong (desk tennis participant), Erin McKinnon (AFLW participant), Tanya Hetherington (AFLW participant), Annabel Vogel (boxer), Allegra Vickas (boxer), Rhiannan Iffland (diver), and Saya Sakakibara (BMX rider).
Women’s Health editor Jacqui Mooney stated: “These sensible mentoring periods are just the start of the thrilling exercise we’ve deliberate for 2018.
“Women’s Health along with our associate, Toyota, are extremely enthusiastic about supporting our home-grown sportswomen and we’re definitely dedicated to creating change on this area.
“We hope these sessions will leave these incredible women and role models feeling empowered with the tools required to lay the foundations of their post-sports career.”
Jackie Frank, common supervisor of trend, magnificence and health at Pacific Magazines, stated: “This week we took Women’s Health’s ground-breaking marketing campaign to the subsequent degree, whereby famend feminine athletes, previous and current, in addition to business identities gave their time to personally mentor a few of Australia’s rising stars.
“Supported by our superb associate, Toyota, by means of WinS we goal to extend our struggle for recognition of Australia’s exceptional women in sport, and to make sure they’re actively supported all through their careers and thereafter.
“Throughout 2018, The Women’s Health WinS marketing campaign will proceed to be supported throughout all Women’s Health contact factors in addition to via the broader Pacific secure, spanning print, on-line and social media.”
Following the mentoring seminar in Sydney, the 2018 WinS marketing campaign will embrace subsequent interstate periods, with the marketing campaign culminating in a red-carpet gala night to be held in Sydney in October.