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Women in Softball: Growing, Leading, Empowering

An opportunity to learn from the best, and interact with experts, executives and members from across the province.

Part two of our three-part virtual summit series!

For the second part of our virtual summit series we are highlighting some amazing expert women in sports who will touch on many important topics to help us all come together to grow as a supportive and inclusive community.

As the event's purpose is to highlight the importance of leading women in the softball community, all the presentations will be lead by amazing women in our sports.

Feature Presenter

Manager - Long Term Player Development Programs

Softball Canada

Morning Breakout Presentations

Manager, Training and Education

Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Founder Angela Lewis and Associates

Michelle Webster

Assistant Head Coach

UBC Okanagan - Softball

Feature Presenter

Vicki Harber

Professor Emeritus

University of Alberta

Afternoon Breakout Presentations

Kaila Holtz

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist

Triumph Health

Susan Strafford

Provincial Umpire-in-Chief

Softball BC

Meet Your Host

Lesley Rowe

Member Benefits Coordinator

Softball BC

The Virtual Summit Experience

This is the second of our three-part virtual summit series. We will be hosting the virtual event LIVE where you will have the chance to not only watch expert presentations, but interact with the presenters and fellow attendees.

The summit will be 9am -3pm (PST), with interactive features and breaks to keep you learning, engaged and having fun!

Feature Presentations + Q&A

Starting off the morning and then the afternoon are empowering female speakers in the sports industry, discussing gender equity and how to coach girls vs. boys.

Breakout Presentations + Q&A

There will be two breakout presentation sessions where we hold 3 presentations on varying topics. As a participant, you get to choose which presentation you would like to attend in each session!

Breakout Sessions

Here you will breakout into groups to discuss the key takeaways from the day with fellow attendees. Network with fellow executives from across the province!

Session Recordings

Can’t decide on which breakout presentation to attend? Don’t stress, recordings of the live sessions will be accessible after the event giving you a chance to review and re-watch!


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