women\'s leadership in sport
As the only woman of seven men on the Golden Field Australian Football League board, she learned that as a woman, sometimes you need to speak loudly to be heard.
This determination is evident in her role as a radio commentator on ABC radio Dominic salt water breakfast every Friday morning, and over the past seven years she has joined the North Ballarat football coach.
Finally, as the mother of three energetic boys, she was used to making her presence the only female voice in the room.
Sue\'s day-to-day work is the coordinator and lecturer of the sports management program at the Federal University, sports management, human sports and sports science.
She has been working on the board of directors of the Ballarat YMCA for 14 years and also on the board of directors of the Ballarat regional football facilities.
She is passionate about her research on women\'s leadership in sports and has completed projects for the Australian Sports Commission and the Victorian government.
If this is not enough, her PhD in sports women\'s leadership style and leadership development is also about to be completed.
Accept the Australian Football League certificate from Sue.
She was a former Australian new coach, qualified as a Level 1 AFL coach and supported the football efforts of the three sons.
Her 28-year-old eldest son, Cameron, played twice for the Skipton football and tennis club, while the 25-year-old twin son, Nathan and Mitchell, played at AFL levels with Collingwood and the West Coast Hawks.
In the work of the Goldfields AFL committee, she worked on getting more girls to not only play football in the area, but also to be trained as referees and coaches.
While the Commission and AFL acknowledge the continued development of women\'s football throughout Victoria, she realizes that there are still very few women in leadership roles.
\"We are trying to attract female coaches.
But if I can influence that, as I would like to see more girls playing, directing and refereeing outside.
\"I would also like to see another woman in the Committee bring more balance.
\"Getting men and women on board brings a wonderful energy and perspective,\" said Su . \".
While she insisted that she had not experienced any gender discrimination in the committee, she said that as a woman she had an innocent assumption that she was for tennis rather than football.
\"I am a player appointed by AFL Victoria and I am a committee member of what I bring to football.
\"Her dream is to get more women involved in sports, not only because they are women, but also because of what they bring.
In the expanding world of AFL, women are easily marginalized.
Sue cited the example of sports star Kelly andwood, the first woman to call for AFL matches on television.
\"She was the first. woman)
We are not ready to hear women in this role.
She is now calling on the game on ABC and is respected by other commentators who treat her as a very good commentator.
It\'s been over four years. now we\'re ready.
\"Another sign is that we may already be ready for more women in AFL, like Peggy O\'Neill of the first female club president of AFL at Richmond Football Club.
\"Peggy has been successful on the board and she is leading a way to show women that they can be respected and survive in this tough male environment.
She has made it clear that she is and is paving the way for others.
\"Looking at her own son negotiating their football trip, Sue has seen good and bad leadership and different examples that a quality coach can bring.
Coach of the North Ballarat Rooster team and radio partner of Sue
It was an inspiration for her.
\"The boys participated in the North Ballarat Rebel program during the few years of Gerrard\'s coaching role. He (Gerard)
\"By giving respect, it has won the respect of the players,\" she said . \".
\"I think I have some knowledge of Collingwood and the leadership there, and I really admire Nick Maxwell,\" Sue said . \".
From 2009 to 2013, Maxwell was the captain of Collingwood, and Sue thought that without his leadership style, Collingwood would not have won 2010 Premier League titles.
\"The team usually has the best players as captain, but you need more skills.
You need to bring people on board as captain.
Nick is always a hard-working person who has built relationships with every player behind the scenes.
There are groups that are forming, but he brings them in with a shared vision that they are all working on.
\"Her research has exposed her to some inspiring female leaders behind the scenes.
Women like Kate Palmer have been Netball Australia\'s CEO since 2006.
Kate showed strong leadership and the players were unable to get exposure without tennis, so sponsorship Sue explained.
Aside from the influence of other leaders, Su believes that her higher education is to give her an in-depth understanding of leadership issues, open her mind and cultivate her desire to change the status quo.
In terms of her own leadership style, Su described it as questioning.
\"I like challenges.
I am a person who likes to discuss things and make sure to make decisions in all aspects.
I often say that I will question something so don\'t take it to heart.
I focus on these issues.
I like to think that makes me make an honest decision when I look at all aspects.
\"As a leader, she learned to restrain her passion and think before speaking, just like you put yourself outside, you need to do your homework.
The qualities she strives for herself are very close to how well she defines leadership: Truth, transformation and decision-making based on ethics.
\"Don\'t compromise integrity. this is the most important thing for us as human beings.
I like to think that leaders make decisions not for themselves, but for the benefit of the community.
\"While she sees leaders as role models, setting standards for behavior and credibility must also be inspiring because you can\'t be a leader without followers.
\"If you take on the leadership role, you have to be clear about what you want to achieve and the organizational culture you want to change.
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