The producers of the Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit have added three speakers for this year’s inaugural conference presented by Triathlete magazine. Julie Moss, Kyrsten Sinema and Sally Edwards join Outspoken’s panel of speakers including keynote speaker Meredith Kessler, Stacy Sims, Rachel Joyce, Kathryn Bertine, Anne Hed, and several others.
The 2018 Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit will take place on Friday, November 30th to Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona.
Julie Moss became the instant global icon and the public face of fitness and endurance sports with her famous collapse and crawl to finish second in the 1982 IRONMAN World Championship. Continuing to inspire millions to challenge themselves in triathlon, Moss recently won her age group at age 58 in the 2017 IRONMAN North American Championship and is looking to compete in the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship.
“I’m so proud to be part of the Outspoken Women in Triathlon Summit,” Julie Moss said. “I never expected to be a trailblazing pioneer in the sport, and I certainly never dreamed that I’d end up being one of the women to put IRONMAN on the map.
She continued, “Figuring out your passion and purpose can be a challenge. We need strong women role models to support our dreams, and we need to come together to support each other. It will be a privilege to connect with the outspoken women who continue to put the sport of triathlon on the map.”
Aside from her lifestyle as an avid runner, triathlete, and IRONMAN competitor, Kyrsten Sinema serves as the US Representative from Arizona’s 9th Congressional District. During her childhood, Sinema’s family went through tough times and for a while, they were even homeless. This life experience of adversity ‘taught Sinema the power of overcoming obstacles and helping others.’
“Endurance athletes are strong and resilient, and I am thrilled to be part of the triathlon community,” Sinema said. “I’m so excited that women from all over are coming together to advance our sport in my home state of Arizona. As chair of the Women for Tri Advisory Committee, I am pleased to share the work we are doing with women globally to advance participation in our sport. The Outspoken Summit is doing important work to elevate women in triathlon, who remain underrepresented. It is critical that we support each other as women triathletes, and today we recommit to our work to advance women in the sport we love.”
Sally Edwards is a pioneer in the sport of triathlon, as a co-founder of USA Triathlon, and author of four book titles on triathlon. “The excitement and enjoyment that women experience training and racing in triathlons is worth it all,” Edwards said. “I know firsthand the power of triathlon to make positive changes in women’s lives. I believe that the Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit will result in the same transformational change for all who attend.”
Joining Moss, Sinema, and Edwards as speakers at the summit are:
Meredith Atwood, triathlete, coach, speaker, and author
Erin Beresini, Triathlete Editor-in-Chief
Kathryn Bertine, former professional cyclist and triathlete, social justice activist
Hillary Biscay, Ultraman world champion, IRONMAN champion and founder of Smashfest Queen and Team SFQ Coaching
Jordan Blanco, manager, marketer, and writer at Avid Endurance
Staci Brode, USAT Vice President and race director
Kelly Burns Gallagher, athlete, race director, and employment lawyer
Marilyn Chychota, IRONMAN champion and performance coach
Jamila Gale-Agans, USAT Women’s Committee member, coach, and age-group triathlete
Angella Goran, Olympic rower and entrepreneur
Anne Hed, HED Cycling CEO
Sika Henry, elite age-group triathlete
Tenille Hoogland, IRONMAN 70.3 champion, nutrition expert, and coach
Rachel Joyce, five time IRONMAN champion and two time Kona podium finisher
Meredith Kessler, 11-time IRONMAN champion and 22-time IM 70.3 champion
Kelly O’Mara, professional triathlete and journalist
Shaunna Payne Gold, diversity expert, coach, and age group triathlete
Stacy Perlis, Director of Finance, Wahoo Fitness
Dana Platin, leadership coach and age group triathlete
Stacy Sims, PhD, environmental exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist
Ashley Wiles, Sole Girls founder and head coach, IronWomen Live host, and age-group triathlete
Presented by Triathlete magazine, the Outspoken Summit is a partnership between Live Feisty Media and Shift Sports. Live Feisty Media produces the ‘IronWomen’ and ‘If We Were Riding’ podcasts, hosts written content at Livefeisty.com, and provides live video coverage at a number of triathlon events in North America. Shift Sports is ‘dedicated to assisting triathlon organizations, teams, and events in initiating and sustaining inclusive practices by looking beyond participation numbers alone’.