Triathlete Kate Rutherford, a mother of two, has to overcome stereotypes in her career as a coach. Photo: Jonathan Wong Triathlete Kate Rutherford, a mother of two, has to overcome stereotypes in her career as a coach. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Triathlete Kate Rutherford, a mother of two, has to overcome stereotypes in her career as a coach. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Mary Hui
Opinion

Opinion

Trail Mix by Mary Hui

Why are there so few female sports coaches? Gender stereotypes and lack of role models fuel inequality

  • Most sportspeople, men or women, have spent whole career without a single female coach
  • Cycle continues without coaches to challenge stereotypes and act as role models

Triathlete Kate Rutherford, a mother of two, has to overcome stereotypes in her career as a coach. Photo: Jonathan Wong Triathlete Kate Rutherford, a mother of two, has to overcome stereotypes in her career as a coach. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Triathlete Kate Rutherford, a mother of two, has to overcome stereotypes in her career as a coach. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Mary Hui

Mary Hui

Mary Hui is a Hong Kong-based writer. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CityLab.