TEDxSydney alumnus speaker Chyloe Kurdas shares her approach to preparing AFLW players to represent themselves on social media. From a time when the Australian media showed no interest in women footballers, Kurdas explains how the players built their own platform from which to share their story with the world.
In conversation with TEDxSydney Deputy Head of Curation, Kirsty de Garis. A former elite Australian rules footballer, television and radio sports commentator, Chyloe Kurdas has spent a decade building the catalyst for Australia’s first-ever national women’s professional competition, AFLW, as AFL Victoria’s Female Football Development Manager. In doing so, Chyloe combined her studies and work in health promotion, psychology and education to build award-winning high-performance sporting programs for adolescent girls that focus on the whole athlete.
Chyloe has shifted the focus of her passions for cultivating cultural change and gender equity through sport to golf. Chyloe, as the newly appointed National Female Participation Manager for Golf Australia, is charged with leading the implementation of Vision 2025, Golf Australia’s long-term strategy to enhance the engagement of women and girls in golf.
A 2018 TEDxSydney speaker, Chyloe is also an Associate of the Melbourne Business School, presenting to Department of Defence leadership programs on cultural change and gender equity. Chyloe credits being one of the first women to play football on the MCG as one of best days of her life.