Women from cultural minority groups in elite sporting environments can experience challenges beyond those faced as a result of their gender. Walking in two worlds between collectivist and/or cultural values, whilst managing the demands and requirements of the often individualistic focus of an elite sporting can require constant navigation and negotiation.
This investigation by Julia Symons found that cultural and psychological safety were the common features of elite sports environments where culturally diverse women thrive. The result is an environment of inclusive excellence, which is a term used by some university in the United States to describe their approach to diversity. Exploring inclusive excellence in elite Australian sport environments creates exciting opportunities to discover high performance elements of diversity in action.
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