Fast and Female Power Hour
What is a Fast and Female Power Hour?
Power Hours are 1-2 hour fun-filled, non-competitive events for girls that connect participants with inspiring female athlete role models and equip them with empowering skills for sports and life. There are three parts to the event:
- Introduction to Ambassadors and F&F’s Mission, Vision, and goals for the day
- Empowering Power Hour workshop
- Inspiring Chat and Q&A with Ambassadors
A Power Hour Is For Your Girls If:
- You/your organization want to foster a FUN sport environment that promotes social belonging, mind-body health, and female role models.
- Empowering curriculum, confidence-boosting tools, leadership skills and team-building activities are what you’re looking for.
- You/your organization see the value in girls meeting and connecting with inspiring female athlete role models in a casual and impactful setting.
- Team-building is what you’re looking for. Your team wants an extra boost of inspiration and mental/emotional skills to help raise your game or get your team working together. Power Hours are a great option for after practice, during a tournament, or to kick off/end an awesome season.
- You/your organization are looking for a shorter, more workshop-focused alternative to our 3-4 hour Champ Chat events.
8-18 year olds with curriculum developed for each age range.
100 complimentary tickets provided with the funding of each Power Hour
How Do You Want to Be Involved in a Power Hour?
A club, sport organization, or Fast and Female Ambassador wanting to bring a Power Hour to their community. Collaborate with Event Coordinator to plan the event.
Your company or sport organization will be recognized as the Presenting Partner of a specific Power Hour by providing a financial contribution.
Power Hour Curriculum
Each Power Hour delivers one curriculum module. Power Hour Community Partners and Presenting Partners are encouraged to select a module that will address a specific need in their community or team and correspond with the target age range of the event. Fast and Female is happy to help you select the best module for your event!
**All Fast and Female Power Hour Curriculum is Developed by Tasha Belix.
Tasha Belix – Speaker, Author, Psychologist
“Guiding girls and their families is my specialty and absolute passion. I created B’tween Girls Programs, aimed at helping girls navigate their tween and teen years with confidence and success. I am a Mom to three spicy girls, an avid runner, and want-to-be ballerina. Every girl deserves to feel good on the inside.”
“Sometimes you wonder if you’ve made an impact, but with this event there was no doubt in my mind that we changed the perception of leadership for every single girl who attended. Every girl raised her hand at the end of the event when we asked “do you see yourself as a leader”
– Jessica Kuepfer, top Canadian Endurance athlete, Fast and Female Ambassador/Event Coordinator
“Heather is a great role model and inspiring leader. Knowing her has shown me that I can achieve anything through hard work and dedication.”
– Anni Heinikainen, Fast and Female participant
Power Hour FAQ
I’m interested in joining the movement to empower girls through sports – What does it take to become a Presenting Partner of a Power Hour?
We are committed to keeping girls healthy and active in sports and delivering Power Hours on an event-by-event basis that gives each event the opportunity to have its own Presenting Partner to financially support the event. In 2019, each Power Hour will need a funding partner and a contribution of $1500 to make it a reality. If you’re interested in taking the next steps to get involved, please fill out the Power Hour request form.
Are registration fees included in the presenting partnership package?
Yes! Up to 100 complimentary tickets for participants are included.
How long does it typically take to get one of these inspiring events in motion? Is there a deadline?
We require 10 weeks to ensure that each Power Hour is as successful as possible. Event planning begins when we process partnership agreements and our standard timeline is that the Power Hour will take place no less than 10 weeks after the presenting partner has been confirmed. Our Event Coordinators need that time to work with Ambassadors to confirm their schedules, plan for empowering programming and fun, and of course, to promote the event by engaging with various community groups and teams to get girls registered. Our goal is quality. We want to make sure that every Power Hour is impactful and excellent!
I noticed that there is no physical activity included in this event. Why not?
Power Hours are designed to be shorter than our Champ Chats, and are focused on the leadership, confidence-boosting, and teamwork skills that are so valuable in sport participation and empowering girls. The Power Hour is a great option for after practice, during a tournament, or in another scenario where your girls may already be physically active that day. If you’re interested in giving participants the opportunity to get active and try a variety of sports, please check out our Champ Chat, Summit, and Girls Run event options!
I love that you have so many inspiring female athlete role models! If I present/host an event, is it guaranteed that an Olympian or Paralympian will attend my event? Who will the Ambassadors be?
Our Ambassadors generously volunteer their time and we are very understanding of their busy training and competition schedules (that’s why they’re so inspirational, right!?!). We are not able to guarantee that an Olympic or Paralympic Ambassador will be available to attend, but if you have an Ambassador in mind that you’d like to engage, we’re happy to try to make that work when we begin planning your event. Let’s work together on this. It’s important to the girls that the Ambassadors are local and relatable so we will work with you to recruit strong female role models from your community. While we agree that Olympians and Paralympians are SUPER inspirational, we also know that the biggest impact an Ambassador can have is a personal connection with a participant – this is how we change lives. We believe that stories of resilience, goal-setting, overcoming obstacles, and reaching for big dreams are inspirational no matter which Ambassador is telling them! We also encourage Ambassador recruitment from your community so that we can continue to build the cycles of leadership and network of female leaders.
I noticed that the age range for this event is 8-18. How do you deliver programming to such a diverse age range?
Our programming and curriculum is developed with certain age groups in mind. For example, our Leadership Module (“The Leader Within All of Us”) is perfect for an older age group (13-18), whereas our Confidence Boosting Module (“Our Super Self Power”) is best for younger age groups (8-12). While our programming can be adapted for every age, we strongly suggest that your event target a specific age range that is as small as possible to ensure that participants fully engage in the workshop, make friends, and have fun with their peers. Our events team will help you choose the curriculum that’s right for your girls.
I’m super pumped about this, but I am based in the USA. Does this apply to Fast and Female USA events?
We LOVE that Fast and Female is across North America in Canada and the US! This Power Hour model applies only to Canadian events, but if you’re interested in learning more about Fast and Female in the USA, check out this page!
I love what Fast and Female is doing and want to get involved, how can I do that without putting on a Power Hour?
Thanks for your interest! There are SO many ways to join the movement and get involved with Fast and Female.
- Sign up for our newsletter at fastandfemale.com
- Donate via our website
- Learn everything you can about the barriers facing women and girls in sports.
- Follow Fast and Female on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
- Post #fastandfemale
- Go to women’s sporting events and stream them online.