Outspoken Women in Triathlon Summit Announces Impressive Speaker Lineup

Dr. Stacy Sims, Rachel Joyce, Kathryn Bertine, and Anne Hed to headline November 30th-December 2nd summit.

Dr. Stacy Sims, Rachel Joyce, Kathryn Bertine, and Anne Hed to headline November 30th-December 2nd summit.

Triathlete Magazine is proud to sponsor the Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit, the first-ever experience of its kind in the sport. Come meet fellow women passionate about triathlon and bettering the sport for all.

The summit’s goals (below) are grand, and every voice counts.

  • Create a vision for the future of women in triathlon
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Foster meaningful connections amongst attendees

We’re thrilled to introduce four of the women who will be leading the discussion, guiding our sport to a better future.

Kathryn Bertine, an activist and writer, is a former professional cyclist and six-time national champion. “I look forward to connecting with highly motivated, like-minded women,” said Bertine. “Pro athletes, business leaders, scientists and coaches, everyday athletes—Outspoken Summit will give everyone a voice, so no one is left unheard.”

Anne Hed is the owner of Hed Cycling Products, manufacturer of premium quality bicycle wheels and components, including the coveted Cervélo P5X. “We must improve women’s leadership opportunities in triathlon,” said Hed. “From simply participating, mentoring others, or taking on leadership roles among manufacturers, the sport will benefit from doing a better job of including women.”

Rachel Joyce is an attorney and a professional triathlete with five Ironman wins and multiple podium finishes at the Ironman World Championships. “This in-person forum for women in triathlon will let women share their experiences, expertise, and ideas,” said Joyce. “Outspoken Summit will be a massively powerful tool to grow and influence our sport.”

Stacy Sims is an exercise physiologist, entrepreneur, and author leading the charge in identifying differences in the way women and men respond to endurance training. “Women and men aren’t the same,” said Dr. Sims. “At this first-of-a-kind summit, women will learn how they can do things differently from men to achieve our performance potential with less effort and more fun.”

In their presentations, these four women will offer tools to help athletes, coaches, race producers, and industry leaders make triathlon a more inclusive sport. Attendees will hear from leaders on the state of gender equality in triathlon today, coaching and mentoring women athletes, supporting entrepreneurship and leadership, advocacy and activism, and how to empower the next generation of female triathletes and sports leaders. Panel discussions will look at triathlon’s past participants, check in with the present demographics and trends, and describe a more inclusive version of the sport’s future. Summit attendees will also enjoy coached morning workouts, networking sessions, and a variety of smaller breakout sessions to tackle specific topics.

Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit, a partnership between Live Feisty Media and Shift Sports, will take place November 30th through December 2nd at the AC Marriott in Tempe, Arizona. To learn more and take advantage of early bird pricing through June 30, visit