Two new event ambassadors for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ have been announced, increasing the all-star lineup to four exceptional Canadian women. Joining Kara Lang and the Honourable Rona Ambrose are Kirstine Stewart, VP, North America Media Partnerships for Twitter, and Hayley Wickenheiser, five-time Olympic medalist and Canadian hockey icon (pictured).
Stewart is one of Canada’s most highly-respected business women, with a career spanning over 25 years.
Universally admired, she has led some of Canada’s largest television production and media companies, including CBC English Language Services. She now serves as Twitter’s North American lead for television, sports, music, talent, entertainment, news and government partnerships. In addition to her inspirational career, Stewart brings a love of sport and an optimism that will inspire generations to come.
Wickenheiser earned international recognition as an Olympian in both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games. She represents the success of Canadian athletes on the international stage and the pride which their success brings to our country, embodying the official slogan for Canada 2015 – To a Greater Goal™. An Officer of the Order of Canada, she has been recognised for her contributions to sport and charity. Recently in December 2014, she served as a draw assistant for the Official Draw of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.
“We are thrilled Hayley and Kirstine have joined Minister Ambrose and Kara Lang as tournament ambassadors,” said Peter Montopoli, Chief Executive Officer for the National Organising Committee of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. “All four of Canada’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™ event ambassadors are enthusiastic, driven and creative leaders who understand the hard work and dedication that is required to be at the top of one’s game. Above all, these ambassadors are proud Canadians who want to help leave a legacy for women and sport in Canada that will result from the hosting of the largest women’s sporting event in the world.”