Rhonda Leeman Taylor
HR Professional Author Speaker
Women's Hockey Trailblazer
OFFSIDE is the intimate story of Rhonda’s experience in the hockey world, and the sexism and challenges she faced as a woman player, woman coach, and woman builder.
The book is a must-read for hockey fans and aspiring female athletes.
Available on Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, Amazon, Chapters, and in a book store near you!
Played for the Kingston Red Barons (Senior A)
Played for Queen’s University Golden Gals; only certified female ref in Kingston
Volunteer VP of the OWHA
First paid female Hockey administrator; developed the infrastructure for women’s hockey in Ontario
Organized the first official National tournament for Women’s Hockey
First chair of the Female Council
First woman to hold a vote on the CAHA board of directors
Lobbied for the removal of intentional checking from the women’s game
First woman certified as a coach with the NCCP
First female President of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce
Owner of RET Staffing Services, a successful HR staffing and consulting firm (sold to Adecco in 1993)
Landed one of the largest VMS contracts in the Canadian HR space for Olsten (now Adecco), at approximately $20 million in sales
International recruiter for Passport Canada
Displaced cervical vertebrae; was told she would never be able to work again
Started work again at HR.com
Became VP of HRMarketer, a software company based in California
Recognized as a social media influencer in the HR space of the US marketplace