Rhonda Leeman Taylor

 HR Professional         Author          Speaker

 Women's Hockey Trailblazer

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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. 

Release Date: Oct. 5th 2019 – Available on Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, Amazon, Chapters, and in a book store near you!

Hockey
accomplishments

1969-77s:
Played for the Kingston Red Barons (Senior A)

1973-76:
Played for Queen’s University Golden Gals; only certified female ref in Kingston

1978:
Volunteer VP of the OWHA

1979:
First paid female Hockey administrator; developed the infrastructure for women’s hockey in Ontario

1982:
Organized the first official National tournament for Women’s Hockey

1982:
First chair of the Female Council

1982:
First woman to hold a vote on the CAHA board of directors

1983:
Lobbied for the removal of intentional checking from the women’s game

1982-83:
First woman certified as a coach with the NCCP

Professional accomplishments

1985:
First female President of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce

1984:
Owner of RET Staffing Services, a successful HR staffing and consulting firm (sold to Adecco in 1993)

1994:
Landed one of the largest VMS contracts in the Canadian HR space for Olsten (now Adecco), at approximately $20 million in sales

1997-8:
International recruiter for Passport Canada

2004:
Displaced cervical vertebrae; was told she would never be able to work again

2012:
Started work again at HR.com

2014:
Became VP of HRMarketer, a software company based in California

2017:
Recognized as a social media influencer in the HR space of the US marketplace

News & Events

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Global News: Author of ‘Offside-A Memoir’ Rhonda Leeman Taylor visits Global News Morning

Rhonda speaks on Kingston's Global News about her book, and upcoming book signing at the...
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OFFSIDE partnering with the Grindstone Award Foundation

SURPRISE!!!! We are please to announce that OFFSIDE will be partnering The Grindstone Award Foundation,...
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Aspirations as a Hockey Girl

Rhonda reminisces about growing up as a "hockey girl" inspired by her brothers.