As a little girl and up until I was 18 years old, I learned to play ice hockey in the boys' world because there were no structures for girls. I was always one of the only girls and this perhaps made me personally tough and resistant to perform well and be seen. However, I believe that is a reason why many of my female colleagues have given up early.
This experience motivates me to make myself strong for achieving gender equality in sports and to eliminate gender discrimination in society.
I want to be part of the change that future girls and women get equal opportunities to follow their passion.
A kid should have the same conditions and structures no matter what its gender is.
I speak up for equality, not to put girls above boys.
My constant drive to give everything and to be the best has already brought me several awards. I am especially proud of the bronze medal with the Swiss National Team at the Olympics in Sochi, but also of winning the "Guldhjälmen" in the SDHL.
You can find more highlights of my career in the section "LARA" .
impressions of Lara Stalder -- All rights reserved. Copying not allowed.