Katherine Deves is a Sydney-based lawyer and mother of three daughters. In 2020, she realized no one was standing up for female athletes in Australia, so joined forces with women in New Zealand to co-found Save Women’s Sports Australasia. Katherine gained national prominence during the 2022 Australian federal election when she ran, ultimately unsuccessfully, as the Liberal candidate for the seat of Warringah. She was attacked viciously for her efforts to defend girls’ and women’s sport, arguing against allowing male athletes to compete with and against females.
I spoke with her this week about her experience in politics, her views on modern feminism, and what happened when she spoke up for female athletes in Australia.