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From competitor to official – women’s game to men’s – Carol Anne Chenard setting an example in soccer

Carol Anne Chenard has the kind of resume most people only dream about. A national team speed skater in her youth, she eventually went on to earn a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology before going to work for the government of Canada. There, Chenard helps regulate controlled substances in a place she describes as “the Canadian version of the DEA.”

And in her free time, she officiates World Cup and Olympic soccer matches, also being drawn into the men’s side of the game in MLS, the NASL and USL …


Throughout June, Equalizer Soccer will be profiling women who have become leaders in their parts of the soccer world. From the sidelines to the front office, from the business end to behind the cameras, EQZ will bring you the stories of some of the most influential women in North American game – those making their impacts beyond the field.

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