Christine Kalkschmid: Diversity and inclusion is about meaningful action, not statements

Christine Kalkschmid
Christine Kalkschmid has been hired by Canyon-SRAM to build and lead a comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion programme (Image credit: Canyon-SRAM)

Canyon-SRAM has just begun the first steps in a comprehensive and longterm diversity and inclusion strategy headed by expert Christine Kalkschmid, a lawyer, athlete and health and nutrition coach with years of experience leading diversity and inclusion initiatives at the corporate level. 

Kalkschmid is tasked with building a three-year plan to create and implement measures to bring awareness and education on the topic of diversity and inclusion, personal and team development, and a plan to hire and develop diverse talents at Canyon-SRAM.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.