Westminster Media Forum

Women and the sport sector: leadership, investment and international competitiveness

Morning, Thursday, 10th May 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar focuses on the priorities for industry and policy in developing the role of women across all levels of the UK sport sector.


With UK Sport setting out in its governance code a target of at least 30% gender diversity on boards for all sporting organisations in receipt of public funding, sessions will consider how to improve gender equality in leadership, decision making and the wider workforce - as well as assessing the future role of women in shaping sports policy.


In the context of the growing interest in women’s sport, further sessions examine opportunities for increasing participation, widening audiences, attracting investment and raising the profile of women’s sport globally.


Attendees will also assess what further support can be offered to enable athletes transitioning from grassroots to elite sport to overcome barriers, and maintain the UK’s international competitiveness.


 



Guests of Honour

Barbara Slater

Director, BBC Sport

Dame Katherine Grainger

Chair, UK Sport

Guests of Honour

Barbara Slater

Director, BBC Sport

Dame Katherine Grainger

Chair, UK Sport

Speakers

Dr Jordan Matthews

Senior Lecturer, Department for Sport Development and Management, University of Chichester and Co-ordinator, Anita White Foundation

Annamarie Phelps

Chairman, British Rowing; Vice Chair, British Paralympic Association; Vice Chair, British Olympic Association and Member, Duty of Care in Sport Independent Working Group

Gillian Wilmot

Chairman, UK Coaching

Julie Harrington

Chief Executive Officer, British Cycling

Katie Brazier

Head of Women’s Leagues and Competitions, The FA

Senior speaker confirmed from Exposure