June 18, 2020: 9:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. BST
The conversation around gender equality in sport was on the top of our industrys agenda coming into 2020 with the actions of athletes and teams who brought the conversation to the fore. With COVID-19 the conversation and focus, particularly in the sporting world shifted. This session will bring together three incredibly vocal and knowledgeable experts in gender equality and women and girls rights to discuss the challenges women and girls are facing currently as a result of COVID and how sport can play a role in addressing and mitigating those challenges as well as what we need to do to keep gender equality in sport front and center in the agenda and why. Attendees will get to ask their own questions around the challenges they may be facing as well.
Donna Orender - Former President, WNBA; Founder, Generation W
Melissa Kilby - CEO, Girl Up
Maria Bobenrieth - Executive Director, Women Win
Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan - Founder, Horn of Africa Development Initiative
Kate Dale - Strategic Lead - Campaigns, Sport England