We were privileged to host an event on Saturday night, in partnership with TG4 that brought together leading lights within the Women’s Sport community to look at the challenges and opportunities they face.
Lyndsay Peat, Rachael Blackmore, Kellie Harrington and Valerie Mulcahy joined Gráinne McElwain for a live Facebook show which went out on the TG4 sport Facebook page and can be seen below.
They covered their own personal stories, of the work they put in to reaching the top of their sports and of their hopes for the future where the idea of Women playing sport is as normal and well supported as it is for men.
Listening to Kellie Harrington talk about the battles they still are fighting for Women in Boxing and about the pipeline of talent coming through is inspiring as is the humility of those who have achieved at the highest level despite the still sometimes second class nature of the back up around them.
It was a great night with an audience that included Fiona Coghlan, Sophie Spence, Jenny Murphy and Kim Flood from the world of Rugby, representatives of the biggest sponsors in Irish sport, Miriam Malone, CEO of Paralympics Ireland, Alan Esslemont the Director General of TG4 and Marie Hickey, President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.
We wil be taking the conversation further at our third Annual Women in Sport Conference at UCD on Thursday November 30th when we will look at a theme of ‘Game Changers’ and some exciting themes and guest speakers than have done just that.
The Ladies Gaelic Football Association, TG4, Lidl, Liberty Insurance, Littlewoods Ireland and Continental Tyres are among the more than 230 organisations that play an active part of the Sport for Business community.
Image Credits TG4