Live This Morning at #SfBWomenInSport

We are live this morning at the studios of RTÉ for our annual gathering to highlight and explore the role of women in every aspect of Irish Sport.

The event is completely sold out but hopefully, we will be able to give a sense of what is being discussed on social media throughout the morning.

Our Hashtag for the day is #SfBWomenInSport and we hope you will join with those in Studio B who will be sharing thoughts, images and quotes from our strong line up of speakers.

The day will get underway shortly after 9 with Sarah Keane, President of the Olympic Federation of Ireland joined by Anne O’Leary, CEO of Vodafone and Sinéad Heraty, CEO of the Irish Ladies Golf Union for a wide-ranging discussion on Leadership inside and around the world of sport.

Darragh O’Halloran from RTÉ audience insights will then take us through fresh research into the propensity of the Irish public to consume Women’s sport and how that has changed over the past twelve months.

Joanne O’Riordan is one of the most inspiring people you could hope to meet and we are privileged to have her join us for a discussion with Rob Hartnett that will cover her personal love for and commitment to sport and how she has overcome the most profound challenges to emerge laughing.

In our Knowledge busts through the morning we will find out about the Liberty Insurance All-Stars Tour to New York City, the importance of youth and equality in the IOC’s approach to developing talent and the #WePlay Conference created by Swim Ireland and making a real connection with young people in sport.

Cliona O’Leary and Declan McBennett will present a new roadmap on how the national broadcaster is addressing issues of fair coverage, and in the media section, we will also hear the success that Swedish TV has had in putting equality front and centre in their thinking.

Nora Stapleton has been six months in her job as the Lead on Women’s sport at Sport Ireland and she will present in public for the first time her approach to the additional funding and impetus that is coming through Sport Ireland from Government.

She will then be joined on stage by Sarah Colgan, one of the co-founders of the 20X20 movement to look back on a powerful 12 months since its campaign was launched and where it is heading to on the eve of 2020.

We round out the seventh annual gathering with a ‘Players Perspective’ as we welcome World Champion Kellie Harrington, Olympian and Sports Psychologist Jessie Barr and Captain of the Irish Women’s Hockey Team, Katie Mullan to shoot the breeze on their views around their own sports as well as the wider context.

Rarely have we been as excited to host such a strong lineup and to present their views to an equally strong studio full of sporting and business leaders.

Follow us if you can via #SfBWomenInSport and we look forward to having you join in the conversation from afar.



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