Mullan Final Addition to Women in Sport Conference

24 hours out from the 2019  Sport for Business Women in Sport Conference we are delighted to announce that we will be joined on the Player Perspectives panel by Katie Mullan, Captain of the Irish Women’s Hockey Team that recently secured passage to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

This year’s Conference once again takes place at the studios of RTÉ and boasts a rich diversity of talented women and men that are committed to creating a more equal basis for sport in Ireland.

Mullan will be returning to within a strike of a ball of where qualification was secured a little over a week ago, and to within metres of where she led her teammates onto last Friday’s Late Late Show.

She will join World Champion Lightweight Boxer Kellie Harrington and Olympian turned Sports Psychologist Jessie Barr for our closing Player Perspective panel where we will look back and forwards on how three great stars of Irish sport have captured the imagination of the nation.

We have a great lineup to follow through the morning hearing from key thinkers and speakers across the sector.

All the places for this event have been snapped up. and there is no capacity for us to expand.   We have a waitlist in operation for which you can register below but as an alternative, the event is likely to generate a level of conversation on social media and we hope if you cannot be among those that are there on the day that you will be able to join us on social using the hashtag


Register on the Sport for Business Women in Sport waitlist here

0800: Arrival of Guests

0900: Welcome Comments

0910: CEO Panel featuring Sarah Keane, President of the Olympic Federation of Ireland and CEO of Swim Ireland, Anne O’Leary, CEO of Vodafone Ireland, and Sinéad Heraty, CEO of the Irish Ladies Golf Union who has been central to bringing the Men’s and Women’s Games together.

0945: Knowledge Burst RTE on Audience Insight

0950: No Limbs, No Limits – Keynote interview with Joanne O’Riordan

1020: Knowledge Burst: #We Play Conference

1025: Coffee Break

1055: Knowledge Burst: Liberty Insurance on the Camogie All-Stars

1100: A Way Towards Full Equality – We are joined by Cliona O’Leary and Declan McBennet of RTÉ Sport to look at how broadcast media can play its full part in creating equality, and take a look at a model of how this has been brought to life in Sweden with Hakan Wikstrom, Head of Sports news at STV.

1135: Knowledge Burst: Lidl Ireland on Ladies Football

1140: Keynote Interview Nora Stapleton Women in Sport Lead at Sport Ireland joined by Sarah Colgan of Along Came a Spider on where 20X20 is heading next.

1220: Knowledge Burst: Conor Meaney and Gráinne Murphy, Ireland’s representatives on the International Olympic Committee supported New Leaders Sport Leadership Education Programm

1225: The Player Perspective with World Champion Kellie Harrington, Olympian and Sports Psychologist Jessie Barr and Captain of the Irish Women’s Hockey Team, Katie Mullan.

1300: Launch of 50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport

1305: Light Lunch and networking



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