Women in Sport This Week – Importance of Portrayal, Ciara Mageean on Fire

Each Wednesday we publish a column looking at events around the world of sport in Ireland and further afield that impact on the momentum behind gaining equality of attention and respect for Women in Sport.

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MEDIA COVERAGE AND PORTRAYAL CENTRE STAGE FOR FINALE OF OFI ONLINE SERIES

The final webinar in the OFI Gender Equality in Sport Online Series today focuses on Portrayal, specifically on how public perception can be influenced based on how sports and athletes are portrayed and promoted.

This is the fourth episode in the series that has explored how sport can move towards being a more gender-inclusive environment and has featured input from leaders in the sporting arena, decision-makers, experts, and influencers.

REGISTER HERE in advance for today’s session

The two main speakers for today’s one-hour session are Sports Journalist Cliona Foley and Deputy Head of RTÉ TV Sport Cliona O’Leary.

They will be joined for a panel discussion by Team Ireland hockey international Nicci Daly and former Captain in the Irish Army Deirdre Carbery, who spoke at the Leadership session earlier this month.

MC for this week’s event is Declan Quigley, Broadcaster and Journalist, Eurosport commentator for cycling, and motorsport specialist. He heads up the media and communications team for Rás na mBan, Ireland’s international cycle race for women.

 

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WOMAN AND GIRLS IN SPORT IMAGINE, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE

The Sport and Recreation Alliance in Britain is running an online conference next week entitled Women and Girls in Sport: Imagine. Believe. Achieve.

The virtual conference will inform key stakeholders on the progress made and the challenges remaining in achieving cross-gender equality in the UK sports sector; as well as identify opportunities for the UK to significantly contribute to global progress in this area.

“Women and Girls in Sport: Imagine. Believe. Achieve.” will take place on Thursday 30th July over Zoom, and the conference is free to attend to all. Attendance is welcomed from all interested parties, both from within and outside the sector who endeavour for equality of women and girls.

The conference will bring together leaders from across the sector who are advocates and experts of women and sport. The impressive line-up includes confirmed speakers Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, member of the International Olympic Committee, Anita DeFrantz and the UK Minister for Sport, Nigel Huddleston MP.

 

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MAGEEAN ON FIRE AS ATHLETIC COMPETITION RETURNS

 

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WHAT COULD YOU GAIN FROM OUR  GAME CHANGERS NETWORK

The Sport for Business AIG Game Changer Network is a way of bringing players making their way in the world of sport together with a mentor from the world of business so that both can share experience and develop a bond that can benefit them both in ways that can be many and varied.

The first pairings for 2020 will be announced shortly and we propose to keep the window of opportunity open through to the end of this year so please feel free to get in touch if you would like to be a part is fast becoming a really influential network.

If you are in Sport:

Build a connection that can help you manage your time, your motivation, your connection to potential funding partners or even begin the transition out of the highest levels of competition.

Introduce yourself, your sport and the energy you put into it to a new person who can give you a different perspective.

Register your interest as a woman in sport looking to connect with a woman in business.

If you are in Business:

Lend a helping hand to someone who may excel in their chosen field but may need some guidance on the next stage of their personal development.

Get a connection to a woman in sport who may be about to embark on the greatest journey of their life and help her to connect with a national audience.

Register your interest as a woman in business looking to lend a hand and a friendly shoulder to a woman in sport.

There are no limits to what you can achieve together, no barriers to having a look and seeing what might emerge.

 

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