Aoife Clarke, Head of Communications with Lidl Ireland and Lisa Fallon, Football Coach and member of the Olympic Federation of Ireland Gender Equality Commission are our latest two new speakers to be revealed for next week’s important Sport for Business Women in Sport Conference at the Aviva Stadium.

They will be among an impressive cast of experts, advocates and supporters Women in Sport that will engage with an audience of Sport for Business members in a return to in-person discussion.

Yesterday we revealed Dr Una May, CEO of Sport Ireland and Vera Pauw, Manager of the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team as the first two very special keynote interviewees for our event and we will continue to add names and different elements to the running order over the coming days.

Our themes for the morning will be visibility, coaching, leadership and partnership and it promises to be an exciting forum to catch up on so much that has happened in the space since last we gathered together.

Dr Una May stepped up to the role of CEO at Sport Ireland in January of this year and this will be her first speaking engagement in a public setting. She has already overseen the introduction of multi-annual funding for high-performance athletes and a host of new initiatives putting sport and physical activity in a strong position as society has reopened.

Vera Pauw was appointed to the top role in International Women’s Football here in 2019 and has overseen success on and off the pitch with the National Team winning qualification matches on the road to the 2023 World Cup, and a special place in the hearts and minds of Irish sporting fans.

Aoife Clarke has been leading on Lidl’s successful sponsorship of Ladies Football since it first came to life six years ago and now with another four more years confirmed it will be great to hear from her, and others in the partnership space, about what makes Women’s sport attractive to commercial partners.

Lisa Fallon has worked as an analyst and coach with Men’s and Women’s teams and is an eloquent advocate for the importance of equality across sport. Her weekly column in the Irish Times is required reading and she has also been named to the Olympic Federation of Ireland Gender Equality Commission.

This event has traditionally sold out so avoid disappointment by booking your place today.

We are delighted to partner on the event with three strong supporters of Women’s Sport, Lidl, our principal partners in this area; DMG Media, parent of brands such as,, Business Plus, The Irish Daily Mail and Irish Mail on Sunday amongst others; and AIG, supporters of our annual 50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport list.

This is a forum where everyone who has an interest in the advance of equal respect, recognition and involvement of Women in sport will find something to awake and inspire them.

Among the 400+ attendees who joined us on the day online last year were representatives of:

Bank of Ireland, Electric Ireland, Mark Pollock trust, Lidl, Liberty Insurance, RTÉ, Core Sponsorship, Sport Ireland, Sport England, Cricket Ireland, the GAA, Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Camogie Association, Women’s Sport Collective, West Ham United, Fearless Women, Swim Ireland, Swim England, Olympic Federation of Ireland, Team GB, European Tour, Allianz, TG4, Special Olympics Ireland, Golf Ireland, SSE Airtricity, Musgrave, Cullen Communications, Teneo, TU Dublin, PwC, Gaelic Players Association, FAI, Legacy Communications, William Fry, Mason, Hayes and Curran, Liverpool FC, Sports Tours International, Trinity College Dublin, Sheffield Hallam University, Ulster University, Student Sport Ireland, Scottish Student Sport, M&C Saatchi and many more…


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This is always one of our most popular events of the year and this year even more so as we gather in person for the first time on this subject since November 2019.  We are looking forward to welcoming many old friends and plenty of new ones to see what we can achieve together.




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