The stage is set now for tomorrow morning’s Sport for Business Women in Sport Conference.

A great lineup of speakers will inform and inspire a room full of those interested in and advocating for the continued advance of Women in Sport.

From sport and from business, from Government and from the media we will gather at the Aviva Stadium to get a strong sense of how much we have travelled but how long the road ahead remains.

If you are joining us you will have received details on admission by now and if not please do get in touch today so we can be sure that everything runs smoothly on the long-awaited return of this special event in person.


0830  Doors Open, light breakfast and networking

0920  Attendees will take their seats in the theatre setting of the Aviva Stadium Media Centre.

0930  Welcome comments from Rob Hartnett

0940  First Keynote Interview with Dr Una May, CEO of Sport Ireland

1005   Knowledge Burst on the Women’s Irish Open with Mark Nolan, CEO of  Dromoland Castle

1010   The Coaching Question with Cliodhna O’Connor  and Lisa Fallon

1035   Knowledge Burst on Sponsorship with Jill Downey of Core Sponsorship

1040   The Importance of Partnership with Aoife Clarke of Lidl Ireland and John Gillick of AIG Ireland

1105    Break

1130    The Olympic Federation Gender Equality Commission with Chair Lochlann Walsh 

1140    EU and IOC Update from Sarah Keane, President of the Olympic Federation of Ireland

1145    Knowledge Burst on the 2022 Women of Influence in Irish Sport

1150    The Visibility Question with Ireland’s only Female National Sports editor Orla McElroy and Neal Cummins of Sky Ireland

1215    Knowledge burst on Social Media with Stephen O’Leary of Olytico

1220   Closing Keynote Interview with Vera Pauw, Manager Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team


There will be opportunities before, during and after the event to make connections and bring more great ideas to life and we are excited to be back into the public space with events that can emphasise the value of connection across the Sport for Business community.

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.



If you cannot see the booking form above go to


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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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