Next week (April 16-18), stakeholders from across the global anti-doping system will come together in London to participate in the fifth Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) Conference.
“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be in your favour”. This iconic quote from the blockbuster Hunger Games links to what I am seeing in relation to the upcoming battle for dominance of eSports broadcasting. As in Hunger Games and the famous Battle Royale gaming format, just one can survive.
As debates regarding transgender athletes continue apace this week it is clear that multiple gender inequalities in sport persist.
We all know we need to recruit people on a skills basis and provide the diversity of thought and appropriate challenge to help sporting organisations innovate and stay ahead of the pack.
In 2017, the year I became the first black female Non-Executive Director of Football in the 138 years in County Football didn’t come by accident. Last year, I was described by Moya Dodd (former FIFA council member) as a “strong, articulate role model and pioneer in Diversity and Inclusion in football”.
This is the future, I thought, as I said my goodbyes to Chris Ramsey and Manisha Tailor at the Kick It Out 25th Anniversary dinner last week.
This International Women’s Day I’m preparing for an international adventure of my own. In May I will leave Women in Sport, after five and a half wonderful (and challenging!) years, for a new role as CEO of Tennis Victoria, in Australia.
Despite half of the world’s population being female, that figure doesn’t translate into 50% of positions of power being held by women globally.
What does the word ‘balance’ mean to you; what phrases or images does it conjure up? Stability? Equality? Proportion? Fairness? What does balance mean for you in the context of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019? #BalanceforBetter is the theme for this year’s IWD.
- Active Lifestyles
- Anti Doping
- Applied Obesity
- Carnegie Great Outdoors
- Clean Sport
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Human Performance
- International Women's Day
- Mental Health
- Outdoor Education
- Physical Activity and Health
- Physical Education
- Sports Broadcasting
- Sports Coaching
- Strength and Conditioning
- Student Support
- Women's Football
- World Cup 2018
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