Key Points
  • Challenges and opportunities for closing the participation gap in sport and physical exercise
  • Leverage sporting success to increase media coverage, improve funding streams and grow the women's sport market
  • Delivering diversity in the boardroom and analysing the impact of the Sport Strategy and changes to public funding
Guest of Honour

Ruth Holdaway Chief Executive, Women in Sport

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Overview
Two years on from our last women’s sport forum this event offers an opportunity to discuss and debate the challenges that lay ahead for women’s sport and how parity can be achieved in funding and support at both a grassroots level and in professional sport.

Delegates will discuss next steps for building on the successes of recent campaigns such as This Girl Can and Gameplan for Growth, which have contributed to a record 7.2 million women playing sport regularly, in order to narrow the gender gap on sports participation and open up opportunities for engagement. Discussions will focus on analysing reasons for the 1.5 million sports participation gap between men and women and share best practice on improving the sports and exercise offer to women and girls.

With female athletes across all sports delivering success attendees will debate the growing market for women’s sport and coverage of women’s sport across the media. The audience for the women’s World Cup doubled between 2011 and 2015 and time will be allocated to focus on how others sports can grow their audience and reach, how sponsors and brands can tap into the power and potential of women’s sport.

The issue of sports governance and next steps for improving gender diversity at the highest levels in UK sport will also be discussed.

Speakers

Ruth Holdaway Chief Executive, Women in Sport

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Venue details

Central London


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