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18 October 2018

Empower Conference 2018

Museum of London, EC2Y 5HN


#EmpowerCon18

100 years after women first voted in the UK, the rights and freedoms of women and girls have come a long way. But in 2018, our society is still not an equal playing field. Could sport offer the solution? Join us on 18 October 2018 as we discuss and debate the empowering benefits of sport.

We’ll be joined by trailblazers, record breakers and campaigners to learn, discuss and celebrate how sport can help us reach a fairer future. To purchase tickets click here.

Our stellar line-up includes:

Judy Murray – tennis coach and former captain of the GB Fed Cup team

Helen Skelton – BBC broadcaster and Guinness World Record-breaker

Laura Bates – writer, campaigner and founder of the Everyday Sexism Project

Rebecca Adlington – Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medal-winning swimmer

Catherine Mayer – co-founder and President of the Women’s Equality Party and award-winning journalist

Sophie Christiansen – British dressage rider and eight-time Paralympic champion

Anna Kessel – sports writer, campaigner and co-founder of Women in Football

Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent
– World Cup winning cricketer and broadcaster

Stephen Lyle –Commissioning Editor for Sport at Channel 4

Jennie Price –Chief Executive of Sport England

Key Themes

* Throughout history, determined women have paved the way for a more equal society – and in 2018 this is more relevant than ever. We’ll hear from the trailblazers, record-breakers and tireless campaigners who are empowering future generations.
*Are women and girls being welcomed into sport? From media coverage and stereotypes to outdated PE lessons and sports boardrooms– what needs to change if we are to normalise sport for women and girls?
*Hear about our new research investigating the media coverage of women’s sport in Sweden, Romania, Greece, Malta and the UK. This joint project uncovers key trends in the visibility of women’s sport in the media and brings to life examples of best practice, with learnings on how together we can work towards a fairer future.

Additional contributors to be announced.

More information on the day can be found here.

Located at the iconic Museum of London, delegates will also get behind-the-scenes insights and access to the Museum’s new Votes for Women exhibition and The London 2012 Cauldron: Designing a Moment exhibition.

Lunch and refreshments are included.
#EmpowerCon18

Women in Sport reserve the right to amend the speakers and/or programme content at any point.

Speakers

Judy Murray

Judy Murray

Catherine Mayer

Catherine Mayer

Helen Skelton

Helen Skelton

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Anna Kessel

Anna Kessel

Sophie Christiansen

Sophie Christiansen

Stephen Lyle

Stephen Lyle