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Women in Sport is teaming up with the Sport and Recreation Alliance for an exclusive event from 3:30pm- 6:30pm on Thursday 28th April at Portland Hall, University of Westminster.

Bringing together Women’s Sport Network and the Alliance Directors Club, Race to the top: Raising the bar for gender equality on sports boards will discuss issues of gender equality in sports leadership.

Women in Sport’s annual report – Trophy Women? No More Board Games – examines the presence of female leaders in UK Sport and Sport England funded sports bodies. The findings from the most recently published edition include:

  • Overall female representation in NGB boardrooms has increased by 3% since 2014, but women still represent only 30% of NGB directors
  • 43% of executive leadership roles are held by women
  • Of 62 organisations included in the report, only 10 had female CEOs, 10 had female chairs and 11 had female performance directors

The event, co-chaired by the organisations’ Chief Executives Ruth Holdaway and Emma Boggis , will build upon the issues highlighted in the report, addressing the factors affecting the promotion and improvement of female representation on sports boards. This will include discussion with a fantastic panel, including:

  • Daniela Bauch; Board Member, British Wrestling
  • Amanda Fone; Founder & CEO, f1 Recruitment
  • Jem Lawson; Chair, British Wrestling

This event is for anyone interested in finding out more about diversity in sports leadership, particularly those hoping to learn how it can be improved. The event also offers an opportunity to network and share best practice with others from across the sector.

The event is free to members of the Women’s Sport Network which has recently re-opened for membership.

Entry for non-members is charged at £25.

To register for your place please click here.