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2015 FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership Conference

2015 FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership Conference

As part of its annual celebrations around International Women’s Day (IWD), FIFA will host a one-day conference covering key topics related to women’s football and women in sport governance.


03/06/2015 00:00


Zurich, Switzerland

The FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership Conference is set to take place at the home of FIFA in Zurich and will bring together experts from across the world of football and further afield to present the latest research and information about new strategies to further grow the women’s game and increase representation of women in leadership positions.

FIFA President Blatter will officially open the conference while the list of high-profile guest speakers will include: Lydia Nsekera, FIFA executive committee member; Moya Dodd, co-opted member of the FIFA executive committee and chairwoman of the FIFA Task Force for Women’s Football; Hope Powell, former England international and head coach; and Nadine Kessler, current German international and FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year. Additional guest speakers and panel members will be revealed shortly

The event kicks off a year in which women’s football will be firmly in the spotlight due to the staging of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada from 6 June to 5 July as well the 6th FIFA Women’s Football Symposium in Vancouver from 3-5 July, which will bring together around 500 representatives of FIFA’s member associations to discuss the ongoing and future development of women’s football.

Meanwhile, in terms of development, FIFA has doubled its funding for women’s football for the 2015-2018 cycle.

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on 8 March and is a day of global celebration marking the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

It has been observed since the early 1900s and this year’s theme is “Make it Happen”.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]


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