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Empower Conference 2018: Women in Sport

Empower Conference 2018: Women in Sport

Join us for a unique insight into how women’s sport is portrayed across Europe – and how together we can champion change.


Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:30


United Kingdom

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.

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

To name just a few.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 From media coverage and stereotypes to outdated PE lessons and sports boardrooms– what needs to change if we are to normalise sport for women and girls?

Additional contributors to be announced.

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

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