8:30 – 9:10

Registration, Tea and Coffee

09:10 – 09:20

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Steph Hilbourne

Stephanie Hilborne OBE

Chief Executive, Women in Sport

09:20 – 10:30

Panel Discussion: Assessing the Importance of Visibility and Coverage in Developing Sport

  • Outlining the importance of visibility and media coverage in developing sports
  • Creating viewing habits: how to attract and retain audiences
  • Utilising opportunities to commercialise women’s sports: reward, sponsorship and boosting investment
Questions and Discussion
10:10 – 10:30
Tammy Parlour MBE

Tammy Parlour MBE

CEO and Co-Founder, Women’s Sport Trust

Anna Thompson

Anna Thompson

Women’s Sport Lead, BBC

Stacey Pope

Dr Stacey Pope

Associate Professor in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Durham University

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Jordan Williamson

Associate Director, CSM Sport & Entertainment

Jo Osbourne

Jo Osborne

Women's Sport Lead, Sky Sports

10:30 – 10:45

Keynote Address: Creating Opportunities and Maintaining Momentum

  • Carrying forward the growth of women’s sport: building on the successes, and lessons learnt, from recent major sporting events
  • Creating opportunities for women, from grassroots participation, to senior management positions
  • Priorities for the forthcoming Sports Strategy
  • Balancing the playing field: achieving parity with men’s sports

Read Minister Stuart Andrew’s speech in full

Questions and Discussion
10:40 – 10:45
Stuart Andrew

The Rt. Hon. Stuart Andrew MP

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Civil Society, and Minister for Equalities

10:45 – 11:35

Panel Discussion: Promoting Inclusion, Equality and Fairness in Women’s Sport

  • Exploring transgender inclusion in women’s sport
  • Outlining opportunities to work creatively and innovatively to enable participation
  • Understanding the challenges faced by disadvantaged communities, including LGBTQ+, BAME women and girls, and older women
Questions and Discussion
11:15 - 11:35
Joanna Harper

Joanna Harper

Transgender Athlete; and Doctoral Researcher and Visiting Fellow for Transgender Athletic Research, Loughborough University

Baz Moffat

Baz Moffat

Co-Founder, The Well HQ; and Former GB Rower

Kate Aldridge

Interim EDI Director, England and Wales Cricket Board

11:35 – 12:10

Networking Break

A face-to-face opportunity to meet your colleagues and make new connections

12:10 – 13:00

Case Study: Priorities for Developing Young Talent through Grassroots Sport

  • Assessing the barriers to sport and improving participation
  • Exploring priorities for funding, particularly in relation to facilities
  • Tackling challenges in women’s sport, such as accessibility in disadvantaged communities
  • Supporting young talent and harnessing potential
Questions and Discussion
12:40 – 13:00

Zainab Alema

Player, Richmond Women RFC; Founder, Studs in the Mud; and The Times Grassroots Sportswoman of the Year 2020

Sophie McCall

Sophie McCall

Head of Development and Participation, Scottish Cycling

Rajma Begum

Rajma Begum

National Sports Diversity Manager, Wales Council for Voluntary Action

13:00 – 13:25

Case Study: Paving a Future for Women’s Sport - Inspiring the Next Generation

  • Breaking down barriers
  • Exploring a personal journey and what success looks like
  • The importance of role models: supporting and inspiring the next generation
Questions and Discussion
13:15 – 13:25
Mercy Brown

Mercy Brown

International Weightlifter and PhD Researcher

13:25 – 13:30

Chair’s Closing Remarks

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