Everything in Sport – Women Edition “Our vision is a world where women and men have equal opportunities… The message is clear: Gender discrimination has no place!
Everything in Sport “Women Edition” want the number of women leading and influencing in sport to grow, and to develop solutions to the cultural barriers which currently exist globally. Sport is one of the most powerful platforms for promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls.
EIS team has an important responsibility to take action when it comes to gender equality – a basic human right of profound importance. Great progress has been made in promoting gender equality in terms of balancing the total number of sporting athletes participating in sport, offering leadership development, advocacy and awareness campaigns, and more recently appointing more women to leadership roles within the administration and governance. Many stakeholders have also implemented significant gender equality initiatives so that girls and women around the world are being given greater access and the opportunity to participate in sport. However, there are still many challenges to be addressed.
So we call on all sports organisations to encourage and push for senior level female representation and establish recruitment and promotion systems that give a fair chance to any deserving candidate. Our conference lays out the core elements to which sports organisations should aspire, to build upon successes so far, and promote the benefits of having more women on boards and at executive level. Having a more equitable balance of men and women at senior levels of sports bodies is a clear win for us and for most in the sports sector.
In 2019, our society is still not an equal playing field. Could sport offer the solution? Join us on 3-4 December 2019 as we discuss and debate the empowering benefits of sport.