Women in Sport – About

Women in Sport – Next Generation “Our vision is a world where women and men have equal opportunities… The message is clear: Gender discrimination has no place!

Women in Sport “The Next Generation” 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 3-5 December 2019 as we discuss and debate the empowering benefits of sport.

Key Themes:

  • Gender Gap – Attitudes Towards Physical Activity in Teenagers 78% of 14-16-year-old girls understand that physical activity is important, yet only 28% enjoy taking part.
  • Changing the Game for Girls – Getting Girls Active
  • The Influence of Elite of Sport Stars – The next generation
  • An emphasis on sporting competence as a measure of professional value, limits opportunities for capable women with the relevant skills, within the sector.
  • Redressing the gender imbalance at the top, is not enough. In addition, it is vital to address the barriers within the culture of sports organisations.
  • This is not about men versus women, but progress, opportunity and a better working environment for all.
  • Identify the cultural issues that exist.
  • Our core elements to which sports organizations 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.