Women and leadership seminar

From the FA

UK Sport, CCPR, the British Olympic Foundation and the Football Association have joined forces to launch the Women and Leadership Development Programme. The launch will take place at the inaugural Women and Sports Leadership seminar at Charlton Athletic FC from 3pm on Thursday August 31, 2006.

The seminar brings together senior female and male figures working in sport, sportswomen, coaches, journalists, blue chip sponsors and chief executives to share the same stage.

BBC Sport’s Clare Balding will compare the event and the keynote speakers already confirmed are Sue Campbell (chair of UK Sport), Olympic gold medallists Sally Gunnell and Denise Lewis, Heather Rabbatts (executive deputy chairman of Millwall FC), Sue Hough (FA councillor and chief executive of the Dorset County FA) and Julia Bracewell (chair of SportScotland).

The Conference aims to act as a catalyst to:

Improve representation of women working in sport
Provide networking opportunities for women to share best practice and contacts
Discuss discrimination and employee rights, and
Increase media coverage of women’s sport

The event will also provide an opportunity to find out about the first UK-wide Women and Leadership Development Programme which will be launched by UK Sport, the British Olympic Foundation and CCPR.

The seminar and launch will be followed by the crucial England Women’s football World Cup qualifier against Holland which kicks off at 8.05pm.

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