International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s day, Sport Ireland are hosting a Women in Sport Leadership Webinar on Monday the 8th of March from 1pm to 2pm.

We encourage CEOs, Coordinators, Board Members, Senior Leaders/Management, Women in Sport Leads and all Sport Sector employees/volunteers with an interest in leadership and gender equality in sport to attend. Men are most definitely welcome to attend.

This webinar will further explore the topic of women in leadership covering everything from leading in an organisation, to mentoring, to inspiring others to lead. The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose to Challenge’. We will hear from the leaders mentioned below on whether this is a relevant theme in their work or if they think sport has turned a corner when it comes to gender equality.  

Introduction: John Treacy, Chief Executive, Sport Ireland

Keynote 1 : Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht Jack Chambers TD

Keynote 2 : Dr Trisha Leahy, PhD (Psychology), JD (Law); SBS, BBS is the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Sports Institute, the Governments designated agency providing Hong Kong’s elite sports training system. Dr Leahy has also previously worked at the Australian Institute of Sport, where she was awarded the Australia Medal for services to Olympic sport in 2000.

MC: Joanne Cantwell, RTÉ and Sport Ireland Women in Sport Committee Member

Panellist 1: Sinead McNulty, CEO, Camogie Association

Panellist 2: Kristine Meenaghan, Coordinator, Cork Local Sports Partnership

Panellist 3: Niamh O’Sullivan, Director of High Performance, Sport Ireland

Further details will be shared in due course with all registered attendees.

This is a free event hosted by Sport Ireland, if you wish to attend, please register your place by following the below link.

The deadline for registering for this event is 12pm on Friday the 5th of March 2021.