To mark International Women’s day, Sport Ireland are hosting a Women in Sport Leadership Webinar on Monday 8th 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.
Sport Ireland – Women in Sport Resources
Coaching the Female Athlete:
Sport Ireland Coaching hosted a presentation and Q&A with coaches to discover how each of them gets the best out of the athletes they coach and the experiences they have of coaching women.
Hear from Hayley Harrison (Sport Ireland), Sue Ronan (Football Coach), Jon Mackey (Kickboxing Coach) and Fran Ronan (Swim Coach and Wexford Sports Partnership)
Go with the Flow- Menstrual Cycle and the Female Athlete:
Facilitated by Dr. Sharon Madigan, Performance Nutritionist at the Sport Ireland Institute, Go with the Flow – Menstrual Cycle and the Female Athlete included a presentation from Dr. Kirsty Elliott Sale on her recent research followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Katie Leydon and Irish boxing champion Ceire Smith.
Active During Pregnancy:
This panel discussion featured facilitator Tarja Owens, Naomi Sturdy of Elements Yoga, Yvonne Byrne former Mayo Ladies Goalkeeper and Sinead Brophy of FFS Gyms. The webinar provided insight from current mums, mums to be and experts working in the fitness industry with pregnant women.
All views presented were the individual speakers opinions and anyone looking for advice or to be active during pregnancy is encouraged to seek medical advice.