5 October 2018 9:40 - 10:20
While the world has taken great strides in the last 100 years to advance gender equality, it is critical to continue and expand upon this forward momentum to build a world characterised by universal equal rights for women and men. Promoting gender equality in all industries, from business and politics to entertainment and sport, is hugely relevant in today’s world; however, much remains to be done to ensure that women and girls are given an equal opportunity to succeed; provided with fair and equal pay; and protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse. This session will discuss the challenges women in sport face, and it will explore how sport can be used as a tool for empowering women and girls and for moving the needle towards gender parity.
Moderator: Evelyn Watta, Vice President, International Sports Press Association & News Producer, Olympic Channel, Kenya
- Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak, Global Vice Chair - Public Policy, EY & Founder, EY Women Athletes Business Network (WABN), United States
- Marisol Casado, IOC Member, President of the International Triathlon Union & IOC Gender Equality Review Working Group Chair, Spain
- Brian Lewis, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee and Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committee (CANOC) & IOC Gender Equality Review Project Working Group Member, Trinidad & Tobago
- Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director, UN Women