Archive | January, 2015

First WIS Conference – Speaker Clara Pietri

Clara was born in 1995 and is of Swiss and French nationality. She attends school in Lausanne at the Gymnase Auguste Piccard, a school that has nine special classes to accommodate the needs of artists and top athletes. Her days are filled with class, three hours of golf training and a good hour and a […]

First WIS Conference – Speaker Dominique Niyonizigiye

Dominique Niyonizigiye manages the Women and Sport and Peace through Sport Programmes within the Department of International Cooperation and Development of the International Olympic Committee. Before joining the IOC, she worked for the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Côte d’Ivoire as well as for the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs in Nepal and […]

First WIS Conference – Speaker Karen Espelund

Deputy chief executive for the Sør-Trøndelag county authority at the Sør-Trøndelag Fylkeskommune, Karen Espelund has been passionate about football since her early childhood. She began playing with the Trondheims-Ørn club, and played more than 300 matches, also serving as a club board member from the age of 17. A midfielder, she played two times for […]

First WIS Conference – Speaker Anna Falth

Anna Falth is the Manager of the Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment. She initiated consultations for this global online platform and brought it to its global launch during the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly in September 2013. She is now launching the Business Hub for Gender equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment as […]

First WIS Conference – More than 60 participants

With one month to go to the event, already more than 60 women have confirmed their attendance to the conference that will take place on 19 February 2015 in Nyon, Switzerland. The speakers present come from all areas of sports as well as from UN Women. They will provide the latest information and experiences of […]