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Second Women in Sport Conference – Programme

The Second Women in Sport Conference will take place as follows: Thursday, 26 November 2015 UNI Global Union Avenue Reverdil 8-10 CH-1260 Nyon The programme is: 17.30-18.00 Registration 18.00-18.10 Welcome and introduction 18.10-18.30 Tatjana Haenni, FIFA Success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 18.30-18.50 Brendan Schwab, UNI Global Union The role of the […]

Second Women in Sport Conference

Following the success of the First Women in Sport Conference, we are proud to announce that the Second Women in Sport Conference will take place on Thursday, 26 November 2015 at 18.00 at Uni Global Union’s Headquarters in Nyon (Switzerland) Please save this date and we will provide you with more information in October.

First conference – thoughts by Ursula Lüthi

Observations, reflections and knowledge were being shared – and need to be spread! A lively mix of 150 participants playing sports or working for sports or associated industries showed their interest in the First Women in Sport Conference at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, on 19 February 2015. The facts and figures […]

First Women in Sport Conference – Thank you

Five speakers, 140 attendees and more than two hours of interesting and passionate exchanges about the situation of women in sport. In a few words the summary of this event. The conclusion: there is a need for change on all levels and Women in Sport will be back with further conferences, networking events and initiatives […]

First WIS Conference – Final countdown

Only a few more days left until the first event of Women in Sport that will take place in Nyon, Switzerland with more than 140 participants. The event will provide information about the various programmes that have been put in place by UEFA and the IOC to help promote women not only within their own […]

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 […]