Women in Sport Summit 2019

Women in Sport Summit 2019


Women in Sport Summit 2019

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06 - 08 August, 2019 Melbourne

Why this event?

Women deserve equal opportunity in sport, a better chance to participate and greater representation in audiences.

To get there, Australian sporting organisations need to focus on how their leadership and culture, audience growth and commercialisation strategy, participation and game development, and high-performance programs can be improved to facilitate the growth that women’s sport in Australia needs.

Engaging more women and girls in sport is not just about equality, it’s about the health of the sport industry as a whole. It’s simple: More women in sport means a bigger industry.


Building on the success of the inaugural 2018 summit, Women in Sport Summit 2019 will give you clear strategies on how to realise gender equality in your organisation, grow your female audience, boost female participation, cultivate elite pathways for women, and commercialise your women’s game.

Australia’s sport industry movers and shakers will show you how they are doing it and what challenges need to be overcome.

Don’t let your women’s development strategy fall behind at this crucial stage in the growth of our sporting industry.

Key Speakers

Kate Jenkins
Sex Discrimination Commissioner
Australian Human Rights Commission
Craig Tiley
Chief Executive Officer
Tennis Australia
Kate Palmer
Chief Executive Officer
Sport Australia
Carol Fox
Women Sport Australia


SUMMIT AGENDA: DAY 1 – 6 August 2019

SUMMIT AGENDA: DAY 2 – 7 August 2019

Day Three – Post-Conference Workshops – 8 August 2019

Benefits of Attending

  • How sports leaders can drive gender equality
  • Driving grassroots participation of women and girls in your sport
  • Growing fandom, audiences and commercial revenue for women’s sport
  • Cultivating high performance pathways and talent
  • Boosting the profile of women’s sport through broadcasting
  • How schools can better engage girls with sport

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Executive Officer, General Manager
  • Head of Participation and Engagement
  • GM Audiences, Marketing Manager, Commercial Manager
  • GM High Performance
  • Education leaders and Sport Coordinators
  • Broadcasters and Sponsors

Full Speaker Lineup

Kate Jenkins
Sex Discrimination Commissioner
Australian Human Rights Commission
Carolyn Campbell
Chief Executive Officer
Netball NSW
Craig Tiley
Chief Executive Officer
Tennis Australia
The Hon. Martin Pakula
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events
Victoria State Government
Nick Hockley
Chief Executive Officer
ICC T20 World Cup 2020
Marina Go
Suncorp Super Netball
David Barham
Head of Cricket
Seven Network
Giles Thompson
Chief Executive Officer
Racing Victoria
Andrew Hore
Chief Executive Officer
NSW Waratahs & NSW Rugby Union
Jane Woodlands-Thompson
General Manager Women’s Sport
Collingwood Football Club
Chyloe Kurdas
Female Engagement Senior Manager
Golf Australia
Jane Fernandez
GM – FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup Bid
Football Federation Australia
Bronwyn Klei
Chief Executive Officer
Netball SA
Carol Fox
Women Sport Australia
Richard Maloney
Founder & CEO
Quality Mind Global
Rebecca Doyle
General Manager People & Culture
National Rugby League
Michelle Cooper
Triathlon Australia
Libby Sadler
Program Manager
Sport NSW
Anthony Moore
Former Chief Executive Officer
Basketball Australia
Jodie Hawkins
General Manager
Tracey Menzies
Olympic gold medal-winning swimming coach, motivational speaker
Tiarna Ernst
AFL Player and Obstetrician
Gold Coast Suns
Laura Attard
AFL Player, Coach and Teacher
Gold Coast Suns
Stefan Grun
Executive Manager – Marketing & Communications
Darren Birch
GM Growth, Digital and Audiences
Australian Football League
Baden Stephenson
Chief Executive Officer
Melbourne Rebels
Clint Cooper
Chief Executive Officer
Melbourne Stars
Sally Tanner
RMIT Women’s Football Academy
Dr Narelle Eather
Senior Lecturer
The University of Newcastle
Patrick Walker
Australian Sports Foundation
Scott Hargreaves
Commercial Director
World Surf League
Angela Deacon
Judo Australia
Rebecca McIntyre
Project Coordinator,
Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly
Aimee White
Social Cricket Project Officer
Cricket Australia
Tanja van Bokhoven
Sport & Club Development Officer
Confederation of Australian Motor Sport
Joanna Lester
Power Meri
Neil Gray
Participation Manager
Bowls Victoria
Nicole Adamson
Non-Executive Director
Gymnastics Australia
Anne-Marie Phippard
Sport Australia

Event Sponsors and Partners

Testimonials from last year's event

  • Mish Eastman
  • Swinburne University / Executive Director Pathways & Vocational Education

“The content and speakers and networking with participants was really excellent!”

  • Meredith Prime
  • Girls Sport Victoria / Executive Officer

“Strong message of expanding opportunities for women in sport.”

  • 2018 Delegate

"Fantastic insights from a broad selection of sports organisations!"

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