Leaders Meet: Diversity
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Leaders Meet: Diversity
In partnership with Facebook

Leaders Meet: Diversity
In partnership with Facebook

Leaders Meet: Diversity
In partnership with Facebook

Leaders Meet: Diversity
In partnership with Facebook

Leaders Meet: Diversity
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Leaders Meet: Diversity


Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Here at Leaders we also recognise the power that sport has to connect people and create change, which is why we are delighted to bring you a series of events, Women In Sport and Black Excellence, that aim to champion excellence in diversity within the industry, accelerate the pace of change and inspire the next generation of sports executives.


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Chain Conversations

The Chain Conversations content series brings together leaders from across professional sport to share their personal stories of leadership. The series of conversations between executives from a variety of backgrounds working within sport aim to inspire and energise you, and showcase why diverse thinking makes for better business.

With every new conversation, the previous interviewee becomes the interviewer, to continue the chain. This edition features Liverpool FC’s Katerina Tornari, with former interviewee Clare Briegal, CEO of the International Netball Federation, now asking the questions.

Chain Conversations – Laura McQueen and Clare Briegal (10 June)

Chain Conversations – Clare Briegal and Katerina Tornari (24 June)

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Previous Event Speakers

Dennis Thomas

Commissioner, Mid Eastern Athletic Conference

Joanna Coates

Chief Executive Officer, UK Athletics


Dan Reed

VP, Global Sports and Media Partnerships, Facebook

Kim Davis

EVP, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives and Legislative Affairs, National Hockey League

Sue Day

Chief Financial Officer, Rugby Football Union

Collette Roche

Chief Operating Officer, Manchester United


Dr. Maurice Stinnett

VP, Diversity and Inclusion, Brooklyn Nets

Ellie Norman

Director of Marketing and Communications, F1



Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, United States Tennis Association (USTA)


Lisa Murray

Global Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon


Giulia Zecchini

Commercial Business Intelligence Manager, F1

Zaheer Benjamin

Head of Global Partnerships Strategy, Real Madrid C.F.

Yao Williams

Head of International Partnerships & Content, Athletes First Partners

Val Ackerman

Commissioner, Big East Conference


Renée E. Tirado

Global Head, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Gucci


Jessica Creighton

Freelance Broadcaster and Journalist, BBC

Brandon Gayle

Executive Vice President – Revenue, Brand & Communications, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Ronit Larone

Vice President of Content & Marketing Integration, NFL Media


Steph Tsang

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, New York Road Runners


Benny Bonsu

Women’s Sports Editorial Lead, GiveMeSport


Diane Gotua

Global Business Operations & USA Basketball Lead, NBA


Rebecca Martin

Head of The 02, 02 Telephonica


Chris Grant

Independent Board Member, Sport England


Rebecca Smith

Global Executive Director of the Women’s Game, COPA90


Amy Hopfinger

Director of Events, US Soccer Federation