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Sport has the power to connect people and create change. Here at Leaders, we’re committed to championing diversity and utilising our position at the heart of the sports industry to help catalyse that change.
The Leaders Meet: Diversity Series, delivered in partnership with Facebook, provides the platform for executives within sport to come together to drive diversity within the industry, accelerate the pace of change and inspire the next generation of executives, through thought-leadership events and digital forums.
The Allyship community is open to all executives in the sports industry (at any seniority) who’re committed to driving towards a more diverse and inclusive professional sports industry.
The community is structured to allow industry executives from all backgrounds to self-reflect, and take action on, their personal contribution to a more diverse and inclusive sports industry.
The Black Excellence community provides and assists black and ethnically diverse professionals with access points and opportunities to curated programmes centred on expanding their network, professional development and potential.
The community is open to aspiring and established black executives working within professional sport globally, on and off the field.
The Women in Sport community is open to aspiring and established women working within professional sport globally, on and off the field.
The community aims to provide a supportive and business focused environment for women in the workplace by providing networking and personal development opportunities for career progression.
The Chain Conversations content series brings together a diverse range of executives from across professional sport to share their personal stories of leadership. With every new conversation, the previous interviewee becomes the interviewer to continue the chain; giving you an insight into a range of independent, personal journeys from across the sports industry.
The series of conversations aim to inspire and energise you, and to showcase why diverse thinking makes for better business in sport and beyond. Access the conversations below to hear more.
In recent years, Formula 1 have made significant changes to make the sport more attractive to new audiences across the globe. Here’s how the organisation aims to unleash the power of diversity, remove barriers, nurture talent and inspire change on and off of the track by 2025.
According to Wasserman‘s Collective, there are two consecutive generations of women poised for economic, cultural and social dominance – Gen Z and Millennial Women. They’re paving the way for generations to come, and demanding that brands ride alongside them as they seek to solve some of the most pressing issues facing the world.
Unconscious biases impact all of the decisions that we make as managers. Nielsen‘s ‘Breaking Through Bias Toolkit’ provides a series of recommendations and steps you can use to make your decisions more conscious and avoid the unintended impacts of unconscious bias.
Brand citizenship is no longer simply an above-and-beyond addition to the core of your brand experience, it should be at the core of your brand values. This report by Wasserman looks at the role athletes and artists have as cultural catalysts and provides the playbook on how to create more authentic and meaningful citizenship.
Commissioner, Mid Eastern Athletic Conference
Chief Executive Officer, UK Athletics
VP, Global Sports and Media Partnerships, Facebook
EVP, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives and Legislative Affairs, National Hockey League
Chief Financial Officer, Rugby Football Union
Chief Operating Officer, Manchester United
VP, Diversity and Inclusion, Brooklyn Nets
Director of Marketing and Communications, F1
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, United States Tennis Association (USTA)
Global Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon
Commercial Business Intelligence Manager, F1
Head of Global Partnerships Strategy, Real Madrid C.F.
Head of International Partnerships & Content, Athletes First Partners
Commissioner, Big East Conference
Global Head, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Gucci
Freelance Broadcaster and Journalist, BBC
Executive Vice President – Revenue, Brand & Communications, Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Vice President of Content & Marketing Integration, NFL Media
Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, New York Road Runners
Women’s Sports Editorial Lead, GiveMeSport
Global Business Operations & USA Basketball Lead, NBA
Head of The 02, 02 Telephonica
Independent Board Member, Sport England
Global Executive Director of the Women’s Game, COPA90
Director of Events, US Soccer Federation