| Sep 5, 2019

Throughout our 2018 & 2019 Leaders Meet: Diversity series with Facebook Leaders has heard directly from across the global sports industry how critical it is to elevate a continuing discussion around the future of a more diverse industry. Leaders has a genuine ambition in 2019 to shift the representation of women both on stage and in the audience and in order to do that, we must make it a more inspiring & actionable proposition, in addition to a more welcoming environment for women working in sport.

With that in mind, Leaders are excited to launch a programme of thought-provoking events and experiences throughout Leaders Week 2019 to offer women in sports business a launchpad to enter 2020 energised and equipped to grow in the industry.

We recognise we won’t hit the sweet spot for everyone who feels passionately about a more diverse industry in one go, so please take the time to share your feedback directly with us.



Check out what we’ve got planned for you throughout Leaders Week:

Side note: All of this is open and extremely relevant to men in the industry too. In fact, having a diverse group of individuals join the conversation is critical to the future.


Leaders Meet: Diversity; An Evening With…

Monday 7 October – 6.30pm – 10pm (@ Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge)

Join us for an inspirational evening of personal stories and kick off Leaders Week with a chance to meet those people and organisations who are driving a diverse industry.

250 complimentary passes available on a first-come-first-serve basis

A Masterclass in the Future of Women in Sport: hosted by Val Ackerman

Tuesday 8 October – 11.30 am – 1pm (@ The Sport Business Summit, Twickenham Stadium)

This will be a positive, action-focused series of private peer-to-peer roundtable discussions following an introduction from Val Ackerman, founding commissioner of the WNBA. The masterclass aims to identify how as an industry, and you, as individuals, can adopt forward focused principles to drive change in your own career and within your organisation.

60 spaces available on a first-come-first-serve basis

Leaders Workshop: The Power of Coaching & Mentoring Skills

Wednesday 9 October – 10am – 1pm (@ The Sport Business Summit, Twickenham Stadium)

Great mentoring goes beyond coffee and a chat. This workshop, delivered by expert coaches, will be a super-charged skill-focused three hours arming both mentors and mentees with the frameworks and questions you can adopt in order to maximise mentoring relationships. You may even meet your next mentor or mentee.

60 spaces available on a first-come-first-serve basis

On the Headline Stage throughout The Sport Business Summit

You can also expect to see an enhanced focus on women’s sport across the main programme at The Sport Business Summit with C-suite execs from big brands like Gillette, DHL and Visa discussing their investment into women’s sport rights, and powerhouses like Nita Ambani, Owner of the Mumbai Indians, sharing their vision for the future of women’s sport on the new 550-person Headline Stage at Twickenham.


Claim 19% off your Leaders Week pass & join our most inclusive Leaders Week yet

As part of our commitment to championing a more inclusive industry and making Leaders Week a welcoming place for women in the industry, we’re offering 19% off passes to Leaders Week (that’s the current gender pay gap by the way) to any woman who wants to attend the Summit but has been in two minds. We also want to recognise those men in the industry who continue to champion a more diverse industry so for any man who books on with a woman you can also take advantage of one of the discounted passes while they last.

You can use the code LEADERSWIS19 to claim one of 200 passes available at the discounted rate.


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