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| Jul 28, 2016
This high-profile event returns for a second year, to put women and sport, in focus.

Following the huge success of last year’s event, which saw Judy Murray, Olympic medalist Lizzy Yarnold, and Brooklyn Nets President, Irina Pavlova, take to the stage, Leaders is proud to announce the second edition of Leaders Meet: The Game Changers, a part of Leaders Week.


This unique day of thought leadership will showcase world class examples of growing audiences and fan bases for women’s sports, driving participation, connecting with female consumers and highlighting the challenges female executives face in careers in sport. With greater participation levels amongst women and successful leaders making their mark in other industries, the outlook is positive and this day will continue to push the boundaries in sport.

This invite-only event is officially supported by Sky Sports and Chelsea FC and the speaker line up so far includes, Barney Francis, Managing Director, Sky Sports, Richard Clark, Marketing Director, boohoo.com, and Rosie Underwood, Style Director at OK! Magazine. It will see 300 senior figures from around the world come together to discuss one of the most talked about topics in sport and business. Some of the topics that will be covered throughout the day are:

  • The importance of women to global sport
  • How brands target and interact with women through sport
  • The growth and development of women’s sport
  • The evolving media coverage of women’s sport
  • Engaging and marketing to female fans
  • Opportunities for women to reach and succeed at the top of the sports industry

James Worrall, CEO and Founder of Leaders commented “This high profile event was incredibly successful in 2015, with game changing conversations, debates, panels, and issues being addressed by some of the most influential women in sport. This topic is something we feel passionate about here at Leaders and from the overwhelming feedback and support we gained from the last event, we knew we had to build on this, and continue to contribute to the global dialogue around this subject. The international gathering of senior men and women who attend this thought provoking summit will be the people who move the sports industry forward.

Senior executives from the following organizations are already confirmed to attend: BBC, NBA, City Football Group, FC Porto, Manchester United, FIFA, NFL, Invictus Games, All England Lawn Tennis Club, Australian Paralympic Committee, Brentford FC, British Rowing, Discovery Communications, England Basketball, Formula E, Fox Sports, Harlequin FC, Manchester City, Leicester Tigers, Mercedes AMG F1, Muslim Women’s Sport Foundation, World Rugby, Sport England, Volleyball England, Women in Racing, Welsh Rugby Union.

Leaders Week is taking place in London, 4-7 October, and will bring over 2,400 international CEO and director-level sports executives together through:

For further information on Leaders Meet: The Game Changers, or any other event in Leaders Week, please enquire below.

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