Women in Sport Week

Women in Sport
March 2022

Women in Sport Week

 

Women in Sport (WIS) week is taking place March 7th– 13th.

The aim of Women in Sport Week is to:

  • Celebrate every women and girl who plays, coaches, officiates, volunteers, works in and leads out on Women in Sport.
  • Promote and highlight the ongoing work of Sport Ireland, NGBs, LSPs and other stakeholders and clubs under the topic of Women in Sport.
  • Highlight some of the programmes/initiatives funded by Sport Ireland Women in Sport Programme.
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This year’s Women in Sport Week is focused on four areas – Active Participation, Coaching and Officiating, Visibility & Leadership and Governance. 

Sport Ireland’s vision for women in sport is one where women have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential, while enjoying a lifelong involvement in sport.

Check out the schedule of Sport Ireland events below. You can also check out the websites and social media channels of the various National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships to see what they have planned for the action packed week!

Saturday 5th March

Sport Ireland and parkrun are linking up to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women in Sport Week 2022 on Saturday 5th and 12th March.

Tell your friends, bring your family, call your neighbours, and head down to your local event and take part in whatever way suits you.

You can find out more about the event here - celebrating-women-and-girls-this-international-women’s-day.

Monday 7th March

THEME: VISIBILITY

Sport Ireland Webinar: Visibility of Women in Sport 2022

When: 7th March 2022 - 09:30 - 10:30

Where: Zoom Webinar

This Sport Ireland webinar will look at the visibility of women in sport globally and in Ireland, the progress that has been made and where further progress can be made. Part of this session will give practical tips on how National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships can progress the visibility of their women in sport programmes.

Join the webinar here.

 

Keep an eye on the Sport Ireland social media channels throughout the day for some exclusive athlete focused Women in Sport content!

Tuesday 8th March

THEME: LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE

Sport Ireland Webinar: Champions of Check, Challenge and Change to #BreaktheBias

When: International Women’s Day, 8th March 2022 - 15:00-16:00

Where: Zoom Webinar

To mark International Women’s day, Sport Ireland is hosting a Women in Sport Leadership Webinar on Monday the 8th of March from 3pm to 4pm.

We encourage CEOs, Coordinators, Board Members, Senior Leaders/Management, Women in Sport Leads and all Sport Sector employees/volunteers with an interest in leadership and gender equality in sport to attend. All genders are welcome to attend.

We have fully embraced the theme for International Women’s Day of #BreaktheBias.  We will hear from the leaders below on their experiences in this area, what work is being done and ultimately how we all have the power to become champions of check, challenge and change to #breakthebias in the sports sector.

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/wis-week-champions-of-check-challenge-and-change-to-breakthebias-webinar-tickets-276579335237

Wednesday 9th March

THEME: ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

Keep an eye on the Sport Ireland website and social media channels throughout for some exclusive participation themed content!

Thursday 10th March

THEME: COACHING & OFFICIATING

Sport Ireland Webinar: Panel discussions on ‘Respect and Allyship’

When: 10th March 2022 - 13:00 - 14:15

Where: Zoom Webinar

Adrian Byrne will host the conversation with three excellent coaches/leaders discussing their coaching philosophy and experiences as strong, successful women. Our guests will be Niamh Buffini (Taekwando and paralympic and olympic coach) and , Cliodhna O'Connor (Dublin All star and Dublin Hurling Coach )and Sue Ramsbottom ( Laois Allstar, Irish Defence Forces commandant and Irish Rugby Irish capped player).

The webinar is suitable for all who coach female athletes/teams from teens to adult level, club to representative focused.

A webinar of panel discussions and keynotes from those who have navigated a space where certain bias or perceptions have existed, or still exist, or where men have been or currently are an ally of women and support them in their achievements.

Women traditionally make up less numbers when it comes to coaching and officiating. This is even more so the case when women break the mold and coach/officiate male athletes or sports. This narrative is changing and speeding up every day. Join the conversation to find out how you can be an ally of and to women in officiating and coaching and help excel this momentum.

Register Here.

Friday 11th March

THEME: MENTORSHIP

Sport Ireland Webinar: M-POWER Mentoring

When: Friday 11th March

Where: Zoom Webinar

Sport Ireland is delighted to invite you to the M-POWER Mentoring Webinar. This webinar is suitable for everyone – people who seek a Mentor or those who would like to become one.

Mentorship for women is one of the fastest ways to accelerate their career and development in the workplace. The M-POWER Mentoring Programme provides women with both male and female mentors that support their personal and professional growth. We would like you to join in this conversation to find out how male leaders are mentoring women and vice-versa and the benefits of mentorship to both men and women in the sector.

Kesiena Ebenade will facilitate the discussion with three mentors and three mentees discussing their mentoring experiences, knowledge, and impact of mentorship.

Find out more and register here.

Saturday 12th March

Sport Ireland and parkrun are linking up to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women in Sport Week 2022 on Saturday 5th and 12th March.

Tell your friends, bring your family, call your neighbours, and head down to your local event and take part in whatever way suits you.

You can find out more about the event here - celebrating-women-and-girls-this-international-women’s-day.