Relive Women and Girls in Sport: Imagine. Believe. Achieve. 

On Thursday 30 July, the Alliance hosted an online conference entitled Women and Girls in Sport: Imagine. Believe. Achieve.

The virtual event informed key stakeholders on the progress made and the challenges remaining in achieving cross-gender equality in the UK sports sector and identified opportunities for the UK to contribute significantly to global progress in this area.

We welcomed guests from within and outside the sector who are advocates and experts of women and sport and we were delighted to be joined by an impressive line-up of speakers, including Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, member of the International Olympic Committee, Anita DeFrantz and the Minister for Sport, Nigel Huddleston MP.

Watch the full conference by session below.



Youtube link

Welcome to the conference

Dr Jackie Sebire, Board Member

Chair’s opening remarks

Lisa Wainwright

Message from the Chair of the Women and Equalities Commons Select Committee

Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP

LeadHERship: Female representation at board level


Amanda Bennett 

Annamarie Phelps CBE

Session 1

ResHERch: Research trends in female sport


Professor Dr Elizabeth Pike

Alison Donnelly

Kate Nicholson

Session 2

EmpowHERment: Drivers of female participation in sport and physical activity


Fadumo Olow

Panel Session: Questions and comments from the floor

Contributors: :

 All speakers at the morning session


Session 3

Welcome back and Chair’s opening remarks

Contributors: Stephanie Hilborne OBE

HERstory: Women and girls in society and the role of sport


Nigel Huddleston MP 

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE


Session 4

IntHERnational Sport: Women’s representation in international sport


Anita DeFrantz 

Sally Munday MBE

Panel Session: Questions and comments from the floor

Contributors: : 

All speakers at afternoon session


Session 5

* Unfortunately the Sport and Recreation Alliance does not own the rights to the Muslim Girls fence video shown during the conference.