Baroness Campbell to participate in UK's first 'Women on Boards' breakfast debateSubscribe
UK Sport 01 November 2012
Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of UK Sport, will take part in the UK’s inaugural Boardroom Breakfast event organised by Women on Boards, a UK-wide organisation for women seeking to leverage their professional skills and experience into board and leadership roles.
The event, taking place in Canary Wharf on the 6th November, is a post-Olympic discussion on sports boards, aimed at those interested in learning more about how sporting bodies are governed, and potentially in joining the board of a UK sporting body. Baroness Campbell will be leading the conversation with Ruth Medd, Chair of Women on Boards Australia and one of the co-founders of Women on Boards. Both women are passionate about wanting to see more women on the UK’s sports boards.
Baroness Campbell said: “I have dedicated my whole life to sport as an athlete, coach and advocate for sport to inspire and change lives. I feel that I have made a difference in the organisations I have represented at Board level because of the experience, insight and passion I bring to the table.
"I am certainly not alone in having such qualities that can make a difference at a senior leadership level, but the numbers tell a different story. This has to change, not least because the people impacted by businesses and organisations are simply missing out on these invaluable voices that can and will make the difference.”
To register for this event you first need to sign-up to be a member of the network, which is free. The cost of this event is £25 (inc VAT), of which £5 will go to the charity, Wellbeing of Women. Space is limited so if you are interested in attending sign up ASAP as demand is high for this event.
The post-Olympic Boardroom Conversation will also be hosted in Edinburgh on 12 November with Louise Martin, Chair of Sport Scotland and UK Sport Board Member, and in Manchester on 14 November with Suzanne Redfern from the England & Wales Cricket Board.
You can read more about UK Sport's Women and Leadership Development Programme here.