Asisat Oshoala To Speak At FIFA Women’s Football And Leadership Conference


Nigeria international and Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala has been listed alongside other football legends to speak at the second edition of the FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership Conference, in the headquarters of FIFA, Zurich, Switzerland on March 7, 2016.

Other speakers listed for the conference include tennis icon and founder of Women’s Sport Foundation, Billie Jean King, former USA women’s football player, Abby Wambach, Chief Executive Director of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, Samar Nassar and General Secretary of the French Football Association, Brigitte Henriques.

Also speaking at the conference are Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport and Kristin Hetle, Director of Strategic Partnerships at UN Women and the FIFA Executive Committee representatives.

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The conference, which is entitled, ‘Equality Through Reform’ will bring together diverse voices from sport and wider society to channel a roadmap in which women in football can be further promoted.

Also, the conference, which coincides with the annual celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March) as an annual event and a focal point for women in sport and leadership, is part of FIFA’s commitment to promote, develop and invest in women’s football so that the sport and those who play it can grow to their full potential across the world.

The event is a proactive step forward for FIFA to listen, learn and drive progress, a signal of intent for a new era of development and engagement in women’s football.

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Panel speakers on Taking women’s football to the next level:

Asisat Lamina Oshoala (Nigeria national team player)

Abby Wambach (USA national team player)

Samar Nassar (Chief Executive Director, Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016)

Barbara Slater (Directo, BBC Sport)

Brigitte Henriques (General Secretary, French Football Association)

Panel speakers on Diversity for success:

Ebru Köksal (FIFA consultant)

Michael Kimmel (Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University)

Donna de Varona (Olympic Champion, lead advisor to the EY Women Athletes Business Network)

Felicite Rwemarika (Executive member and Chairwoman, Women’s Football Commission at the Rwandan Football Association)

Annie Zaidi (Founder, CoachAnnieZ Foundation)

Panel speakers on 2016 FIFA reforms – women’s football and women in football:

Sunil Gulati (President, United States Soccer Federation)

Moya Dodd (Co-opted member, FIFA Executive Committee)

Sarai Bareman (Deputy General Secretary, OFC)

Sylvia Schenk (CAS arbitrator)

Amanda Davies (Anchor/Correspondent, CNN Sports)

A FIFA representative

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