Oshoala, Billie Jean King to speak at FIFA’s Leadership Conference


Asisat Oshoala: wins BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year (2015)
Taiwo Adelu
Nigeria’s female football star, Asisat Lamina Oshoala will join other sports icons across the world to speak at the the second edition of the FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership Conference, which will take place at the Home of FIFA on Monday, 7 March.
Apart from Oshoala, a former African women footballer award winner, sports icon Billie Jean King is also among high-profile speakers confirmed for the Leadership Conference entitled ‘Equality Through Reform’.
The conference will bring together diverse voices from sport and wider society to discuss ways in which women’s football and women in football can be further promoted – particularly in light of recent reform proposals.
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.
Billie Jean King, founder of Women’s Sport Foundation; Kristin Hetle, Director of Strategic Partnerships at UN Women, and FIFA Executive Committee representatives, Lydia Nsekera, Sonia Bien-Aime and Moya Dodd, will kick off the panel discussions.
Panel speakers on Taking Women’s Football to the next level include the Nigerian player, Oshoala, who plies her trade with Liverpool female team in England, Abby Wambach (USA national team player), Samar Nassar (Chief Executive Director of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016), Barbara Slater (Director of BBC Sport) and Brigitte Henriques (General Secretary of the French Football Association).
Panel speakers on Diversity for Success are Ebru Köksal (FIFA consultant), Michael Kimmel (Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University), Donna de Varona (Olympic …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper